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In this edition of Pas Reform Times, you will find more information on our new SmartCount™ counting and dosing system, as well as insights from Pas Reform Academy and the latest news from many ...

In this edition of Pas Reform Times, you will find more information on our new SmartCount™ counting and dosing system, as well as insights from Pas Reform Academy and the latest news from many forward-looking hatcheries around the world.



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  • ISA Erpiliç The Netherlands ISA chooses SmartPro™ Turkey Erpiliç supersizes with for new (Grand) Parentstock Hatchery > p. 21 SmartPro™ > p. 9Pas Reform TimesPas Reform Hatchery TechnologiesPas ReformInnovations Cherkizovo PT QL Trimitra Centurion Russia Cherkizovo chooses Indonesia PT QL Trimitra USA Centurion Poultry Inc. chooses Smart incubation for Russias expands with Pas Reform > Pas Reform for a new single-stage largest hatchery > p. 4 p.13 hatchery in Iowa > p. 6Dynamic times demand inspiration,innovation and changeIn a rapidly changing world, with a growing population – From the First Pas incubator, to the advanced capabilities ofand a growing appetite for poultry - the poultry sector today’s modular single-stage SmartPro™ incubation systems,must not only keep pace, but also anticipate where change anticipating where change will lead has driven Pas Reformis leading us. innovations for more than 90 years.Pas Reform sees the impact of these changes through the Today, our technologies extend into HVAC systems, to Reform is committed to excellence and innovation, forexperiences of our customers and partners in different maximise energy reduction and support exemplary hygiene; sustainable growth in the hatchery sector - and throughoutcountries and cultures around the world. the web-based SmartCenter™ information system, to monitor the poultry production chain. and analyse every production cycle with quality data, andNumbers alone are no longer sufficient. Quality counts. hatchery automation, to maintain the same levels of care for We are privileged that our customers, partners and colleaguesUniformity and robustness are the new standards, with massively increased numbers of day old chicks. share the same commitment. Many have contributed to thisexpectations of sustainable solutions that consume less latest edition of Pas Reform Times, to share their experiences,energy, improve hygiene and promote food safety with It is in automation that our latest innovation, SmartCount™, their expertise and the latest news from their hatcheriesrespect for animal welfare. introduces a revolutionary new system for handling large around the world. numbers of day old chicks, using vision technology andAs hatcheries grow larger to handle many millions of day old pattern recognition, to reduce stress for the chicks and These are dynamic times: I hope you find inspiration for todaychicks each week, every aspect of operations must be support the highest standards of animal welfare. – and for what tomorrow will bring - in this extraordinarysupported by information technology, to provide high quality edition of Pas Reform throughout the poultry production chain. From combating rising feed prices to providing sustainable, non-toxic alternatives for disinfection and hygiene, Pas Bart Aangenendt, CEO Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies
  • Pas Reform Times Dynamic times demand inspiration, innovation and change 1 Pas Reform’s visionary chick counting system 2 Pas Reform’s hatchery automation goes global with LAN acquisition 2 Cherkizovo, Russia 4 Sofia, Bolivia 4 New Pas Reform office in Indonesia 4 Pre-storage incubation 5 VH Group, India 5 Simultaneous transfer of multiple setter trays 6 Centurion Poultry, USA 6 Serfontein Kuikens, South Africa 6 ‘Red Dot’ Award for design quality 6 Pas Reform granted exclusive use of Microban in hatcheries 7 Nutriza, Brazil 7 ‘On Monday they are …’ 8 New Anthoney’s Farms, Sri Lanka 8 Pas Reform launches web shop 8 Erpiliç, Turkey 9 Belpticeprom, Belarus 9 Balance for perfection 10 Pindos Cooperative, Greece 10 Innovations in automation New poster charts embryonic development of the chick 10 SmartTray™: Driving performance and uniformity in the hatchery 11 Pas Reform’s visionary Ross Breeders Anadolu, Turkey 11 Watter® Safe, sustainable disinfection for the hatchery sector 12 New Representative in Peru 12 chick counting system PT QL Trimitra, Indonesia 13 Miratorg, Russia 13 ESM™ Energy Saving Module: Substantial energy savings for rapid payback 14 When eggs are stored too long 15 Granja Pinheiros, Brazil 15 Pas Reform innovations in print and pdf 15 Assuming that ‘anything is possible’ in the hatchery 18 Paragon Group, Bangladesh 18 iPad technology for hatchery managers 19 IKO, Poland 19 Worry-free ventilation for constant chick quality 20 Akyem, Turkey 20 ISA, The Netherlands 21 Kurskiy Agrokholding, Russia 21 Smart™ Incubators: delivering top performance worldwide 22 International appointment 22 Hatcheries are growing in line with increasing demand – and with them, the need for innovations in automation, to Pas Reform introduces web-based upgrade for improve the handling and welfare of the millions of chicks enhanced hatchery HVAC control 23 Amvrosiadis, Greece 23 hatched every week. After three years in development, Pas Reform’s Fresh Air: a prerequisite for life! 24 SmartCount™ represents the most advanced development PBPF, Kazakhstan 24 to date for the high capacity counting, vaccination and analysis of day old chicks. Pato Branco, Brazil 25 Provita, Bangladesh 25 UKPF, Kazakhstan 25 New representative in Colombia 26 Chicks make their own “humidity peak” 26 Inzhavinskaya, Russia 26 Sary Bulak, Kazakhstan 27 Namib Poultry, Namibia 