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Russian turkey producer Krasnobor opens new hatchery

Krasnobor, Russia’s first turkey meat producer, recently finished the construction of a brand new hatchery located in Matovo village, Novomoskovsk Region, with a total setting capacity of 12 million eggs per year.

Over the past 14 years, Krasnobor has been creating a closed production cycle, including turkey rearing, processing and marketing of ready-to-cook turkey meat products. The new hatchery formed the final phase in the completion of this production cycle and was realized in cooperation with the government of the Tula region.

The opening ceremony of the new hatchery took place on June 10th 2014, after which the guests enjoyed a tour around the plant.

The installed incubators are Petersime BioStreamer 8S and 4H hatchers, all equipped with the patented Embryo-Response Incubation technology. The incubators can be controlled from a central computer.

"This hatchery project is our child, for whom we only want the best. When choosing incubators, we followed recommendations from other successful turkey producers who have been using Petersime equipment for already several decades, both in Europe and in America," said general director Igor Smetanin.

In 2000, Krasnobor was established 15 km from Tula, with production facilities arranged on three production sites. Each year the company produces over 20,000 tons of ready-to-cook products, which are delivered to Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, Bryansk, Kursk, Belgorod and elsewhere in the country.

Krasnobor used to import turkey poults from Germany. However, when an outbreak of avian influenza provoked a price jump, the company was forced to buy eggs in Canada and incubate them in Poland, due to veterinary restrictions. As this was very unpractical, it was soon decided to invest in an own hatchery.

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