Modular broiler feeder designed for efficient bird growth.

August 20, 2020

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Roxell is expanding its range of MiniMax feeder pans — its round feeder pan for broilers is now modular, which means the company can offer four different versions of the MiniMax.

The result is a MiniMax feeder pan that is adapted to the preferences and practices of each poultry farmer. The feeder pan therefore helps poultry farmers to grow more efficiently.

Roxell said for 35 years, the MiniMax feeder pan set the standard for optimal feed intake for broilers. This is due to the patented design: a stepped bottom pan with a special anti-waste edge. Both features improve the chickens’ feed intake and prevent spillage because feed cannot fall over the edge of the pan. The wings in the pan mark out a pecking zone, which means each broiler will eat out of its own compartment and cannot eat selectively. Each animal receives the correct composition of feed to ensure consistent growth in the group, the company said.

The low height — 60 mm or 2.36 in. — means that the pan is suitable for day-old chicks and growers do not need to supply an extra source of food in the house. From day one, the chicks can see the feed and climb effortlessly into the pan. This guarantees the best start. The bottom pan is now also available in two volumes:

  • A shallow pan with a standard feed capacity that is perfect for broilers up to 3 kg, and

  • A double capacity pan for chickens with a heavier end weight. A benefit of opting for the extra feed capacity is that the pan is only 0.5 cm (or 0.2 in.) higher than the shallow version.

Results show that the base of the MiniMax pans buries easily into the litter, which lowers the step into the pan even more, Roxell said.

The feed flow occurs according to a 360° principle, meaning that the pan fills consistently and evenly across the entire surface area.

“The approaches and needs of broiler companies are becoming ever more diverse. This is why Roxell has expanded its range of pans even further,” said Roxell marketing manager Frank Hartmann. “MiniMax already had an extensive set of functionalities and now we have added the modular structure to that. Specifically, you can choose to combine the MiniMax grill with either 10 or 14 feed openings with a shallow or deep bottom pan.”

View the new options in detail on Roxell’s website.

ROXELL, with its head office in Maldegem, Belgium, is a worldwide market leader in automated feed, drink, heating and ventilation systems for the poultry and pig operation.

Roxell BV is a subsidiary of CTB Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of systems and solutions for the poultry, pig, egg and grain sectors.

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