27 Okskaya, Russia 27 Timashevskaya, Russia 27 Misr Poultry Group, Egypt 27 Adaptive Metabolic Feedback (AMF™) 28 Pas Reform’s hatchery LAN’s expertise, says Pas Reform BNA Building of the Year 28 automation goes global CEO Bart Aangenendt, gives the Arax, Armenia 29 with LAN acquisition hatchery industry access to new Nutripollo, Mexico 29 applications, especially in Agrobueyca, Venezuela 29 Pas Reform has acquired Dutch complex handling systems, Circadian Incubation™: a new feature of single stage company LAN, a specialist in robotics and vision technology. incubation 30 custom-made handling and Service Centre Indonesian hatcheries 30 transport solutions – Founded in 1970 and based in accelerating plans for Tilburg, The Netherlands, LAN is Aviagen, Russia 31 globalization within its hatchery well known in Europe and the automation division. USA, with a reputation built on the design and development of2
  • Hatchery automation: a growing market for innovation Improved efficiency, uniformity and chick welfareMarket demand for modular, single-stage incubation has Pas Reform’s SmartCount™ applies Vision Technology – Pas Reform has produced a full-increased substantially in recent years, with growing a complex pairing of digital imaging and pre-defined colour, fully illustrated brochurerecognition in the poultry industry that a short hatch algorithms, to count and analyze groups of day old chicks on to describe SmartCount™ in detail.window and uniform, robust chicks are critical factors for their way to the chick boxes. For your own free copyobtaining the best performance. of the brochure, please email Image sequences are interpreted using these criteria, or downloadTo keep pace with growing demand for high-quality chicks, pre-set by Pas Reform Academy, to process day old chicks in in pdf format from Pas Reformhatcheries large enough to produce more than two million stress-free conditions. With an accuracy of two chicks per online at www.pasreform.comday old chicks per week are no longer unusual. thousand, SmartCount™s nett system capacity is 60,000 chicks per hour.These growing hatcheries have become highly automated,to handle chicks in such large numbers and to promote short The same level of intelligence and accuracy defines a range‘throughput time’ - another key measure of chick quality, for of key parameters, including smart pattern recognition forits influence on post hatch performance. The case for even, gentle distribution in the right numbers into the chickautomation is further strengthened by the growing cost and boxes at the end of the conveyor and precise, optimisedreduced availability of qualified labour. spray vaccination.At the core of these transitions in the poultry industry, lies aduty of care to the retailer and ultimately to the consumer, SmartCount™’s chick analysis system incorporatesto deliver the highest standards of animal welfare and offer calculations for uniformity scoring – and by integratingcomplete traceability, from egg production and hatchery all SmartCount™ statistics with SmartCenter ™ hatcherythe way down the poultry production chain. information system data, the hatchery is equipped with theTogether, these factors create increasing demand for most detailed level of data analysis and batch reportinginnovation, to support and improve standards of animal available today.welfare - and to increase the availability of information from Integrating Vision Technology for high capacity counting,source. For more information on Pas Reform’s visionary chick vaccination and the analysis of day old chicksIn response, Pas Reform Academy has looked for more counting system, please visit orintelligent, innovative ways to handle valuable, day old contact us directly at +31 314 659 111 or by e-mail atchicks, with minimum impact on their health and well- info@pasreform.combeing, while at the same time reducing their throughputtime.This focus has placed Vision Technology at the heart of anew system for chick counting and quality analysis, toproduce significant increases in efficiency, chick uniformityand standards of animal welfare.Pas Reform has named this latest innovation SmartCount™.customized solutions and LAN Handling Systems will “For LAN, collaboration with Pas expertise in hatchery centre of hatchery automationinnovative systems for the food continue to deliver logistics Reform represents an technologies, will deliver a new worldwide, with innovativeand pharmaceutical industries. solutions to the food and exceptional opportunity to generation of total hatchery solutions and an engineeringKey customers include Kraft, pharmaceutical industries. In further develop Hatchery automation solutions.” capability that can handle evenMars, Del Monte and Nestlé. collaboration with Pas Reform’s Automation products and Pas Reform’s CEO Bart the largest ‘super-hatchery’ experienced, international team services in an industry primed Aangenendt concludes: “Pas automation project, anywhereAn experienced team of 60, – and under the new name of for growth”, says Harm Langen, Reform has worked with LAN for in the world.”including engineers and world- LAN Hatchery Automation – the Managing Director of LAN. “The a number of years now. It isclass production, testing and company’s expertise will also be combination of specialist rewarding to see this developedservice capabilities, joins Pas focused on hatchery automation handling solutions for hatching into such an exciting new Harm Langen, ManagingReform’s Hatchery Automation systems for the hatchery sector eggs and day old chicks, partnership: a collaboration that Director of LAN HandlingTechnologies division. worldwide. partnered with Pas Reform’s places Pas Reform right at the Systems. 3
