• THE REVOLUTIONARY FARM

  • WELCOME

    To the most animal-friendly and environmentally- friendly poultry farm in the world

    Our motive

    Fair eggs

    An important issue which people face is how we will feed the growing world population in a fair way. Without overexploiting nature, without excluding people and without tormenting animals. Now, our low food price is paid for at a high price elsewhere, for example, by the environment, animals, farmers, and our children. We realize that this can be done in a fairer way and turn words into deeds at Kipster.

    Society and the market

    Growth market

    Sustainability in agriculture and husbandry is necessary. Fortunately, the group of consumers who realize this is increasing. You also see that in the consumption of eggs. Battery cages are forbidden and each year the share of free range and organic eggs is growing. This is just a first step. We are making follow-up steps with innovations for chickens, hens, farmers and the environment. And for everyone who wishes to eat healthily and fairly at a reasonable price.

    Realism and idealism

    Innovations

    Using common sense and high-quality technology, we have developed a farm where the chicken is allowed to be a chicken again, and the environment is spared as much as possible. With realistic idealism, a feeling for brands and for markets, we are beginning to supply eggs in the Netherlands and expect to supply internationally in the near future. From October 2017, you will be able to buy Kipster eggs from Lidl.

    Animal welfare

    Chickens the main focus

    For us, laying chickens are more than just egg machines that have to be set at maximum yield. We see the chicken as an animal with instincts and needs. In the design of the farm, the chicken is the main focus. We show that animal welfare is definitely a realistic option in combination with environmentally friendliness as well as financial feasibility.

    Committed specialists

    Thinking and doing

    We have worked on the development of Kipster for more than four years. The report ‘Houden van Hennen’ (Poultry farming’) by Wageningen University formed for instance the basis of our thinking. We also involved the Dutch Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Milieudefensie (Dutch environmental organization), Urgenda (sustainability organization) and numerous specialists in the design process. We are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed ideas and cooperated. We thank in particular LidlNederland, the Dutch branch of Lidl, which was hugely involved in Kipster as an entrepreneur and pioneer.

    The initiators

    Man and chicken

    Kipster is an initiative of Styn Cleassens (farmer and entrepreneur), Ruud Zanders (lecturer in healthy poultry farming and entrepreneur), Maurits Groen (environmental expert and entrepreneur) and Olivier Wegloop (communication strategist and entrepreneur).

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  • A GREAT DEAL OF INNOVATIONS

    On one farm

    ANIMAL-FRIENDLY

    • We imitate a natural wooded environment for the chickens
    • There is plenty of variety, daylight and fresh outdoor air inside
    • The indoor garden has been set up as a playground for the chickens
    • In the park, there is a lot for the chickens to experience due to the varied planting 
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    ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY

    • We use an extremely low ammonia standard of approximately 0.025 kg per chicken
    • We reduce the fine particle emission to more than 90%
    • Our chicken feed originates from residual flows and does not compete with food which could also be suitable for human consumption 
    • 1,078 solar panels on the roof supply more energy than we use
    • We only use electrical facilities
    • We do not use fossil fuels

     

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    SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

    • No unnecessary kilometres: the eggs are packed on the farm and delivered directly
    • The farmer receives a fair price from Lidl for the eggs, and the consumer pays Lidl a fair price
    • There is room for visitors and a centre for education and information
    • When our chickens ‘retire’, they are not dumped in Africa to disrupt the market there, but they are processed here into high-quality meat products 
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    LOWER DISEASE PRESSURE

    • The atrium and the park can be cleaned completely
    • The park is fenced off and covered with a net, which considerably reduces the danger from other birds and animals
    • In the case of bird flu, the consequences are less serious than with other free range systems
    • The excellent air quality on the farm is good for the farmer and his chickens 
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    BLENDING WITH THE LANDSCAPE

    • The plan for planting around the farm is part of the design
    • All the technical installations and silos are out of sight
    • The design is aesthetic and functional
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    FLEXIBLE AND SCALEABLE

    • The farm is an alternative to conventional agriculture
    • The concept can be made suitable for urban agriculture
    • Thanks to the modular set-up, farms with 3,000 to 96,000 chickens are possible
  • THE FIRST KIPSTER

    At the Wusterveld, near Venray, the first Kipster is being built. This is a preview area for the establishment of innovative farmers who focus on animal welfare and the health of humans and animals. Kipster is the first farm to be set up here.

     

     

  • MEET THE FOUNDERS

    HI!

    Styn Claessens

    Farmer and entrepreneur

    Styn is young, passionate and intelligent. He is the model for the new generation of farmers who care about animal welfare and the environment. He especially learned about farming from his father.

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    Ruud Zanders

    Lecturer and entrepreneur

    Ruud grew up amongst chickens. He is a lecturer in Healthy Poultry Farming and owner of Pluimhuis for sustainable eggs and poultry meat concepts.

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    Maurits Groen

    Sustainability expert and entrepreneur

    Maurits is a sustainable entrepreneur, and founder of for instance solar energy social enterprise WakaWaka, and number 1 in the sustainable top 100 of the daily newspaper Trouw.

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    Olivier Wegloop

    Communication strategist and entrepreneur

    Olivier is a sustainable entrepreneur and once started with the well-known creative agency Boomerang. He is now director of strategic communications at Schuttelaar&Partners, a consultancy and communication bureau for a better world

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    Kipster

    Dekalb wit,

    CEO, Chief Egg Officer

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