In order to comply with the conditions of the awarded experimental status of WIndstreek, our poultry house, we have now started with measuring the emissions. In order to be allowed to keep animals in the Netherlands, these animals must be kept in a recognized low emission housing system. If you are designing from scratch (such as the Windstreek house), you can only keep animals in the system if you request an experimental house status. With this the system must be measured after the actual emission of ammonia and sometimes also odor and particulate matter emissions. The last months, Buro Blauw, an independent laboratory, has already been busy to draw up the correct measurement protocol. and now the actual measurements have been started, as shown in the pictures below.
Because a full year has to be measured under all circumstances, the final emission figures will still take some time before they will be published.