  • Cherkizovo chooses Smart™ incubation for Russia’s largest hatchery L - R: Mr. Sergey Mikhailov, CEO of Cherkizovo Group and Mr. Dmitriy Aveltsov, Cherkizovo’s First deputy CEO of the poultry division Russia’s Cherkizovo Group will place Pas Reform’s Smart™ “In a project of such a large scale, Cherkizovo was looking for single-stage incubation and hatchery technologies at the a partner who would not only deliver full technical and heart of Russia’s largest and most progressive new poultry technological support up to and during installation,” he says, complex. “but who would continue to provide ongoing support, to The installation, due towards the end of next year, will finetune implementation, processes and routines, as well as the assurance of (round-the-clock) access to service, Sofia chooses include 108 SmartSetPro™ setters, each with capacity for 115,200 eggs, 20 smaller 57,600 capacity SmartSetPro™ technical back up and parts availability. SmartPro™ from setters and 152 SmartHatchPro™ hatchers. The comprehensive installation also includes a complete line of Sergey Mikhailov, CEO of Cherkizovo Group comments: “This project marks a new stage of development not only for our Pas Reform in Bolivia hatchery automation systems, with automated egg company, but also for the poultry production sector in Russia receiving, egg transfer and chick handling and a hatchery generally, as Cherkizovo Group introduces progressive climate control system that incorporates energy-saving heat standards of effective, competitive production.” recovery systems. Cherkizovo’s new poultry production and processing cluster Each setter will be equipped with Pas Reform’s Adaptive will include five broiler sites with a combined capacity of 10 Metabolic Feedback (AMF™) – the company’s latest million birds, four parent stock and reproduction sites for innovation to ensure that specific conditions are maintained 900,000 birds and a slaughtering complex with a 24,000/ throughout the metabolic development of each embryo. hour capacity. AMF™ maximizes uniformity by optimizing airflow, the evaporation of moisture and air redistribution. At full capacity, the new Cherkizovo complex will produce more than 125,000 tonnes of poultry and meat products per Bolivia’s Avicola Sofia, the largest poultry producer in the With annual production set at 240mn eggs per annum, high annum. country, has recently signed a contract with Pas Reform do levels of automation have been commissioned, to reduce Brasil, for the supply of a complete, modular, single stage labour costs and save time, while delivering accuracy and “We are very proud to have been selected for this important incubation project and HVAC ventilation systems. efficiency in production and promoting high quality in the new development”, says Bart Aangenendt, chief executive of day old chicks. Pas Reform. “This is even more rewarding after Cherkizovo The new hatchery will be located at Santa Cruz de la Siera, Group’s rigorous evaluation process highlighted the to comprise SmartSetPro™ incubators and SmartHatchPro™ The integrated project, being hailed as a ‘live-work-play agro- reliability and safety of Smart incubators, hatchery hatchers, with a complete HVAC system to include air hand­ industrial campus’, will also include broiler and parent stock automation and climate control systems.” ling units, humidity and pressure control and a SmartCenter™ farms, slaughter plant, waste and recycling plant, feed mill hatchery information system, for detailed analysis and and other facilities. It is anticipated that around 5,000 remote diagnostics throughout the new installation. people will live and work on the ‘campus’ when it becomes   fully operational, in 2015. Mr. Mario Anglaril, general manager of Avicola Sofia, says: “In looking for a state of the art incubation system that Dmitriy Aveltsov, Cherkizovo’s First deputy CEO of the would be suited to our conditions, we found Pas Reform do poultry division, says that sound experience with Pas Reform Brasil’s engineers and technicians to be extremely well- as a company and the reliability and performance of its informed in their use and understanding of the latest SmartPro™ single-stage incubation technologies, were the technologies. This combined with the local knowledge that determining factors in choosing the project’s hatchery Pas Reform’s team could bring to an incubation project in a equipment supplier. country like Bolivia was extremely valuable to us.” Pas Reform appoints new that forms an important focus as a sales and service centre, Bas graduated in 1996 with an “This is an important step in my office in Indonesia within Pas Reform’s with the focus on swift, direct MSc in Animal Science from career”, says Bas, “ and I am very international strategy. Mr. Bas customer response and Wageningen University (The pleased to be taking it with Pas Pas Reform has further Kanters MSc, 39, joins the technical follow up. Customers Netherlands). He has lived and Reform’s dynamic team in Asia. bolstered its sales force in the company’s existing Asian Sales also have access to Pas Reform worked in Asia for 5 years, with Great work has been done here,” Asia-Pacific region, with the team from the newly opened Academy – and Bas and the previous roles as area sales he says , “ and I have been appointment of a new Sales Indonesian office – where his Indonesian team work closely manager for Hybro BV and more impressed, especially in recent Director and the opening of a responsibilities extend beyond with Pas Reform’s existing recently area sales manager for years, by the Company’s fourth sales and service office. Indonesia, to include customers offices in Malaysia, India and VDL Agrotech equipment from progress since the introduction The Dutch hatchery technology in South Korea, Thailand, Thailand. the Netherlands. of Smart single-stage incubators company has a strong and Australia and New Zealand. With more than 10 years’ – and by its commitment to its growing presence in a region Pas Reform Indonesia operates livestock industry experience, customers.”4
