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Peninsula Poultry Appliances has revealed details of one of its most recent projects – a technologically advanced broiler house near Cape Town, South Africa

Peninsula Poultry Appliances (PPA), which is also active in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya, offers clients full turnkey solutions to poultry houses, including building work, ventilation systems, feeding systems, watering systems, cooling and heating. The company is an agent and distributor of some of the world’s best known poultry equipment brands including:

  • Automatic feeding-pan systems: The CODAF automatic feeding-pan is a rational system, practical and technologically advanced.
  • Laying-hen systems: SALMET develops technically fine-tuned and highly specialised laying-hen systems for customers with innovative investment planning and high technological demands.
  • Poultry drinking systems: PLASSON’s poultry watering systems are customised for all types of poultry, from hatching to maturity of broilers, breeders, pullets, layers, turkeys and ducks.
  • Climate solutions: SKOV develops, produces and sells components and systems for climate solutions, house air cleaning and production control.
  • Automatic nests for breeders: JANSEN produces automatic nests for breeders and floor hens and sells these nests and related equipment worldwide.

According to Unsworth, the current trend throughout the world is to build controlled environment poultry houses. “Broiler breeds have genetically improved so fast,” he said. “For instance, it seems like a few years ago that birds took 56 days to grow to two kilogram’s. Today they can get to two kilograms in 33 days, and that is just pure genetics and better housing conditions. You have to give the bird the right conditions to perform in, otherwise you won’t get the desired results.”

Unsworth added that with the proper ventilation, commercial poultry production was possible anywhere in the world: “When we get requests to build houses in very humid areas such as central Africa, we first find out what the weather conditions are, and then design the ventilation system around that,” he said.

PPA has supplied complete broiler houses to some of the continent’s most well-known poultry companies. It has also been involved in a number of government-promoted projects.