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Bestman, M.W.P. and B.G.H. Timmermans. 2018. Professional apple orchards in poultry free range areas. Get revenues from your investment in animal welfare. 2 p.

Number of pages: 2

Type of document: Pamphlet / Brochure

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Related to: Agforward: Agroforestry in Europa

More information on authors/freelancers connected to LBI :
Monique W. P. Bestman MSc.;
Bart G.H. Timmermans Ph.D.


Language of document: English

Title in English: Professional apple orchards in poultry free range areas. Get revenues from your investment in animal welfare.

Abstract / summary in English:

A free range area contributes to the welfare of your chickens. However, they only like it if there is enough shelter with trees, bushes or artificial structures. A farm with 10,000 or 20,000 chickens needs a range area of respectively 4 or 8 hectares. Planting such a surface with trees is a high investment. So what about adding revenues to your business model and introduce professional fruit trees? Every fruit specie demands special skills. Some demand additional investments, like cherries that need netting against birds. If only one specie is planted, then only for this specie skills are necessary. This leaflet is about apples.


Keywords in English: free-range poultry, agroforestry
Professional apple orchards in poultry free range areas. Get revenues from your investment in animal welfare.