HatchTech is working with one of Norway’s leading broiler producers with a new, large-scale hatchery project. The Hugaas Rugeri hatchery, which is owned by Norsk Kylling (Norwegian Chicken), is one of the first major hatcheries to implement the recently launched new HatchCare system.
Launched at the VIV Europe poultry and egg trade show in June this year, the new HatchCare system provides improved uniformity, and a more user-friendly process, the company said, resulting in even stronger and healthier day-old chicks. This latest upgrade to the system also includes reversed-fan technology, meaning more fresh air for better ventilation.
“Building a new hatchery with the latest technology and providing feed and water from the beginning of life is a natural step on our way of continual improvement of animal welfare,” said Merete Forseth, head of animal welfare at Norsk Kylling.
The Hugaas Rugeri hatchery will be supplied with MicroClimer laminar airflow technology, and an egg sanitation room and will have a capacity of 19 million day-old chicks per year, maintaining its status as one of the leading broiler suppliers in the Nordics region.