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Ommat Signs up for Smart Hatchery Expansion

by 5m Editor
24 March 2009, at 9:44am

EGYPT - Egyptian Arab Poultry Breeders Co. (Ommat) has signed up for Smart hatchery expansion with Pas Reform.

Egyptian Arab Poultry Breeders Co., also called Ommat, will install Pas Reform's modular, single-stage incubators at its new broiler hatchery in Egypt.

Ommat Chairman, Hussein Bahri and Bart Aangenendt, CEO of Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, were both present to sign the new contract. Ommat has commissioned the installation of Pas Reform's Hatchery Automation and Climate Control systems, with SmartSet setters, SmartHatch hatchers and a SmartCenter hatchery information system.


Bart Aangenendt, CEO of Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, and Hussein Bahri, Chairman of Ommat

Ommat targets high uniformity in its day-old chicks, with good vitality and immunity. These demands, says Mr Bahri, reflect the needs and growing demand of Ommat's customers.

"Expansion will double our capacity to 60 million chicks each per annum - and to achieve that, [Ommat is] keen to use modern technology, both in production and administration.

"We have selected Pas Reform's Smart incubation system to further improve day old chick uniformity. In this way, we optimise farm management and can achieve the lowest possible feed conversion rates."

Ommat specifically chose Pas Reform's Smart incubation technologies, concludes Mr Bahri, for the benefits of modular, single-stage incubation in reducing the hatch window.

Ommat-Egypt has sister companies in Saudi Arabia and Sudan, with Arab Poultry Breeders Co. being the sole agent for Lohmann Selected Leghorn (LSL) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, GCC and Yemen. The company was established ten years ago to specialise in the production, marketing and sales of hatching eggs and day-old broiler chicks. With a focus on delivering premium quality products, Ommat's exports have expanded to many Arab and African countries.