In response to continuing growth, Aviagen-owned Ross Breeders Anadolu (RBA) is to step up its domestic production of parent stock chicks this year, with the commissioning of a new Smart single-stage grandparent stock hatchery from Pas Reform.
Located at Elmadag, the new hatchery will include SmartSet setters, SmartHatch hatchers and a SmartCenter hatchery information system, with automated egg receiving, egg transfer and chick handling and a hatchery climate control system that incorporates energy-saving heat recovery systems.
Turkey’s leading supplier of broiler breeder day old chicks, will more than double annual production for RBA’s domestic market with the completion of the new hatchery, bringing total capacity to 13 million day old breeder chicks each year.
Pas Reform will also provide a comprehensive hatchery management training programme, to ensure that production and performance are quickly optimised.
RBA’s general manager, Stephen Jones, signed the new contract with Pas Reform’s CEO Bart Aangenendt. “We have seen significant investment in the broiler sector in Turkey in recent years”, he said, “and this new development will ensure that we can satisfy growing industry demand for Parent Stock chicks.”
RBA is based in the Central Anatolian region of Turkey and was originally formed in 1999 as a Joint Venture between Aviagen and Saudi Arabia’s Dabbagh Group, before being fully acquired by Aviagen earlier this year.