August 4th 2007
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. 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.