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Agrotop will showcase a full range of services for realizing livestock construction projects at the Agrilink 2018 agribusiness exhibition, which will take place on October 4–6, 2018 at the World Trade Center Metro in Manila, Philippines.

Agrotop will present its turnkey solutions for all forms of poultry and pig sheds at booths 173, 174, 175 of its local partner, Bitrade, which markets Agrotop’s turnkey livestock projects in the Philippines.

Agrotop will introduce its cloud-based program Poultrix for managing poultry farms. This fully integrated automatic system brings the advantages of big data and artificial intelligence to the poultry industry. The innovative system provides chicken farmers with a remote, real-time, easy-to-use monitoring system to ensure operational efficiency and reduce costs.

Bitrade-Agrotop turnkey projects in the Philippines have established a reputation for high-quality buildings, delivered on time with equipment from the top brands.

“It is always a pleasure to visit Agrilink and be part of the Bitrade team,” said Stanley Kaye, Agrotop’s VP for the Asia Pacific Region. “The Philippines is a growing market which, as we have witnessed in recent years, is moving rapidly from traditional and concrete buildings to fully automated, environmentally controlled poultry and hog sheds.”

A recent study by Rabobank indicated that poultry consumption in the Philippines, Vietnam, India and Indonesia has outperformed global growth in the past five years and is expected to continue to grow until at least 2022.

The report, entitled “Foodservice is the new growth driver”, indicated that demand for Poultry in these countries is driven by following factors:

 - Value for money and convenience
 - The millennials’ increasing influence
 - Foodservice as a more important channel than retail

Agrotop and Bitrade are successfully marketing the innovative double-decker sheds in the Philippines. These sheds are an ideal solution when land is expensive or when permits to grow are limited.

Kaye added that these sheds give faster returns to growers, better feed conversion and higher quality meat.

“Bitrade was one of the first companies in the Philippines to introduce these projects, so I am really proud to partner with them," he concluded.

By using double-decker houses, the farmer can grow twice the number of chickens in the same space. And, taking into account infrastructure and other costs, the investment in the shed and equipment per bird is similar to the cost of a single-story building. A separate controller operates each floor independently, so it is no harder to grow than in a single-level shed. Typically, 100,000 birds can be grown in such a double-decker house.