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Tanosree Traditional Chicken: Thailand

Even on the traditional bird consumption market, large steps are being taken. Thai Tanoasree Traditional Chicken company raises and processes Thai native chickens under high quality circumstances. Ad Bal and Vincent ter Beek recently visited Tanoasree and report on their experiences.

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  • The farm's production capacity is 100,000 day-old-chicks per week

    The farm's production capacity is 100,000 day-old-chicks per week

  • Tanoasree Traditional Chicken is derived from a breeding effort to bring out prominent characteristics from more than 20 native Thai chicken breeds

    Tanoasree Traditional Chicken is derived from a breeding effort to bring out
    prominent characteristics from more than 20 native Thai chicken breeds

  • The company has GP stock, parent stock and an own hatchery

    The company has GP stock, parent stock and an own hatchery

  • On the male side of the parent stock, traditional fighting roosters are used

    On the male side of the parent stock, traditional fighting roosters are used

  • Eggs produced at the breeder farm will be hatched in modern incubators

    Eggs produced at the breeder farm will be hatched in modern incubators

  • The farm is located in Kanchanaburi province, about 100 km east of Bangkok. It has a production capacity of 30,000 chickens/week

    The farm is located in Kanchanaburi province, about 100 km east of Bangkok. It has
    a production capacity of 30,000 chickens/week

  • Farms under contract growing programmes have a combined capacity of another 20,000 chickens/week

    Farms under contract growing programmes have a combined capacity of another
    20,000 chickens/week

  • Chicks are reared under temperature controlled conditions, using brooders to ensure adequate warmth for three to four weeks. After that, the birds will be kept in regular houses for about 85-100 days until they reach approximately 1.6 kg

    Chicks are reared under temperature controlled conditions, using brooders to
    ensure adequate warmth for three to four weeks. After that, the birds will
    be kept in regular houses for about 85-100 days until they reach
    approximately 1.6 kg

  • Special feed formula rations, containing traditional Thai herbs, ensure good quality meat

    Special feed formula rations, containing traditional Thai herbs, ensure good quality meat

  • The chicken processing plant is located in Nakhon Prathom province, at about 60 west of the Thai capital of Bangkok. Slaughter capacity is 1,000 chickens/hour or 3,000 tonnes/year

    The chicken processing plant is located in Nakhon Prathom province, at about
    60 west of the Thai capital of Bangkok. Slaughter capacity is 1,000 chickens/hour
    or 3,000 tonnes/year

  • Whole Tanoasree chicken as one of the products for sale in Thai supermarkets.  Based on research by the Thailand Research Fund, the Tanoasree traditional chicken contains less fat and cholesterol but more protein than other general broilers

    Whole Tanoasree chicken as one of the products for sale in Thai supermarkets.
    Based on research by the Thailand Research Fund, the Tanoasree traditional chicken contains less fat and cholesterol but more protein than other general broilers

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