New Zealand / Elevated Free-Range Sheds
Elevated Free-Range Houses
Up to 50 Years of Structure Durability
About the Otaika Project
Agrotop has completed a project to build three elevated free-range sheds at the Otaika Farm near Ngawaro in New Zealand. Raised platform free-range layer houses are a perfect solution for entrepreneurs worldwide, suitable for project sizes ranging from a single house to large vertical integrations.
The Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs company, which owns the farm, is a well-established family-run business with farms in Otaika Valley and Kaharoa. Otaika Valley hens are free to roam on the farm’s beautiful and fertile land, resting at night and, when the weather is inclement, in spacious, safe, environmentally controlled barns. The company’s brand is one of most recognizable and trusted in New Zealand.
The Otaika Valley project was carried out together with Big Dutchman, a leading global provider of complete innovative systems for modern egg, poultry and pig production, which provided the equipment for the farm. The earthquake-proof sheds built by Agrotop were especially designed to provide optimal climate conditions for the birds when they need to be inside at night or when the weather is too hot or too cold. The chickens have easy access to the outdoors. The sheds are raised so that litter can easily be removed, resulting in minimal odour and fly issues.
Agrotop’s solutions are perfect for the farm’s needs for the following reasons:
- Hot dipped galvanized – the sheds are built to last many years with minimal maintenance.
- Ease of construct – an Agrotop supervisor helped to erect the first shed and since then farm workers have erected the sheds on their own.
Project by the numbers
Solutions we used
Otaika / a Look From The Inside
What our Clients say about us
“I would like to point out Agrotop’s professional engineering, precise production and ability to work under very strict time constraints without reducing the quality of their products.”
“The high quality job done by Agrotop led to almost maintenance free projects. We did not have to spend extra money on maintenance during these years. Today, buildings that are 12 years old look like they are brand new.”
“Together with Agrotop we constructed broiler and layer projects for millions of birds in UK, Spain, Australia, The Emirates, Israel and many other countries.”