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Erik Hoeven, General Manager, NestBorn

Erik Hoeven is General Manager at NestBorn an innovative on-farm hatching concept that significantly improves the level of welfare and health of broilers. NestBorn is far more than just “early feeding” and the system offers various advantages to broiler farmers, hatcheries, slaughtering & processing plants and customers. He graduated in Agricultural Engineer in Animal Production 1999. He then worked for 4 years in The Gambia as a researcher in the “International Trypanotolerance Centre”. Following this he worked for 10 year for the Belgian Feed Compounders Association as a technical/scientific advisor. He has also worked for the Belgian “YELLOW BIRD” hatchery group where he was responsible for R&D, Sustainability and Animal Welfare.