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TECHNOLOGICAL RAISING AND PRODUCTION - Raising | 石安牧場|台灣唯一連續5年榮獲食品安全品質標準 SQF 最高等級 Level 3 驗證通過的雞蛋牧場品牌,頂級優質蛋品都在石安牧場

Technological Raising and Production

A modernized farm at the foot of Dagang Mountain

  • Farm location: Alian District, Kaohsiung City
  • Farm Area: it occupies 62,711 square meters
  • Farm Allocation: it is equipped with 8 layer houses and 3 pullet houses
  • Feeding and Raising Scale: the Farm raises 500,000 layers and 200,000 pullet
  • Feeding and Raising Layers: 100% Hy-Line International white egg layers are raised on the Farm
  • Farm Product: Shih An Farm Animal Friendly Egg
  • Feeding and Raising Equipment: the Farm uses totally-enclosed environment controlled EV1250a-EU40 model to comply with the EU Directive 1999/74/EC for the protection of laying layers as well as the EU Directive 2009/125/EC to lower the energy consumption of products by means of environmentally friendly design
  • Washing Equipment: the Farm uses the Dutch MOBA PX350 full automatic computerized washer

Good Layer Housing“Healthy eggs come from happy chickens”

Since 2011, Shih An Farm introduced cage equipment in compliance with the EU regulations of animal welfare and is Asia’s first egg layer farm that fully uses the equipment in compliance with these regulations. Shih An Farm owns Shih An Farm owns Humane monitoring" logo ( for Humane animal production systems) and Friendly animal products" logo (for Friendly production systems).

Technological Raising and Production

Technological Management

Shih An Farm raises its pullet from day 1 after they are hatched and provides them comfortable space for growth. Automatic watering raising method is applied. Totally-enclosed automatic equipment is introduced to adjust humidity and temperature that are most suitable for layers with the computer.

Technological Raising and Production

Friendly Space

Inside the enriched cages that care for animal welfare, each layer on average can have a space about 750 square centimeters for them to walk and rest. There are also areas for games, claw Shortener, and perches for layer to show their true spirit. Egg laying nests are separately planned to allow layers to lay eggs in a relatively secured environment.

Technological Raising and Production

Layer’s nanny

There is no forced molting on the Farm. The “nanny” team including veterinarians, nutritionists, advisors, and Farm Quality Assurance Group are specifically responsible for health management of the layers, and they care for the layers’ health from time to time.

Enriched Cage Equipment

  • Totally-enclosed Environment Controlled EV1250a-EU40 Model
  • Comply with the EU Directive 1999/74/EC for the protection of laying layers
  • Comply with EU Directive 2009/125/EC to lower the energy consumption of products by means of environmentally friendly design
Image: Enriched Cage Equipment
  1. AGroup nest
  2. BClaw Shor tener
  3. CDrinking nipple
  4. DFeed trough
  5. EFront perch
  6. FRear perch
  7. GLight litter area New BD litter mat
Image: Directive 1999/74/EC

About the Directive 1999/74/EC

  • 750 square centimeters Surface/Layer
  • 15cm perch for each layer
  • At least a 600 square centimeters space available
  • Walkway at the minimum width of 90 centimeters
  • The minimum elevated height of 45 centimeters
  • claw shortener
  • The minimum cage surface of 2,000 square centimeters
  • The maximum net bottom inclination of eight degrees
  • Each layer requires a feed trough at the length of 12 centimeters
  • A drinking nipple for every ten layers

The EU-Guideline

Image: The EU-Guideline

Smart feeding“Three Nos for feeding to boost immunity with feed”

No drug injection, no antibiotics feeding, no feeding of animal protein

  • Natural grain based vegetable formula is used in feed to boost the immunity of layers with feed
  • Comprehensive feed formula is provided to layers according to their ages. At the same time, data is analyzed to conduct animal-friendly dynamic raising management for growth conditions of individual layers.
  • Safe feed without chemical compounds, drugs, or antibiotics certified by ISO22000/HACCP. Main ingredients of feed include high quality corn, hydrolyzed soy protein (high quality protein), bacillus subtilis, reishi mushroom, selenium yeast, ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide, ginsenoside, and natural grain extract to boost layer health.
  • Feed is produced by independent production line and vehicles without chemical residues are used (also known as blank) to avoid cross-infection.