  • Pre-storage incubation:a matter of routine?By Dr. Marleen Boerjan, director research & development, Pas Reform AcademyThe care of hatching eggs during storage – at the farm, in Small-scale experiments will help identify the best timingtransit or at the hatchery - is an important aspect of hatchery and length of pre-storage incubation for your own hatcherymanagement that aims to preserve the vitality of the and egg types (see below). To assess results in your ownembryo. hatchery:With optimum temperature and relative humidity, hatchingeggs can generally be stored for one week without • Place eggs for pre-storage incubation on setter trays in setter trolleys, to ensure uniform egg temperature during VH Group hosts Passignificantly reducing hatchability or chick quality. Eggsstored for longer than this are known to benefit from lower incubation. •  not incubate eggs on paper trays or in boxes. This Do Reform lecturestorage temperatures (12-14 °C) (Fasenko, 2007; personalexperience). guarantees heterogeneous egg/embryo temperatures, resulting in high levels of early mortality. program in BangalorePre-storage incubation, i.e. incubating hatching eggs before • Disinfect eggs as long as pre-storage incubation isthey are placed in the storage room, is a new approach to performed in a setter located in the setter room (‘cleanstorage management that aims to develop the embryo to area’). Ideally use a specific incubator, located close to thethe so-called hypoblast stage: a stage of embryonic egg storage roomdevelopment that is better able to survive storage. • Pre-storage incubation can be applied when eggs arrive atAccording to Fasenko (2007), broiler hatching eggs reach the the hatchery 3-4 days after production and are scheduledhypoblast stage after six hours of pre-storage incubation, for more than 4 days extra storage at the hatchery.turkey embryos after 12 hours.Layer hen hatcheries have reported improved performance, Guidelinesseeing 3-7% more females after pre-storage incubation for3-6 hours, when eggs are stored for more than 11 days To assess performance benefits and establish pre-storage India’s ‘Garden City’ Bangalore provided the dynamic(Lohmann Tierzucht, Management Guide). incubation protocols in the hatchery: backdrop for a lecture programme presented by Pas ReformIn the broiler industry, positive pre-storage incubation results 1 Egg selection: per egg type, three trolleys for pre-storage recently, when India’s VH Group hosted a seminar forshow at least a one per cent increase on expected incubation with one trolley (same batch) for the control. technical and support staff.  hatchability, when the eggs undergo pre-storage incubation 2 Disinfect: if the eggs are incubated in a normal routineof 3-6 hours on arrival at the hatchery (Fasenko et al., 2001; setter. VH Group’s General Manager for Breeder Sales & Service,Fasenko, 2007). 3 Pre-storage incubation: place trolley(s) with (disinfected) Dr. Shetty, has worked with Pas Reform’s sales director, Dr.Eggs scheduled for storage for more than seven days after eggs in a running setter at incubation temperature. Tan Ee Seng, and director of R&D at Pas Reform Academyproduction benefit most from pre-storage incubation. Incubate the eggs for 3, 6 and 9 hours. Control eggs stay at and leading embryologist Dr. Marleen Boerjan, to developHowever, many questions, mainly concerning timing and storage temperature. the programme around a series of four lectures on hatchingduration, continue to surround the adoption of pre-storage 4 Return pre-storage incubated eggs to the storage room egg storage, embryonic development and optimisingincubation in routine management practice. (with control eggs) for at least seven days before starting incubation. More than 40 staff members from VH Group the normal incubation cycle. breeder farms and hatcheries, Bala Industries and recentConsiderations for the practice of pre-storage incubation 5 Run normal incubation with both the pre-storage SmartPro™ single-stage customer Sahayadri Hatchery, from incubated eggs and the control eggs. Pune, attended the seminar.Pre-storage incubation is only beneficial if the embryos in 6 Evaluate: compare hatchability - pre-storage incubatedthe eggs are in a very early stage of development. For eggs vs. control eggs. Pas Reform emphasised its commitment to Indian customersexample: if nest temperatures are high and the eggs stay in 7 Repeat this experiment with eggs from at least three in 2009, when the company continued its expansion in Asiathe nest too long, the embryos may develop beyond the different flocks. with the launch of a dedicated country sales and servicestorage resistant stage, when pre-storage incubation will 8 Evaluate all results. If positive, adopt pre-storage center in Udumalpet, to deliver localised support.increase early embryonic mortality. incubation routine as indicated by results. Pas Reform CEO Bart sales and service centre in India Contact details for Pas Reform’s Aangenendt comments, “A few in 2009. Bas has lived and new office in Indonesia are: years ago, realizing the current worked here for a number of and future potential of Asia years. He understands the Raffles Hills, Blok J8 No.5 within our world wide challenges and opportunities for Kel. Sukatani, Kec. Cimanggis operations, we set out a new the poultry industry - and we Depok 16954, Indonesia strategy for Asia that focused on believe his skills will help us to local presence in the region.” achieve further growth in Asia Mobile +62 811 998 162 “We started that journey in with advanced, single-stage Telephone/Fax +62 21 8459 9187 2008 with the opening of the technologies.” E-mail office in Kuala Lumpur and have continued to grow, opening a 5
