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Innovations: Archer’s Poultry

March 10, 2018
By Canadian Poultry Staff

E-cat-iD transfer system with fertility detection and removal.

Archer’s Poultry Farm Ltd.
Sector – Layer, hatchery
Location – Trenton, Ont.

Since 1946, the family-run Archer’s Poultry Farm has been focused on producing Lohmann’s LSL-LITE and Brown LITE day-old pullets to the Ontario layer sector.


Equipment specs
In 2016, Archer’s Poultry Farm collaborated with Pas Reform to equip its newly constructed 30,000 sq. foot hatchery with 10 SmartSetPro-6 setters, located in each of the two separate hatch rooms, as well as four SmartSetPro-3 setters.

The facility also includes integrated HVAC system designed from NatureForm, Pas Reform’s North American partner. The entire operation is monitored and controlled by Pas Reform’s SmartCentre Pro hatchery information system, a web-based software capable of capturing data from every aspect of the operation, from incubation to delivery.  

Innovation factor
The new facility allows for maximum biosecurity and chick traceability while increasing operation capacity by 40 per cent. “By combining state-of-the-art setters and hatchers, both of which feature the latest incubation technologies with robust HVAC system, the hatchery has been designed to optimize work flow efficiencies and biosecurity,” says Stuart Archer, president of Archer’s Poultry Farm.

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