Marcel and Yvonne Krekels have a goat farm together. The farm was originally a bull farm run by Marcel’s parents. Unfortunately, the farm suffered major setbacks such as BSE (mad cow disease) and sharply declining meat prices. It was time to switch to a goat farm. When his parent’s farm was dissolved in 2013, the couple continued it together. It’s now a true family farm with 1,040 milk goats and 300 rearing goats.
They supply goat milk to Amalthea, a cooperation that treats the milk of the affiliated Dutch and Belgian milk goat farmers. The couple are focusing on optimisation to produce more milk from the same number of goats. A balanced supply is important for this. Goats are extremely sensitive to supply changes, which can negatively affect yield. To guarantee a balanced and constant supply, the farmer makes lasagna pits.
Various Bosch Beton silage clamps are used on the goat farm, which are separated by U150 retaining walls. The silos’ outer walls were constructed using L150HAK retaining walls. The farm also has a silage clamp from L125HAK retaining walls for byproducts. This silo is finished with an acid-proof floor with clinker bricks. The goat farmer is considering working with a cover system in the future.
Another Bosch Beton silage clamp is due to be placed at the Krekels family farm in 2022.
Photograpy: Family Krekels
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