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News and Events - ME International

News and Events

Less discard and more weight after Gallux lighting implementation!

We did another field study. This time in a broiler house with approx. 20.000 broilers with dimensions 90 x 22 meters with a ceiling height of 3,5. We installed 24 Gallux lights and compared discard (animals not taken in the slaughterhouse) and the weight. The comparison was made with a high-quality, multicoloured LED light of a competitor. The comparison barn is absolutely identical except for the lighting. The results were about 50 grams heavier broilers and about 230 less discarded animals.

Furthermore, the lighting has absolutely proved its worth in the housing and the sheds when it comes to collecting the birds. By switching to the blue lighting, the surroundings of the house are very well perceptible for humans, but the animals remain on the floor, which makes it easier to collect them and save time significantly.

20. April 2020

We are operating despite current COVID-19 challenges!

We are operating despite Covid-19 and are availible for spare parts delivery. We have expanded our warehouse to be able to supply you with the needed spare parts in this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Stay healthy!

20. April 2020

NEW! Petersime Easy Connect™ App

The world is undergoing radical change. Technology has become a part of everyday business simplifying and making our life’s better. To simplify and speed up the processes for the hatchery managers and technical staff Petersime developed a smartphone app. You can dowload the app free of charge in Apple and Google Play app stores.

The app makes it easy to:

  • Get first-line support from our team of specialists
  • Find useful information on machines and incubation
  • Monitor your own hatchery directly from the app
  • Order the right spare part quickly and easily
  • And much more

Download the app and explore the opportunity to make a difference in your business.

Easy Connect™ app on the App Store - iOS
Easy Connect™ app on Google Play - Android

02. April 2020

NEW! BioStreamer™ Chick-Store

The storage of day-old chicks is of great importance for hatchery owners, as sub-optimal storage conditions can have a negative impact on the quality of the chicks, the performance after hatching and the welfare of the animals. This is particularly true when storage periods are long and transport times after storage are extended. The BioStreamer™ chick store is specifically designed to create an optimised environment modelled on nature to ensure that day-old chicks arrive at the farm in perfect condition.

The perfect environment for your chicks

By storing chicks in a special incubator that optimizes conditions for chicks, you can maximize the potential of day-old chicks and minimize losses. The BioStreamer™ Chick-Store is specifically designed to automatically create the perfect storage environment to ensure that your valuable day-old chicks are of excellent quality, performance and welfare.
Precise temperature control and uniform airflow
Inside the BioStreamer™ Chick-Store the temperature is controlled very precisely, creating the perfect, even ambient temperature for storing chicks. At the same time, the fully controlled environment improves the welfare of the animals and ensures the well-being of the chicks.
Another critical factor in storage, besides temperature, is the air flow. The BioStreamer™ Chick-Store distributes the air evenly over the rows of chick box trolleys and the chick boxes inside the machine. Excessive humidity and CO2 are removed through the air outlets.

This is what the BioStreamer™ Chick-Store can do for your business:

- Fully controlled environment to ensure optimal storage conditions in any climate and any size of hatchery
- Lower chick mortality, better overall quality, excellent performance and increased animal welfare
- Increased flexibility in managing chick storage, e.g. overnight storage for next day shipment
- Full-load operation with a capacity of up to 25,000 day-old chicks depending on chick box capacity and trolley type
- Partial load operation is also possible to easily adapt to any order size

The challenges of chick storage exist to overcome!

More Information about BioStreamer™ Chick-Store

01. April 2020

ME International Installation GmbH developed in cooperation with Mrs. Melanie Frisch from Biochem mbH a special spray lance for the application of "HatchGel SP".

In 2018 Biochem expanded its range of animal nutrition products with the introduction of the new HatchGel SP for modern poultry breeds. According to Biochem, the gel solution with its composition not only serves as an application medium, but also combines nutritional value, prebiotic effect, vaccine protection and water stabilisation or colour effect. The HatchGel SP can be used as a drop application or on the starter food. It is suitable as a carrier for orally absorbed substances such as probiotics.

Quote from Ms Frisch, Product Manager for Food Supplements at Biochem: "HatchGel SP not only supports the effectiveness of probiotics and other intestinal active ingredients, but also strengthens the immune system. With this high-quality carrier solution for incubation applications, your herd is always one step ahead of the competition".

To ensure that the gel is applied as evenly as possible to the chicks, ME International together with Mrs Frisch designed a spray lance that can be easily attached to the Maruyama back sprayer. The lance should be flexibly adapted to the requirements of the respective locations, taking into account user-friendliness and a high-quality construction. In cooperation with regional suppliers, prototypes were initially produced which, after careful practical tests with the Maruyama back sprayer, finally resulted in a solution suitable for series production.