  • Simultaneous transfer of multiple setter trays SmartTransfer™ is one of the latest hatchery innovations from Pas Reform: an ergonomically designed, fully automated setter trolley loader that enables a single operator to safely transfer all 32 trays from a farm trolley to the setter trolley simultaneously, in less than two minutes. Centurion Poultry Serfontein Kuikens The new system is one of the first applications to take advantage of recently acquired subsidiary LAN’s expertise in Inc. USA chooses expands with Pas custom-made handling systems. Unlike other systems, the SmartTransfer™ setter trolley loader saves time and Pas Reform Reform in South Africa manpower with a simple, ingenious push mechanism that transfers every tray in a trolley simultaneously. A smooth, for new single-stage Dekalb Layer Breeder producer Serfontein Kuikens will gliding action protects fertile hatching eggs from any sudden movements or shocks, to prevent hairline cracks or hatchery in Iowa extend its collaboration with Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies this year, with the expansion of hatchery other damage to the eggs. operations at Potchefstroom, to meet growing demand for the Dekalb Amber Link breed in South Africa. Easy to operate, SmartTransfer™ is designed for operator Centurion Poultry Inc., the second largest producer of comfort during this normally highly repetitive task. A filled commercial egg layer chicks in the USA, is building a new 18 A new contract was agreed during the South African Poultry farm trolley is pushed into the SmartTransfer™ trolley loader million capacity single-stage hatchery in the State of Iowa, Association’s Annual Show, held recently at Emperors Palace and locked into position. With the door closed, the operator with hatchery technologies from Pas Reform.   in Johannesburg. Present for Serfontein Kuikens’ were sets SmartTransfer™’s electronically operated pusher into directors Jan Serfontein Snr and Jan Serfontein Jnr, with action, transferring all the trayed eggs onto a tray collector Headquartered in Lexington, Georgia, Centurion Poultry’s Bouke Hamminga, Pas Reform’s director of International simultaneously. Commercial Layer Division holds about 25% of replacement sales and business development, and Pas Reform’s South chicks for the egg layer market in the USA, mainly with African representatives, also a family concern, Jankees The operator then opens the door and replaces the farm BOVANS  and DEKALB brands. Since its inception in 1991, Sligcher and his son Adriaen. trolley with a setter trolley. Tray collector guides adjust the company has grown steadily, to incorporate satellite automatically to the correct pitch for the setter trolley – and operations in Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Serfontein Kuikens’ hatchery expansion will occur in two all the filled trays are pushed into the setter trolley at the Wisconsin. phases. The first, coming into operation by the end of same time. The whole process is completed in under two November this year, will include three SmartSet™ 115 Setters minutes. The new Iowa hatchery will comprise 28 SmartSetPro™ with one SmartSet™ 38 and six SmartHatch™ Hatchers. In setters and 24 SmartHatchPro™ hatchers, with an annual the second phase, two further SmartSet™ 115 Setters will be With a footprint of just 1860 x 2775 mm, SmartTransfer™ is production capacity of 18 million day old pullets, which will added, bringing the hatchery’s total capacity to 8.8 million constructed from easy-to-clean stainless steel and requires make this one of the largest layer hatcheries in the USA. pullets per annum. minimal maintenance. For further information, please visit our website or call +31 314 659 111. Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ In a statement from the The red dot design award dates Pas Reform’s award is for incubator wins international awarding Jury, Pas Reform’s back to 1955 and is now one of “product design” in the ‘Industry ‘Red Dot’ Award for design latest development in single- the world’s largest and most and crafts’ category, emerging as quality stage incubation was highly distinguished design a winner out of more than 1,800 praised: “The SmartPro™ competitions, attracting more entries from renowned Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ incubator manifests a clear, than 4,500 nominations from 58 designers and emerging incubator has been awarded a comprehensible design and countries in 2012. international talent. prestigious international ‘red fulfils the highest demands dot award’ for high design expected of technologies for Pas Reform received its red dot quality. incubation in terms of reliability award during a ceremony held and user-friendliness.” at Aalto Theater, in Essen, Germany.6
