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Cobb Vantress Brasil Selects Smart Incubation

by 5m Editor
27 May 2009, at 3:14pm

BRAZIL - Cobb Vantress Brasil has selected Smart incubation from Pas Reform for its great grandparent (GGP) facility.

Pas Reform do Brasil is proud to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations with Cobb-Vantress Brasil, for the complete replacement of incubation technologies at the leading broiler breeding company's GGP (great grandparent stock) complex near Sao Paulo. The new Smart incubation system will be supplied and installed by Pas Reform do Brasil.

Located in the south central region of Brazil, in Guapiacu, Sao Paulo, Cobb-Vantress Brasil – a wholly owned subsidiary of Cobb-Vantress Inc. – is well positioned to supply breeding stock for this, the largest market outside of the United States, with the production of more than 20 million parents a year.


(left to right) Bouke Hamminga (Director International Sales and Business Development), Vanderlei Pereira (Grand Parent Stock Manager) and Thomas Calil (Managing Director of Pas Reform do Brasil)

The breeding company's new installation will include 15 SmartSet setters and six SmartHatch hatchers, with the complete retrofit of pressure and humidity control systems in the hatcher rooms.

The new, state-of-the-art Smart hatchery will deliver tight controls through every aspect of great grandparent, grandparent and parent stock production.

"Pas Reform's Smart was selected from a number of systems currently available from Brazilian and overseas suppliers, after rigorous evaluation by a select team of technicians from Cobb Vantress Brasil and Cobb Vantress Inc.'s global technical service team," says Thomas Calil, managing director of Pas Reform do Brasil.

"This adoption of Pas Reform modular single stage technologies is an important, evolutionary step in Brazil, particularly when there is already a strong move from multi-stage to single-stage incubation in other countries in Latin America."

Cobb Vantress Brazil's equipment will be manufactured, supplied, installed and serviced by Pas Reform do Brasil, to be operational by July 2009.