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Kris Coppen, a chicken farmer with three houses, has a total of 100,000 chickens under his care. He faces the challenge of improving the health and welfare of his poultry, while also implementing cost-saving measures. Kris decides to make a financial comparison between similar houses, some of which are equipped with Harsonic®.
Harsonic® is an innovative technology specifically designed to improve water quality by reducing biofilm and calcium deposits. Through the use of Harsonic®, chickens can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment, resulting in reduced risk of disease and improved growth.
After thorough research, Kris concludes that houses with Harsonic® offer significant benefits. Not only can he save on drug and treatment costs, but also on water and feed consumption. In addition, the chickens’ overall productivity is improved, resulting in higher yields.
With this financial equation in mind, Kris Coppen makes the decision to implement Harsonic® in his houses. He looks forward to the positive impact this technology will have on the health of his chickens and his financial results.
1 . Savings on medication:
Stable 1 and Stable 2:
No medication needed to be given in these 2 stables during the last 3 rounds. So no medication used in these 2 stables.
The same amount of medication had to be given as always. So in this stable no savings were made on medication at all.
Cost – calculation of medication against Coccidiosis in stable 3:
Round 1 : one treatment – price: 960 euros
Round 2 : two treatments – price: 1,252 euro
Round 3 : one treatment – price: 625 euro
Total cost of medication in one stable (stable 3 ) = 2,837 euro.
This means 2,837 euro for 3 rounds divided by 3 = 945 euro per round There are 7 rounds in a year, so 945 euro multiplied by 7 = 6,615 euro.
Total cost of medication against Coccidiosis in stable 3 = 6,615 euros / year
Normal cost for the 2 other stables:
If the 2 other stable should have been treated, it would have cost 800€ for both stable together per round x 7 rounds per year = 5,600€ of medication against Coccidiosis / year.
Total (average) cost per year for medication against Coccidiosis: 6,615€ + 5,600€ = 12,215€.
2. Savings on chemical maintenance products:
The last 3 rounds there was no need to clean or flush the tubes in the stable with Harsonic®.
Normally they use disinfectants Hydrogen Peroxide
Normal cost +/ 500 euros (for all 3 stable) per round x 7 = 3,500 euros
We take a margin of 2 treatments per year instead of none, to get a more realistic result.
5 x 500 euros = 2,500 € realistic savings on hydrogen peroxide
3. Saving on manure:
Visually it was noticed that the treated stable became a lot drier.
This also means a small saving because it costs less to dispose of the manure.
10,000kg: 50,000 = 0.2 kg less manure per hen per 1,000kg
There is a remarkable difference in water clarity.
There is also a notable difference in the leaks of the stables
This means that it is also important to treat both the tubes and the tank !
=> an important fact is that this reduction of leaks is a great advantage for the work to be done. We could say that it also helps mentally because the grower does not have to worry all the time.
Conclusion total annual savings
Even with a very realistic calculation, we can say that a breeder with 100,000 chickens saves almost 11,225 euros per year.
Purchase price of the Harsonic® Tubes-Tanks :
stable 1 + stable 2 = 1 Harsonic® tank at 1,074 € + 2 Harsonic® Tubes at 1,958€.
stable 3 (560m 7x80m ) = 2 Harsonic® Tubes at 1.958€ + 1 tank at 1.074€.
Total cost: 6.064€.
Return on investment (without labor): 6.4 months total investment recouped on 3 stables
Results for Mr. Coppen with 100,000 chickens:
Profit first year: 6,175euro
Profit per year from 2nd year onwards: 11,225 euros profit per year
More information: Kris Coppen: +32.474/52.07.71