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April 8, 2016

Salmet/Ruby360 (OES) partner with Cal Poly

SALMET® and OES Inc. are pleased to announce a recently formed partnership with Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. As a result of a generous donation from Cal Poly alumni Peter Oppenheimer, this project will see four new SALMET® poultry housing systems installed which will be accompanied by custom control system on campus revolutionizing poultry education. Cal Poly is a leader in agricultural innovation which makes a relationship with SALMET®/OES a perfect fit. As industry leaders, SALMET®/OES provide a completely integrated system with heavy focus on cultivating the latest technology allowing poultry farmers to maximize control and supervision of their operations by utilizing their farm’s full potential. 

 

Completely integrated in the system are; poultry rearing housing systems, enriched  colony housing systems and alternative cage-free nest systems. In addition to the cage systems, electrical control systems including bird weighing, LED lighting systems, climate controls, video surveillance allowing the controller to have 24/7 remote access, feed weighing and feed management technology, egg conveying, egg counting and control as well as an entirely automated agricultural computer system will be included. 

 

“The Cal Poly Animal Science Department is excited to partner with SALMET® and OES Inc. on the recent renovation of our Poultry Production Center. As an institution that prides itself on innovation and advancement, Cal Poly has made it a priority to find partners with similar values. SALMET® is a true industry leader, with a 50-year history of producing exceptional quality enclosure systems for poultry, and the advanced integrated control systems from OES will provide our students with access to cutting edge technology. We are thrilled to offer our students exposure to these quality products, and look forward to an ongoing relationship with these industry partners.” - Dr. Jaymie Noland, D.V.R-Animal Science Department Head, Cal Poly State University.

 

In addition to the obvious benefits for the poultry science students at Cal Poly, the SALMET®/OES systems will act as a showcase internationally for the ever expanding poultry industry. One lucky student from Cal Poly will be accepting an internship in Germany at a SALMET® production facility. This opportunity will allow for hands-on experience and training with the products, which will be integral in the function and maintenance of future operations at Cal Poly. With a constant movement towards improving animal welfare within the poultry industry, this relationship creates opportunity for increased education for all poultry science students on proper animal care while still learning the most modern techniques of operation for increasing efficiency and production. 

 

SALMET® located in Dietzenbach, Germany is a world wide leader in poultry equipment. OES Inc. is an industry leader in poultry control systems and distributes SALMET® products in North America.

 

Peter Oppenheimer, Cal Poly alumni who graduated with a degree in agricultural business management in 1985. Oppenheimer later went on to act as the CFO of Apple Inc. for 10 years. Under his tenure, the company’s annual revenue grew from $8 billion to $171 billion.The donation of $20 million from Peter and his wife, Mary Beth is the largest cash donation in the history of the university.