A part of our production process.
Here you see our filleting machines in operation. The semi-automatic filleting machines produce high-quality chicken fillets. Whole or half chicken breast products, with or without skin, can be produced. The breast pieces are placed on the machine one at the time. The deboner separates the carcass from the fillet. Our employees then check to make sure that each fillet is bone and fat-free. This forms part of safeguarding our quality management.
What type of chicken are we talking about when we say stall chicken?
Chickens held in so-called stalls live in a stall with litter. The climate in the stall is well-controlled and adapted to the needs of the chickens. Dust particles are cleaned from the air. The chicks arrive at the company when they are one day old and stay on the farm for about six weeks. There is food and water available all day long. The farmer checks the stall several times a day to ensure the animals are doing well.
The animals growth, and hygiene in general, is well looked after. Healthy animals feel better. There are also other factors that help promote the welfare of the animals. In the Netherlands and Europe, general rules apply for the protection of animals that are kept for farming purposes. The Dutch poultry sector still has its own, additional welfare rules.
Many chickens from stall farms are exported to nearby EU countries. There is a large demand for Dutch poultry from abroad. The chickens in most stall farms mostly eat grains, soy and fats. To grow broilers well and to keep them healthy, the feed contains all the necessary proteins, vitamins and minerals. There are strict rules for the use of veterinary medicinal products, and the guiding principle is that they should only be used when absolutely necessary.
We work with partners who are well aware of this.
Would you like to know more about chicken in general? Please refer to the website kipkiplekker.nl.