Continued investment signals growth, success of Ross 308 AP and Ross 408 in Latin America
CAMPINAS, Brazil – Aviagen® has announced an expansion of its grandparent (GP) hatchery in Santa Cruz das Palmeiras, São Paulo state, Brazil, to meet a forceful demand for Ross® 308 AP and Ross 408 broiler breeding stock.
To heighten its capacity, the hatchery was upgraded to provide a maximum incubation capacity of 1,400.000 eggs per month. Supplied by Pas Reform, an international provider of innovative hatchery technologies, the new equipment will be fully operational by June of this year.
The modern, state-of-the-art São Paulo hatchery was built in 2016. Serving all countries in South America, the 4,000 square meter (43,056 square foot) facility features the latest advances in hatchery design and technology to ensure the ultimate chick health, biosecurity and energy efficiency.
“The Ross 308 AP and Ross 408 are enjoying extreme popularity in Brazil and throughout Latin America, and we expect this upward trend to continue well into the future,” said Anselmo Micheletti, technical manager for Aviagen Latin America. “This expansion will help us keep pace with current and future growth, while providing our customers with the high level of quality and secure supply that they’ve always counted on.”
Optimizing chick health and welfare, security of supply
Pas Reform’s advanced technology packs in advanced features to safeguard the growing embryo. For example, an adaptive metabolic system adapts the incubation environment to meet its full metabolic needs during each stage of development.
And, conforming to Aviagen’s strict biosecurity standards, the hatchery employs a fully automated equipment cleaning system, as well as an automated ventilation system, permitting only filtered and contaminant-free air to flow freely into all areas of the hatchery.
Latin America joins the US, Europe, Turkey, India, Australia and New Zealand as one of Aviagen’s major production bases. The hatchery in Brazil is strategically located with easy access to major highways and the International Airport of Viracopos in Campinas, state of Sao Paulo, facilitating the supply to poultry producers in Brazil and throughout South America.
The strategic location, coupled with the advanced biosecure features of the Brazilian hatchery, enable Aviagen to provide a secure supply of thriving, high-quality GPS day-old chicks to the South American market.
Environmentally responsible design
The incubators and hatchers include an Energy-Saving Module, resulting in a significant reduction in energy usage. All equipment is connected and controlled through central software, enabling hatching parameters to be checked and adjusted at any time and from any location.