Aviagen in Hungary recently opened a new hatchery to meet the growing demand for Ross parent stock in the region. The company invested €12 million in the new facility, which has a capacity of 10 million parent stock per annum, with room to expand by 20% in future. The new facility increases daily hatch figures from 45,000 to 70,000 chicks per day.
Over 250 stakeholders were present at an open day on January 19. The ribbon was cut by Patrick Claeys, Aviagen president of European operations; Tyark Osterndorff, Eastern Europe business development director and general manager; Balázs Takács, Aviagen general director and László Kőrös from Aviagen hatchery operations. They were joined in the ceremony by Ákos Kara, member of the Hungarian National Assembly, Secretary of State for Infocommunication and Consumer Protection.
Balázs Takács said: “The investment in the hatchery at Mezőörs is evidence of the popularity and success of Ross products in the Central and Eastern European region. This new facility enables us to serve our expanding parent stock customer base and also offers us the flexibility to grow in line with increasing demand in the future.”