While travel restrictions hindered Intracare’s sales team in opportunities to travel due to Covid-19, we initiated the wonderful idea to gain benefits from the situation in which most of us are stuck at our headquarters.
Currently “hygiene” is a worldwide hot topic. Especially in our sector, where we not only face the effect of COVID-19 but also see the harsh consequences of ASF and AI. Hygiene is currently very topical, and this we also experience at Intracare. People like to be informed in all details about Intracare’s hygiene products, one of the reasons why Intracare recently organised our ‘Intra Hygiene Inspirations days’. It’s a interactive way to keep our distributors well informed about the opportunities and benefits of our hygiene products. However there is only one place to experience the real power of our products in real-life and that’s at the farm itself. This is the reason why our Sales and R&D team visited a breeder parent stock farm in the south of the Netherlands to apply, test and witness all hygiene products ourselves. We organise these kind of training days a few times per year to gain practical knowledge and affiliation with our products. So let’s turn off our computers, put some boots on….. and do some cleaning and disinfecting!
The latest event happened on a very well organised farm which is owned by Mr. Han Coolen, one of our loyal customers. Before we started the practical part of this day, Mr. Coolen told us his experience in cleaning and explained the importance of good cleaning and disinfecting. It’s always inspiring and useful to hear this from our end-users. This farmer is rearing parent stock animals, from day 1 till week 20. In this case we talk about very valuable animals, so being extra careful with hygiene is top priority for Mr. Coolen.
After this introduction it’s action time, we geared up and started to clean drinking lines. Judged the water quality with our Intra quick scan before and after cleaning, took care of oxygen escape and checked with the Intra Hydrocare test strips that the product arrived the end of the pipe line. Observed the biofilm which was released out of the lines, learned how to clean the standpipe and experienced how fast Intra Hydrocare works in practice. Afterwards we started to clean the drinking- and feed lines with Intra Foam Cleaner. It’s always a great experience to spray the white creamy foam of the Intra Foam-cleaner with high pressure on the lines. After 20 minutes, when the foam absorbed all dirt, we removed the foam with high pressure water and again judged the final result with our Quick Scan. At the final stage we used Intra Multi-Des GA for a proper disinfecting of all lines. Kill all the invisible microorganism like bacteria, viruses and fungi, to take care for a total safe area for the new flock.
We enjoyed a fun and educational afternoon. Of course we are familiar with the application of our products in the field, but now and then it’s wise to invest some time practical experience in presence of the farmer. We saw all ins and outs, got some usable comments and it is always great to see the smile on the face of our customers when the job is done.
We look forward to share our experiences in the field with our local partners. Get more farmers’ smiling faced and convince them about the unique properties of our hygiene products.