Canadian Poultry Magazine

Aviagen’s Ross EPI now largest single stage PS hatchery

By Pas Reform   

Features New Technology Production

Feb. 13, 2008
, Netherlands – To accommodate its plans for further expansion, Parent Stock hatchery
Ross EPI, part of the Aviagen Group, has completed a comprehensive
refurbishment of its Dutch hatchery operations, working with single
stage hatchery specialists Pas Reform. Situated in Roermond, Ross EPI’s Dutch hatchery has been refurbished
with the latest in single stage equipment and technologies.

Aviagen's Ross EPI hatchery in the Netherlands.
The new installation
includes a full single stage Smart incubation system, comprising
SmartSet™ setters and SmartHatch™ hatchers, combined with a SmartDrive™
incubator control system, to accommodate the management of individual
conditions per egg type and SmartCenter™, Pas Reform’s powerful
hatchery management information system.

The newly updated hatchery has a total capacity of more than 10 million
female chicks each year, making Ross EPI the largest Parent Stock
hatchery in Western Europe. Ross EPI’s refurbishment is a strategic
expansion project for Aviagen, with the company focusing not only on
supplying top class day old breeders for the Western European market,
but also now extending deliveries to Poland and selected central
European markets.



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