Kipster

Better for Birds, Earth and You

We’re on a mission to revolutionize food production by prioritizing ethics and sustainability, ensuring a healthier planet for future generations.

Hi There,

We founded Kipster to find a way to feed the world’s population in an honest way, and not passing any cost to future generations. We opened the first farm in October 2017. Since then people have visited us from all over the world to see how our revolutionary farm operates. You are also more than welcome.

Ruud, Styn, Maurits, Olivier
CO-Founders Kipster

More respect for animals and nature

It might sound like a ridiculous goal for a poultry farmer, or even a crazy one, but we’re dedicated to creating a world with fewer animal products on our shopping lists. After all, we believe that truly responsible farming means moving away from using animals altogether, as genuine care for them means not serving them as food.

A role for only a few farm animals

We believe there’s a role for only a few farm animals, and only under certain strict conditions:

1

Sustainable

Farm animals ought to be an asset to a sustainable and robust food system – not a burden

2

Natural behaviors

Humans are obliged to honor the feelings and natural behaviors of farm animals by ensuring their most fulfilling lives

3

Producing food

The rivalry over food resources between humans and farm animals should never occur. The focus of crop cultivation should be on producing food, not animal feed

Driven by Purpose

World’s Big ProblemsKipster’s Big Solutions
Agriculture is responsible for 25% of the global greenhouse gas emissionsOur greenhouse gas footprint in neutral
Farming takes a heavy toll on natural resources and biodiversityFor our way of farming (almost) no agricultural land is needed
Farm animals are pollutorsOur animals are waste processors
Food/feed competitionNo food/feed competition
1/3 of food produced globally is either lost or wastedWe up-cycle food waste streams
Bad position farmersFair compenstation farmer

Our view of agriculture

Growing crops to feed animals is a very inefficient way to feed humans. This system, while considered ‘normal’, has many flaws – both environmentally and ethically.

Kipster Chickens

To the rescue

One third of US food goes unconsumed. Kipster hens transform these forgotten foods into eggs and meat.

Low footprint 

Our feed has an extremely low carbon footprint and works to produce a climate-neutral egg. We also do not need agricultural land to grow grain for our chickens.

Foodstuffs in our feed 

For our feed, we use whatever humans cannot, will not, or are not allowed to, eat. Think: wonky pastries, products with misprinted labels, or a surplus of a certain raw material.

Kipster against food wastage 

Kipster’s hens help fight food wastage by turning leftover raw materials and foodstuffs into eggs and eventually meat. Our chickens are no longer seen purely as a food source, but as a way to break down raw materials deemed unfit for human consumption.

If we use the land directly for human food

We would:

  • Be able to feed many more mouths
  • Need less farm land
  • Maintain natural habitats
  • Emit fewer greenhouse gases
  • Reduce the risk of zoonotic diseases

Fact

Currently, over 75% of all agricultural land is used to grow livestock feed crops or for grazing.
Source: FAO

Agricultural land use

To produce meat, milk and eggs, we need an incredible amount of wheat, corn and soy. If people just ate these crops directly, our needs would be much less – and the planet would thank us. However, people still like to eat animals products. Therefore, we try to be good to our chickens and the environment, without making our eggs too expensive for the average person. This view creates dilemmas and tough choises that we have to make.