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Yuhe Opens New Breeder Farm

by 5m Editor
24 December 2009, at 10:57am

CHINA - Yuhe International Inc. has completed the construction of its 14th broiler breeder farm.

Yuhe International Inc., a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China has announced that it has completed the construction of a new breeder farm, bringing Yuhe's total number of breeder farms to fourteen.

The new breeder farm covers an area of 142 acres. From the local government, Yuhe acquired the land use rights for 50 years for a total of 14.2 million yuan (CNY; US$2.1 million). Yuhe intends to add approximately 55,000 sets of parent breeders to the new breeder farm on or before 30 December 2009, which will increase the company's total capacity of parent breeders to 1,205,000 sets.

There are three additional new breeder farms under construction, one of which is expected to start operation after mid-January 2010, with the other two to be completed by March 2010. In addition, Yuhe plans to introduce a new hatchery with 40 sets of hatchers by February 2010.

Zhentao Gao, CEO of Yuhe, said: "Our new breeder farms will allow us to further expand production of day-old broilers in order to meet China's growing demand for chicken. As with our existing facilities, these farms will use sophisticated imported equipment and employ our high-quality production methods. We are confident that these facilities will come online as planned and enable us to achieve our 2010 production target of 150 million day-old broilers."