Petersime shares incubation expertise with Brazilian customers
To enhance the communication between staff of the breeder house, hatchery and farm, Copacol (Brazil) organised a workshop. It helps to better understand the demands of each department within the company. As service towards its customers, Petersime Hatchery Specialist Eduardo Romanini was there to share his vast expertise in incubation and to give proactive guidance.
“Chick quality and post-hatch performance is a cumulative result”
Copacol, a meat producing and processing company in Brazil, organised a workshop to enhance the communication and alignment between its staff of the breeding farm, hatchery and broiler farm. The workshop, organized in Cafelândia (Brazil), covered the critical attention points at the breeder farm, during incubation and during the first week of the hatched chick. “This is an important workshop, since it helps us to better understand the demand of each department,” adds Bruno Ferreira Machado, Hatchery Manager of Copacol and organizer of the event. “It also helps us to explain towards other departments what we need.”
As Hatchery Specialist of Petersime, Eduardo Romanini was invited to cover the primary requirements of the embryo during incubation and the quality of the day-old chick. “Chick quality and its consecutive post-hatch performance is a cumulative result,” he summarizes. “It is the result of the egg quality and the right procedures in the hatchery and broiler farm. You will only get good quality day-old chicks if the requirements of the embryo are met, and Copacol has the right tools, namely Embryo-Response Incubation™ technology. But at the same time, chick quality also depends on the egg quality coming from the breeder. Cooperation among different segments in the same production chain is key.”
Copacol’s poultry integration counts a breeder farm, two hatcheries, a broiler farm and a slaughterhouse. Plans to expand its current Petersime hatchery are on the table. Annually, Copacol slaughters 158 million birds and 33,7 million fish, while also delivering 330.000 pigs and 12 million litres of milk.