The Maruyama Back Sprayer guaranteed a constant pressure ratio during spraying, which is a considerable advantage especially for the application of gel. In the tests, devices with a spray lance were used, but the principle can also be used without problems with 2 lances.The developed lance is also compatible with other spraying devices, we will be happy to advise you personally if required.

28. November 2019

Our contribution to sustainability

Fortunately we become more aware of our impact on the planet. Our company contributes to the sustainability with our BioJector. We use stainless steel instead of plastics and we don´t have built-in obsolescence. 22 years and 114.400.000 chicks and counting BioJector still successfully vaccinates Cobb grandparent’s chicks. The client uses several devices and all of the devices reached this age and amount of vaccinated chicks without needing any noteworthy repairs.

This is our contribution to the sustainability. We learnt our lesson and will apply this concept to further product developments because everyone should contribute something to making our world a better place.

21. November 2019

Presentation of Gallux LED lighting success at breeder meeting

ME International presented for the second time the Gallux multi-spectal poultry lighting at a breeders meeting in north of Germany. This time, however, not only the light, but its success was presented. The poultry lighting was tested in cooperation with a breeder over a year. Therefore, the Gallux LED lighting was installed in a breeder stable measuring 90 x 22 meters with a ceiling height of 3.5m.

Samples were taken from three rounds to compare the discard (not taken animals in the slaughterhouse) in the stables. It was compared with a high-quality, multi-colored LED luminaire for poultry houses of a competitor. The comparative housing is absolutely identical with the exception of the lighting. However, the wastage in the Gallux stall was significantly lower.

The animals in the Gallux barn are much more relaxed than in the comparison stable. The assumption is that by stress reduction under the Gallux lighting the animals hurt each other less often. This leads to a reduction of stains on the meat caused by the injuries and results in a higher purchase rate from the slaughterhouse.

Furthermore, the lighting has proven itself during putting the animals in and out of the barn. When switching to the blue lighting, the environment of the stable is very noticeable to the people, but the animals remain in one place.

ME International presented this knowledge together with one satisfied customer at the breeder meeting. The Gallux LED luminaire for poultry houses not only provided the animal welfare, but also made a profit increase for our client by increasing the number of animals on the slaughterhouse.

14. November 2019

Our service engineer David is back from his last trip to South Africa!

David visited our client, a large international pharmaceutical company in South Africa to provide technical support for our BioJector vaccination devices. David has great expertise and works for many years with the installation of vaccination devices and incubators. David started on the German market but expanded his work over the years to the whole world.

As a reward for his good work, he was also able to enjoy this beautiful country and the exemplary hospitality.

We are especially glad to gain new impressions and inspirations,  to adapt our equipment to the individual needs of our clients and that our motivated team makes it possible to support our customers all over the world.


31. July 2019

Working in the poultry industry, we all know how important hygiene is.

Efficient and continuous disinfection is an absolute priority. Infections have not only an impact on your profitability but can affect the whole industry. This is why ME International visited the headquarters of CID Lines for training.  The focus was on Kenosan and Virocid.

Where Virocid is used,  the bacteria viruses, fungi, and spores have no chance. The bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and spraying effect of Virocid® is unique in the world and poses no danger to humans, animals, material or environment.

Kenosan combines an ultra-strong adhesion with a deeply penetrating cleaning effect at very low concentrations! The qualitative formula guarantees a unique cleaning result in the most difficult environments. The cleaning effect is also reinforced by the extremely long contact time of the adhesive foam. Due to the long contact time with the surfaces, work, water, and energy are saved.

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15. May 2019

Petersime has invited the European distributors to introduce new products on the hatchery market. ME International attended the meeting also and would love to introduce the newest hatchery equipment to our customers.

Petersime is a world-leading company that offers state of the art incubators, hatchery equipment and turnkey hatcheries for ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys and even ostriches.

ME International has a decades-long relationship with Petersime. ME International represents Petersime in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We are very glad about the opportunity to learn newest technologies and present the hatchery equipment innovations to our customers on the D-A-CH markets.

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20. April 2019

LED Luminaire "Gallux" has been ENEC certified

ENEC certified LED Luminaire for poultry houses_Pollux

The "Gallux" luminaire for use in poultry houses has been ENEC certified. With an ENEC certificate, the manufacturer shows that his products comply with the relevant safety standards for Europe. ENEC stands for "European Norms Electrical Certification" and is the European mark of conformity for electrical equipment, which confirms conformity with the European safety standards.

Every luminaire manufactured by us bears the CE mark. This mark indicates that the manufacturer guarantees compliance with the relevant safety and health regulations for the product concerned.

While the CE mark is only a self-declaration of the manufacturer and does not require independent testing, an independent testing institute awards the ENEC mark. The approval offers our customers security and proves that our lighting systems are of the highest quality. They are also a recognition of our tireless work for continuous improvement of the performance of our products.

