Aviagen Hilbersdorf, in Germany, one of the world’s largest parent stock hatcheries, recently invested in Petersime BioStreamer™ Re-Store equipment and is very satisfied with the hatchery results.
The Aviagen Hilbersdorf and Petersime collaboration started in 2007, when Aviagen decided to seek the advice of experts in the field to build its greenfield parent stock hatchery. The Aviagen experts asked Petersime to turn their ideas into a feasible concept and provide it with a fully customized incubation and ventilation system, meeting all Aviagen standards.
Aviagen EPI’s mission is to deliver first-quality day-old chicks to its customers. The aim of the hatchery is to continuously improve hatching processes to achieve better hatchability and, more importantly, good chick quality.
“In that respect, we have started to use SPIDES treatments on our hatching eggs,” explains Kai Kloppenborg, hatchery manager at Aviagen Hilbersdorf, “both for reducing losses in hatchability due to prolonged storage, as well as for improving chick quality. Therefore, we turned to Petersime’s specialists again to develop Re-Store programs in collaboration with the Aviagen hatchery specialist team.”
About Aviagen Hilbersdorf
Aviagen Hilbersdorf, near Dresden, Germany, is Europe’s largest parent stock hatchery. In 2007, the company decided to build a greenfield parent stock hatchery and two years later, in January 2009, the construction was finished. It enhances Aviagen’s already unrivalled European supply network and provides an estimated 14 million PS chicks per year, predominantly to customers in Eastern and Western Europe.