Joe Buttigeig’s four-shed broiler farm in Melbourne's West, was fitted out with 12 high-efficiency ebm-papst AgriCool EC fans in each shed. This resulted in a more stable temperature across the shed, improved bird spread, increased airflow, and a lack of hot-spots. Three of the four trial batches demonstrated power saving of more than 80%.
Casaccio Layer Farm, operated by Farm Manager Geoff O'Brien had an old cross-ventilated grower shed retrofitted as a tunnel ventilated layer shed, holding up to 40,000 birds. 10 EC direct drive tunnel fans with AgriCool interface were installed. The maintenance free system has additional benefits such as reduced noise, access to the system's operational history, and alarm system.
From the Farmer: Destratification and stirring fans
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Con Kyriazis, a contract broiler grower for Baiada, identified that energy consumption was a large and growing cost on his farm. 112 energy hungry AC belt-driven fans were replaced with 64 efficient, quite, direct drive EC fans from ebm-papst. The whole system was integrated into Con’s existing farm control system. The result was reduced electricity bills, improved bird spread, and huge reduction in maintenance costs.
Latrobe Valley Farm Fresh is a layer farm located near Morwell in Victoria. Farm Manager Ron was aware that there were better ways to manage his farm while improving the quality of climate control, especially in the birds’ fragile early days. The AgriCool shed ventilation system from ebm-papst was chosen for its proven ability to reduce energy consumption, maintenance -free design and improved fan reliability.
From the Farmer: Tunnel fans
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