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First Shanthi Feeds-Petersime hatchery project in India

27 March 2020, at 10:18am

After having established over 1,000 broiler farms in the past 30 years, Indian poultry company Shanthi Feeds has now partnered with Petersime to build a new single-stage hatchery with the most modern incubation technologies in Pappampatti (Tamil Nadu).

After having established over 1,000 broiler farms in the past 30 years, Indian poultry company Shanthi Feeds has now partnered with Petersime to build a new single-stage hatchery with the most modern incubation technologies in Pappampatti (Tamil Nadu).

High-quality incubation using cutting-edge equipment

The new hatchery in Pappampatti houses the latest Petersime single-stage BioStreamer™ High Density incubators, which are closely monitored using the Eagle Eye™ operating system and Hatchery Alert System™. Petersime also designed and constructed a fully integrated HVAC installation. After completing the first phase in 2019, Shanthi Feeds’ hatchery has the capacity to set and hatch over 14 million eggs annually.

“We would like to thank Petersime for their commitment and support during the implementation of this project”, said Mr Saravanan, Joint Managing Director at Shanthi Feeds. “Instead of working with separate suppliers for incubation and climate control systems, we found a big added value in working with Petersime as our supplier of an integrated solution.”

From one-man business to integrated poultry farming company

Shanthi Feeds Private Limited started off as a small poultry farm in Pappampatti in 1988. Located in a rain shadow, thus a very dry and arid area, the opportunities for conventional agricultural farming were limited. Nonetheless, founder and chairman Mr Lakshmanan envisioned that the expansion of his company would offer the chance to provide gainful employment in the village.

Today, Shanthi Feeds has over 450,000 breeding stock divided over five locations. The company owns various feed mills, over 1,000 commercial broiler farms and a modern chicken meat processing plant. Owing to its commercial success, Shanthi Feeds offers the local citizens steady jobs and strengthens their trust in the possibilities of integrated poultry farming in the region.