  • Pas Reformgranted exclusiveuse of Microbanin hatcheriesMicroban antibacterial technology is finding new Pas Reform’s director of international sales and development,applications in the hatchery sector, through an Agreement Bouke Hamminga, has monitored performance and marketthat gives Pas Reform sole use worldwide. response to the new products. He says, “We strongly believe in the partnership we have developed with Microban andPas Reform has incorporated Microban into the polymer have extended our territory market relationship from EMEAused to manufacture setter trays, hatcher baskets and otherhygiene-critical hatchery consumables. to further include Central and South America and the Asia- Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand.” Brazil’s Nutriza“Pas Reform’s use of Microban technology represents an Following the success of Pas Reform’s Microban-treated chooses SmartPro™important development in minimising contamination bybacteria and pathogens in hatcheries”, explains Gerd de setter trays and hatcher baskets, the antibacterial technology will be incorporated in an extended range of for expansionLange, Senior Poultry Specialist of Pas Reform. “Millions of consumables and into new applications in Pas Reform’shatching eggs are transferred every day, between breeder hatchery planning, design and installation services portfolio,farms and hatcheries. From the hatchery, day-old chicks are such as hatchery flooring and joint sealants.then transferred in their millions, to multiple points ofdelivery in the poultry chain. Paul McDonnell, managing director at Microban Europe, concludes: “Pas Reform has achieved remarkable growth“The constant flow of eggs and chicks in hatcheries can, with its innovative incubation technologies and we arewithout proper hygiene practices, increase the potential for pleased that our antibacterial technology is now part of thiscross contamination and bacteria transfer during success.transportation. Improving the hygiene throughout this Nutriza AgroIndustrial de Alimentos S/A has chosen Pasprocess is an absolute priority” explains Mr de Lange. “Certainly, this would appear to be a market sector where Reform’s SmartPro™ incubation technologies for an antibacterial protection brings a genuine and very high expansion programme that will boost the poultryOptimising the hatchery’s hygiene status is fundamental to degree of benefit. We are looking forward to working with integration’s production capacity to 100 million hatchinggood incubation. Bacteria can double in number every 20 Pas Reform, to further extend its use of our technology.” eggs or 1.6 million day old chicks a week.minutes, so that within just seven hours, every bacteriumcan multiply into more than a million organisms. While Pas Reform: working Nutriza’s CEO and managing director Mr. Tomazini says thedisinfection is effective in the short term, it does not prevent with Microban® decision to invest in Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ single-stagethe re-growth of micro-organisms once the surface dries and antibacterial technology incubation technologies was based primarily on quality andthe disinfectant has evaporated. the Company’s very clear commitment to the Brazilian market, through Pas Reform do Brasil. “Expanding theBy incorporating Microban technology into hatchery Nutriza hatchery is central to our strategy, to bolsterconsumables such as setter trays and hatcher baskets, Pas hatchery operations at the core of our poultry integration,”Reform has created a unique and highly effective means of he says. “When we looked at how best to reliably delivercombating cross-contamination in modern hatcheries. greater numbers of uniform, robust day old chicksContact with the Microban treated polymer fatally disrupts alongside modern requirements for hygiene and bio-the biological function of bacteria, to provide continuous security, we found Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ incubationprotection between wash cycles. technologies to be the most comprehensive and viable investment for Nutriza’s future needs”. The official home of Pas Reform on YouTube. Check in for regular updates and new content from around the world. 7
  • New Anthoney’s Farms adopt SmartPro™ single- stage incubation ‘On Monday New Anthoney’s Farms (pvt) Ltd has contracted Pas Reform to supply a SmartPro™ single-stage incubation system for its new hatchery in Attanagalla, Sri Lanka. The company, one of the country’s foremost poultry they are …’ producers, will install SmartPro™ 77 incubators, with a full climate control system and automated Candling and Transfer to complete the commission. As an independently developed producer, committed to quality, New Anthoney’s Farms is in a unique position, with the new single-stage hatchery joining associated broiler houses, breeder houses and a feed mill (in Indolamulla and Thiththapaththara) and processing (in Hanwella) up to international standards, to complete the integration. By Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior hatchery specialist, Pas presentations and enjoying lively discussion. Reform Hatchery Technologies In the evenings, I joined the hatchery manager and his team Mr. K.A. Emil Stanley, the company’s chairman and and together, we reviewed all the hatchery data. managing director, said “New Anthoney Farms During a recent trip to the tropics, I had the chance When we looked at the climate histories for the hatches selected Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ technologies to unexpectedly to visit a hatchery that was due to host a Pas pulled earlier that week, a pattern started to emerge. For support our vision and commitment to providing the Reform Academy Seminar. each cycle, relative humidity immediately after transfer was best quality, hygienic chicken products to health very high, gradually decreasing to set point then rising again conscious consumers in Sri Lanka.” My unplanned visit was well received, giving the hatchery sharply with the emergence of the chicks. manager the chance to talk to me about chick quality, which was not, he said, entirely satisfactory. Culled chicks and first When asked if the hatcher baskets were always 100% dry at week mortality were slightly high by their standards. transfer, there was a lengthy discussion before agreeing on Four hatch days each week meant that I could witness chick their reply: “On Monday they are ……”. I concluded that the take-off during my visit. The newly hatched chicks presented baskets were not, therefore, completely dry on the other with full bellies - and too many unclosed navels. Other signs hatch days. confirmed