February 23, 2021

ORGANIC PULLET BARN

ALBERTA, CANADA

This Organic Pullet Barn is designed for the rearing of chicks to move into free-range organic laying barns. As this is an organic barn Ruby360 provided the proper amount of Tulderhof natural diffused light windows including automatic black out shutters.

This barn uses the same Munters Drive high efficiency direct drive fans for everything from minimum ventilation through to full tunnel vent due to the unique layout of the barns ventilation system. Along with proper staging and control through the Opticon system this allows the fans to run at their most efficient levels for the current ventilation demand throughout the year.

Multiheat hot water fan heaters are used for the majority of the heat in the barn taking advantage of IBC high efficient condensing broilers without adding extra humidity or CO2 to the air in the barn that would need to be ventilated out.

ONCE lighting is used throughout the barn with Dim-to-blue technology. Tube lights are used inside the system and on the ceiling direct mounted bulbs are mounted to junction boxes.

An Agrialert 128 touch screen system was installed at this farm to monitor multiple barns along with a few zones in the house. This system has multiple remote stations located in the individual barns so everything can be monitored through the central unit to keep track of everything on site including things like temperatures, control alarms, water pressure, doors being accessed or fans faulting.

All ventilation, barn controls and lighting are controlled by custom Ruby360 controls utilizing Opticon computers which also take care of automatic bin and bird weighing.

Barn Construction

Construction of the pullet facility.

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Ventilation System

Munters High Efficient Fans featuring Munters Drive technology

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Feed System

Salmet Chain Feeding System

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Manure System

Salment Manure Handling System

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Lighting System

Once Animal-Centric LED Lighting

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Heating System

MultiHeat Hot Water Heaters with IBC Boilers

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Bird Weighing

Opticon Bird Scale

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Ruby360 Controls

Ruby360 Custom Controls with Opticon Technology

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Alarms

Agri-Alert Alarm System

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Organic Windows

Tulderhof organic windows

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