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Nutripollo Looks to Future with SmartPro Incubators

3 May 2012, at 10:14am

MEXICO - Integrated poultry producer Nutripollo has commissioned Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies to renovate and expand its hatchery operations in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

During phase one of the project, Nutripollo’s existing hatchery is being completely renovated, to replace 30-year-old incubation equipment with six SmartSetPro™ setters and six SmartHatchPro™ hatchers. In phase two, due for completion in the first quarter of next year, a new extension, also equipped with SmartPro™ incubators, will double hatchery capacity.

Nutripollo is a long-established and well-respected poultry business in Mexico. Founded in 1963 by Mr Jorge Quesada, the completion of this project will mark the company’s 50 th anniversary year.

At 1,700m above sea level, Nutripollo’s hatchery faces the challenge of hatching eggs at altitude. Mr Ranulfo Ortiz, Pas Reform’s business development director in Latin America, says this presents no problem for SmartPro™ single-stage incubators.

“Mexico is an important market for Pas Reform. We have worked here for many years and we understand well how to manage the variety of climatic challenges throughout the region, from excessive humidity, to hatching at altitude.”

Mr Quesada, director of operations, says that Nutripollo considers Pas Reform to have developed superior technologies for the incubation of poultry eggs.

“We have seen how single-stage incubation suits modern breeds, and we are confident that with SmartPro™ incubators, we will improve both hatchability and day old chick quality. “The completed hatchery will be a great tribute to my Father’s accomplishments – and the start of a new generation of opportunities for Nutripollo in the future.”

Mr Ortiz concludes: “ It has been a pleasure to work with Snr. Quesada and his team. We are delighted to welcome Nutripollo to Pas Reform’s Mexican family – and look forward to completing the new hatchery for the Anniversary celebrations next year.”