that 502-504 hours of incubation were not enough: the chicks were being pulled too early. At the end of When it was also confirmed that chick quality was indeed my short visit, we agreed that relative humidity set points usually much better on a Thursday, the solution was clear. would be reduced from 53 to 50%, with incubation starting Evaporating water from wet baskets was reducing the 4 – 6 hours earlier. temperature and increasing humidity in the hatcher, resulting in chicks with thick bellies and poor navels. A month later, as the hatchery welcomed delegates from all We agreed that an extra set of hatcher baskets would over the region to the Academy seminar, our host’s General quickly pay for themselves. And to maintain good chick Manager asked if I would join him and his team in the quality in the future, a golden rule would be applied: evenings. It seemed that while there had been some transfers would always be made in dry baskets! improvements in chick quality since my previous visit, results Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior were still not quite as they should be. hatchery specialist, Pas Reform During the day, we were fully occupied with the Seminar Hatchery Technologies programme, taking part in practical sessions, attending Pas Reform launches original, high-quality incubator The web shop can be accessed web shop spare parts. Every part is fully by clicking on the web shop tab illustrated, with a powerful on Here Pas Reform is launching a new zoom function, to enable the you can browse and request for web shop, as a global service checking of parts in close detail a quotation online in just a few for the ordering of genuine if necessary, before placing an easy clicks. Searching for spare Pas Reform spare parts anytime, order. parts is intuitive, by application from anywhere in the world. area, keyword or article number. The new web shop provides All requests are acknowledged Pas Reform’s customers with a directly to the registered email comprehensive, online platform address. for ordering a wide range of8
  • Turkey’s Erpiliç supersizeswith SmartPro™ Smart hatchery boosts BelpticepromTurkey’s expanding Erpiliç has awarded its fourth, single-stage hatchery development contract to Pas Reform, for the “Pas Reform delivered on every level, not only with a complete, highly advanced single-stage solution on SmartPro™, but also growth in Belaruscompany’s advanced, SmartPro™ hatchery technologies. by consolidating their role with a full range of hatchery automation systems and climate control equipment - and theThe new hatchery in Mudurnu - Bolu, Turkey, has been project management capabilities to fully support theawarded as a virtually turnkey project and will be boosting development of the hatchery.”production capacity by 61 million day old chicks per year.The contract comprises 36 SmartSetPro™ 115 setters, each Erpiliç was founded in 1969 by the Ericek family, beginningwith a capacity of 115,200 eggs and 36 SmartHatchPro™ production with just 200 chicks. Now with headquarters inhatchers. Pas Reform’s project team has designed the entire Bolu, Turkey’s broiler capital, Erpiliç’s annual capacity is 80hatchery layout and will remain onsite to deliver training for million hatching eggs per year, with integrated operationsErpiliç hatchery personnel, while refining and programming that include breeding, incubation, slaughterhouse, processing,the hatchery’s systems. parent stock houses and feed factories. Operations are divided Forward-looking parent stock hatchery Belpticeprom has for the separate production of delicatessen and processed cemented an important Agreement with Aviagen, toThe decision to work with Pas Reform came, says Project products. become the sole distributor of Ross parent stock for theDirector Mustafa Ericek, after careful and rigorous Belarusian domestic market.comparisons of hatchery equipment manufacturers. With a string of ISO accreditations, including for Halal production, Erpiliç is fully HACCP Food Safety Certified and The Agreement came just months after Belpticeprom’s places great importance on the maintenance of the strictest investment in a new state-of-the-art hatchery, designed and hygiene standards, in accordance with Islamic rules, at all its equipped by Pas Reform. The newnew ‘Smart™ Hatchery’ and equipped by Pas Reform. The ‘Smart™ Hatchery’ was facilities. planned withwith input from Aviagen’s European team, to was planned input from Aviagen’s European team, to include SmartSet™ setters, SmartHatch™ hatchers, Pas Erpiliç’s decision has, says Sake Yalcin, president of Refarm Reform’s Automated Hatching System and SmartCenter™ A.S., Pas Reform’s representative in Turkey, put the company hatchery management, for the production of up to 4 million firmly on the map as the number three poultry producer in hatching eggs per annum. the country. The installation also includes Hatchery Automation and “Erpiliç’s exacting and progressive approach sets extremely Climate Control Systems from Pas Reform, with full onsite high standards both in Turkey and in those countries they training and hatchery management training provided by the export to. This project is a very good example of future- Pas Reform Academy. LastLast year, Belpticeprom further the Pas Reform Academy. year, Belpticeprom further focused design – with the emphasis on results for an extended the hatchery complex to increase production up“We wanted a fully integrated approach to the development ambitious and expanding company.” to 6 million hatching eggs a year.of our new hatchery project”, he says, “our preference was towork with a single industry partner.”With all the ease of ordering Features of the detail in the images from PCs, Macs and mobile Visit Pas Reform’s web shop atonline from a