Odessa chick uniformity fundamental to major expansion
integration Odessa Chicks LLC has contracted leading Dutch supplier Pas Reform
to install SmartSetâ„¢ setters, SmartHatchâ„¢ hatchers, and a full range of hatchery
automation and climate control systems. The new hatchery is central to an
ambitious expansion programme that will target the production of 12 million day
old chicks per annum initially, with further expansion projecting 40 million
d.o.c. by 2010.
Odessa Chicks is a vertically integrated broiler
operation. Established in 2000 and with 45 employees, the company is located in
the Kominternovo district, Odessa Oblast - in the heart ofUkraine's grain region, a factor that
guarantees the most competitive grain feed ingredient prices.
Pas Reform Sales Manager
Michaël Kampschöer is delighted with Odessa Chicks' decision: â€œWith
long-standing experience and 82% marketshare here, Pas Reform offers unrivalled
commitment to the Ukrainian poultry market,â€ he says. â€œThis, combined with our
advanced hatchery technologies mean we are well placed to identify substantial
cost reductions for
, as well as high levels of practical,
logistical and technical support - which will translate into greater
efficiencies, to ultimately deliver improved chick uniformity and post-hatch
Odessa Chicks' main buyers are supermarkets, wholesalers and other
retailers, about 10 per cent of whom are from the Russian Federation
, Tran Caucasian
countries and other former
countries. Total capacity of the Ukrainian poultry meat market is estimated at
over 450 thousand tons, primarily in chicken meat. Today, 65 to 70% of total
volume is produced in
. Imports continue to decline
as a result of increased domestic broiler meat production.
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