From the very beginning, we have placed great emphasis on the quality of the luminaire. The luminaire can be proudly regarded as "Made in Germany". It is not just a slogan; the suppliers for most of the lighting components are based in Germany. Due to the good quality, we also ensure the longevity of the lighting. The customers do not have to worry about the constant exchange of spare parts and can relax and concentrate on their daily business.

Customers can also rest assured that the luminaires pose no danger whatsoever and that there is no risk of fire. Not only does our lighting serve animal welfare and increase production, it also gives our customers safety. There is hardly more to offer on the poultry lighting market.

27. February 2019

Scandinavia has a reputation for ethics, culture, animal welfare and respect for the environment. After the introduction and successful implementation of our LED poultry lighting in Germany and Switzerland, Scandinavian market is also of interest for ME International. The decision was therefore made to introduce our young and unique poultry LED lighting project to Scandinavian clients. 

The clients from Norway, Sweden and Denmark were excited that farmers will be able to increase the poultry production and animal welfare in one.

With our innovative Gallux LED poultry lighting the farmers are able to mimic the natural habitat of the birds. In the case of chickens, it´s Asian jungle. If it were turkeys steppe lighting is as well programmable. Further also the sunrise and sunset are programmable, you basically can program every possible spectrum available in the nature.

During development of the led lighting for poultry houses we worked closely with scientist who set their focus on poultry lighting. Their goal is to increase animal welfare. Our goal was the best possible solution for poultry and their owners. Our deliberation was if the animals feel better, then the production also improves. We were right.

Since then we completed several researches and are confident, the LED lighting has several advantages and our company contributes to animal welfare and to the profit boost of poultry farmers.

ME International is almost 40 years on the market, with the LED poultry lighting we expand our horizons. The Scandinavian market is a big step forward.

LED Lighting for poultry

19. December 2018

When changes become chances.

Great thanks to all of our visitors for making the VIV Europe 2018 a major success.

VIV Europe opened for the 40th time the exhibition doors in Utrecht. From the 20th till the 22nd of June innovations and inspirations from poultry meat and eggs, fish, dairy and pigs were presented. ME International has also presented their products with focus on innovational features.

BioJector IV-2 is able to vaccinate with 2 vaccines in one penetration. BioJector X is available for 10-day-old birds.

BioSprayor, a customer friendly device is now equipped with new nozzles for gel spraying. To use BioSprayor, customers don´t need electricity and pneumatic and the quality is outstanding. ME International kept with the new developments of BioSprayor, and BioJector costumer needs in mind by working closely with clients.

In addition, ME International presented the latest technology in LED lighting designedto meet the needs of animals. Different species have different light reception. With six individually tune-able bands, light can be customised to each visual needs and millions of light compositions may be created. Some examples are daylight, sunset and sunrise. Further, the primal habitats of turkeys and chickens differ and these aspects are considered. ME International already got a really positive feedback from a costumer, who performed a study to compare the multicolour LED with a conventional LED in different sheds and had impressive results. There was no cannibalism, no feather pecking, many more eggs but much less flawed eggs and many more aspects in favour of the lighting provided by ME International.

ME International presented poultry lighting in Netherlands

26. June 2018

"Future-day" impressions

Since 2001 every year, a special event has been held in Germany. It started as "Girls'Day", an once a year action day designed to motivate girls and women to take up technical and scientific careers. 2011, boys also joined the event to break the role stereotype for boys as well. First known under the name “Boy´s Day” and “Girl´s Day” it became “Future-Day” and the participation rate is impressive since.

Two children have visited us, boy and girl, and it was fun! We´ve started the day with an introduction about our company, hatcheries and simple breeding processes. We showed interesting and child-oriented videos and presentations about (chicken-) hatcheries and farms in our new conference room.  After our presentations, we explained our new LED lighting project. Following this, they were allowed to independently design lighting plans on the computer, as we do for our customers. After a lunch break, we visited a customer (Ostrich-farm) close to our company. This farm is hatching ostriches in a small frame as a family establishment.

The children were able to gain insights into the incubator and ostrich farming while an informative guided tour. We are very happy that both children had lots of fun with us and can imagine a job in our industry in their future. One of the children visited us for the second time in a row. Every year we come up with an exciting program of farm-visits, presentations and simple work that children can follow.

We are looking forward to welcome children to “Future-Day 2019” again!

Lighing plan for poultry houses

27. April 2018

ME expands to Austria and Switzerland

ME International GmbH expands  their Petersime NV distribution for Austria and Switzerland. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Petersime for their trust. ME International is already Petersime agent in Germany since 1988. We see the new area as a reward for our positive and successful collaboration with Petersime! On a final note we would like to thank my business partner and friend Mr. André van Rij from AC Poultry International BV for his support. We are looking forward into an exciting and successful future!

20. December 2017

ME expands to Austra and Switzerland_Petersime

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