INTERNATIONAL STANDARD HUSBANDRY AND FEEDING TECHNOLOGY
The keeping technology of the farm combines the traditional “peasant-farm” and the modern large-scale system.
The investment of HUF 600 million was made on an area of 120,000 m2.
27,000 laying hens produce 8 million eggs a year.
The state-of-the-art technical equipment is operated by only 1-2 trained workers.
Two new elements of the special feeding system are split feeding and the feed enriched with quality herbs.
The units of the farm
Three laying houses with pastures and conservatories.
Egg collection and storage, as well as social and demonstration buildings.
The free-range system and the automated egg grading operate with the most modern world-class technology available today.
The information accumulated during the operation helps to keep the company’s management system up to date.
Animal welfare on a high level
The farm was built in full compliance with the legal provisions on animal protection and welfare; a fact that also has its economic significance.
Hungary is one of the few countries that encourages farmers to comply with domestic and EU legislation with subsidies.
International innovations in animal nutrition
The two new elements: adaptation to the changing nutrient requirements of the time of day and herbs in the compound feed.
Scientific and practical experience shows that the nutrient requirements of laying hens are not continuous but vary from one part of the day to another. The content of the feed is compiled with this fact in mind: they change the nutritional content of the feed from one part of the day to another.
Measurements show that the birds eat optimal doses and still save feed, primarily protein, with this kind of diet.
The result is a more economical and ecosystem-friendly feeding regime that eliminates unnecessary waste.
In their new method, they mix first-class, domestically grown herbs from reliable sources with high-value feed of excellent ingredients.
According to laboratory studies, the mutually reinforcing active ingredients of natural origin have a favorable effect on the content and taste of eggs.
Feed development and innovation with UBM
The egg-producing company Fuchs has been cooperating with UBM for more than 15 years. They buy feeds, premixes and protein carriers. Joint large-scale experiments, individual feed recipes, extensive expert advice and the utilization of each other’s databases are the basis of a mutually beneficial cooperation.
UBM detects, evaluates and utilizes the cutting edge methods and innovations in feeding; its top information and background information are excellent.
Laying hens returning from the open air must not bring mud, garbage or infectious material on their feet into the production buildings.
They maintain hygiene with several lines of protection and gravel beds full of disinfectant.
The intensive disinfectant litter of the laying house also inhibits the establishment and multiplication of pathogens.
Custom vaccine program
One of the important goals of vaccinating chickens is that in the later, egg-producing stage of their lives, medical treatment and medication take place only in the most necessary cases.
Therefore, the protection and treatment of young birds is more complex and more costly, but more effective than the commonly used procedure.
In the meantime, they take into account that the behavior of free-range birds, their natural habitats, organizational strength, etc. significantly different from their cage-producing counterparts.
Biological and economic efficiency
The relationship between biological and economic efficiency is clearly positive (positive correlation).
To fully utilize this potential, they keep the world’s best egg-laying hybrids: they rely on top genetics. They work with Tetra and Hy-Line hybrids. Large-scale egg production requires birds with excellent stress and technology tolerance. Herds selected for a long production cycle.
These hybrids are usually calm tempered, physically robust and fit for life.
Up to the age of 72 weeks, they produce about 330 hard shell, orange yolk eggs with an average weight of 60-63 grams. The feed required to produce one egg is about 135 grams.
Everything is measured, monitored and evaluated according to the requirements of their quality assurance system. This is the basis of expanding genetic capacity, improving value indicators and, ultimately, efficiency.
The Győrszemere keeping system helps these favorable processes.
Sunlight releases the “happiness hormone”, serotonin, in the brain. May birds feel that too?
FUCHS Agrár Kft, and its parent company FUCHS Tojás Kft, are one of the key players in the domestic egg market delivering 60-70 million eggs a year mainly to large department store chains. The task: to guarantee the production of good quality eggs, because only good quality eggs can be sold. With a flexible, adaptive behavior and continuous, empathetic negotiations one can have a chance with the large commercial chains that are often peculiar, frequently change their requirements on a day-to-day basis and always impose tough ordering conditions.
The Fox brand – satisfied customers
With their personal, unique and well-known brand, they found and authentically and restrainedly way to draw attention to the characteristic, special and unique brown-shelled Fuchs eggs with their excellent nutritional value and aesthetic appearance.
The Fox brand egg is identifiably different from the competition products. The strongest basis for trust in the Fox brand is customer satisfaction!
The demonstration plant
The operation of the poultry farming system in Győrszemere requires a great deal of attention and professional training.
They do not hide the expertise gained from their successful husbandry and feeding methods under large-scale conditions, they are happy to share it.
They take small study groups in their demonstration plant.
Fuchs masterstrokes of free-range egg production are presented with the help of videos and experts at the visitor center (at pre-arranged times).