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Southern Hemisphere Spins into the Future

by 5m Editor
8 February 2008, at 12:00pm

AUSTRALIA - Baiada Poultry, Australia, and HatchTech Incubation Technology signed a contract for the most modern large-scale hatchery of the Southern Hemisphere.

The new Baiada Hatchery will be located in Tamworth, in northern New South Wales. HatchTech Incubation Technology will, among other goods, supply 54 setters with a capacity of 126.720 eggs, 9 setters with a capacity of 84480 eggs, and 30 hatchers with a capacity of 42240 eggs.

New Baiada Hatchery

The hatchery will have a total doc/week hatching capacity of over 2.1 million and will be operational by the end of September 2008.

The process of selecting incubation equipment involved a trial over a 4 month period conducted by Baiada staff lead by Dr. Jorge Ruiz:

“The objective was to achieve optimum performance throughout the complete integration. There are various methods to measure quality. For this test, Baiada used the in-hatchery parameters ‘hatch of fertile’, ‘chick length’, ‘yolk free body mass’, and the field parameters ‘7 day mortality’ and ‘7 day weight’.

We realize that embryo’s demand uniform heating and cooling transfer and appropriate moisture loss to maintain a good embryo temperature. The better an incubator is able to provide perfect circumstances, the easier it is to maintain the optimal embryo temperature. This was a significant factor in opting for HatchTech Incubation Technology.”

Mr. John Camilleri, Baiada CEO said, “There are many quality incubation suppliers globally and such a decision is always difficult given that a business will have to live with the decision for decades. We are comfortable with our election to have HatchTech Incubation Technology as our partner in this very strategic and large project and look forward to the enduring benefits for many years to come. "