19 January 2015
US duck producer Joe Jurgielewicz & Son Ltd. is fuelling further growth with a new single stage expansion from NatureForm Hatchery Technologies at its Shartlesville, Pennsylvania location.
Construction of the hatchery wing, an extension of the existing facility, is due for completion by July of 2015 and will include new single stage Smart™ NF setters and Smart™ NF hatchers.
Originally founded on Long Island, New York, the Company – home of ‘Tasty Duck’ – has long been a leader in the production of Peking duck, a popular dish in the USA, Today, as a fully integrated operation, the Company supplies whole ducks and a full range of duck products to retail and restaurants.
With its long-standing associations for the supply of specialist Duck incubation systems in the USA, NatureForm Hatchery Technologies is well regarded in the Duck sector and has supplied Joe Jurgielewicz & Son with incubators for some years now with exceptional results. In looking toward the future, the company says it was a matter of due diligence to look at several incubation systems that could support a change-over to single stage incubation and be a partner for the long-term. After reviewing all the options the decision was a relatively easy one to make. NatureForm Hatchery Technologies’ President Steve Warren concludes: “Our collaboration with Pas Reform has once again proved to be a powerful factor in cementing ongoing partnership with our customers.
“The single stage technologies in our new Smart™ NF setters and hatchers are well proven for producing uniform, high quality day old ducklings that perform well on the farm and we are delighted to be continuing our association with Joe Jurgielewicz & Son. “We look forward to helping this family business continue to grow for decades to come.”
Pictures L-R: Dr. Zach Lowman; Bouke Hamminga of Pas Reform; Joe Jurgeliewicz; Steve Warren and Jack Hubbel of NatureForm and Mark Miller at the Shartlesville PA home of Tasty Duck.