February 11, 2016


Roxell expands feed transport system with new Flex-Auger system




Roxell is expanding its Flex-Auger range with a Flex-Auger High Capacity & High Run time with Densicor tube, to meet supply demands for the burgeoning animal proteins sector.


Serving livestock houses, this feed transport system offers a capacity of 10 tonnes per hour and a running time of four hours per day. Densicor, the wear-resistant polyethylene tube of the Flex-Auger High Capacity, has a diameter of 12.5 cm and optimises the durability of the transport system. The higher material density and the double-walled tube reinforce the robustness of the system.


"Since its foundation, many systems that Roxell has been offering have become (recognised) standards, which is also the case for our renowned Flex-Auger," said Lieven Waerenburgh, product manager for Flex-Auger. "Roxell continues to seek innovative solutions that enable the poultry and pig industry to produce end products in a profitable and sustainable manner."


According to Roxell, the demand for animal proteins is rising as a result of a growing world population and rising per capita consumption. The poultry and pig industries are making more investments in bigger housing or multiple houses per site, and are therefore in need of a transport system with a higher feed capacity.


More animals per house means an increase in feed transports to houses, Roxell said.


A broiler chicken in cage consumes an average of 150 grams of feed a day. For a house with 100,000 animals, the feed consumption quickly reaches six tonnes a day. 


The faster feeding behaviour of broiler breeders also requires an optimum feed transport, Roxell added.


A house with 20,000 broiler breeders needs a daily feed amount of 3.5 tonnes.


Within the pig segment, there is also a need for increased capacity because of the growing number of animals per house.


In the US, more houses with 5,000 or so fattening pigs are emerging, with each pig consuming three kilogrammes of feed per day.

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