fully illustrated •  Saves previous orders auto­ browsers, to smartphones, www.pasreform.comcatalogue, Pas Reform’s new Pas Reform’s new web shop matically for ease of reference netbooks and tablets.web shop will help to maintain offers many useful features: and speed of repeat orderingmaximum uptime in the •  Open 24/7, 365 days a year – •  Guaranteed reliability from Pas Reform’s webshop has beenhatchery. Every spare part to order parts anytime, any genuine parts avoids the risk created using responsive design,supplied carries Pas Reform’s place of costly downtime from to ensure that all page featuresguarantee of quality assurance. • Easy, intuitive navigation using uncertified parts. and functionality can be seen • Every item illustrated and used no matter how large •  Spare parts are easily verified Customers are visiting (or small) the display. with a powerful zoom tool from that allows a close inspection an increasing variety of devices, 9
  • Balance for perfection Pindos Cooperative targets growth with Pas Reform in Greece By Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior hatchery specialist, again, we found normal values in all sections of the Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies machine, which would definitely improve chick quality and help to reduce the hatch window. Stuck at Mumbai Airport because of a volcanic ash cloud, I found myself thinking about how, during my visits to so Similar situations have occurred in other hatcheries, many different hatcheries, certain aspects of incubation irrespective of incubator brand, in both the setters and the remain a recurring point of discussion. One such point is the hatchers. In a hatcher, when baskets are stacked higher on impact of under-loading setters and hatchers, which can one side, it is easier for the air to circulate on the side with cause problems if the less than full machine is not loaded “in fewer or no baskets, where resistance is much lower. In this balance”. scenario, air passes less effectively through the baskets with “Pindos” Ioannina Agricultural Poultry Farming the heat producing embryos, resulting in an overheated Cooperative, the largest poultry sector cooperative in I recalled visiting a customer’s hatchery, where the hatchery micro-climate. Careful observation during chick take-off will Greece, has awarded the development of a new manager took me to the setter room, explaining as we went reveal reduced chick quality, or in the worst case, baskets hatchery complex to Pas Reform. that in some machines, although egg shell temperatures in with a higher incidence of unhatched eggs. In conjunction with Pindos’ existing hatchery – one section were good, the temperatures in another section commis­ ioned with Pas Reform in 1994 – the new s of the same machine were too high. We entered a setter For optimal results, machines should always be loaded facility doubles production to 1 million day old broiler containing 17 day old embryos and immediately I noticed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When chicks per week. one completely empty section, although all the other machines are fully loaded, there is little room for mistakes. sections fully loaded, each with four trolleys. On measuring But when machines are loaded at less than full capacity, it is As President of Pindos Cooperative, Mr Michael Kasses egg shell temperature in the section opposite the empty important to consider the flow of air - which in the daily represents the interests of 560 member poultry one, I found an average of 102 ºF, with more variation than practice of the hatchery means loading both setters and producers, in a vertically integrated organization that normal. Temperatures in the other loaded sections were hatchers in a balanced pattern, to give each embryo an equal currently delivers 25 million broilers each year. He says, fine. opportunity to thrive. “With 5,000 retail outlets to serve currently, demand for poultry and poultry products is growing here in I explained that the imbalance in the way the machine had Greece. The Cooperative has chosen Pas Reform for its been loaded was having a negative effect on air flow. To innovation, reliability and cost-efficiency, as we focus on restore balance and optimize air flow, we moved two meeting home demand while at the same time trolleys towards the ventilator-side of the opposite section. expanding our export operations to the Balkans, Several hours later, when we measured shell temperature Europe and Asia.” Embryonic development of the chicken New poster charts Each image includes daily embryonic development of notes, to describe key changes. Pas Reform Hatchery Phase 1 - Differentiation Knee Embryo First signs of Head Eye pigmentation Eye pigmentation In the freshly laid egg, the Technologies blood ring Umbilical cord Eye embryo consists of a sheet of the chick To receive your free copy, please Heart cells segregated into groups Pas Reform is an international Sub-embryonic Sub-embryonic Leg that will eventually form company, which has specialized fluid fluid specific tissues and organs. in the development of Differentiation of embryonic email innovative hatchery techno- logies for the poultry sector since 1919. Blood ring (Area vasculosa) Area vasculosa Albumen proteins cells begins in the oviduct, continuing during incubation at the optimum temperature Pas Reform’s new poster The company has earned its of 37.8 ºC (100 ºF). position as one of the world’s Extra-embryonic tissues, leading hatchery equipment e.g. yolk-sac membrane manufacturers, through Day 1 [0-24 hours] Day 2 [25-48 hours] Day 3 [49-72 hours] Day 4 [73-96 hours] Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 and chorioallantois, grow illustrates each of the 21 days of decades of research into the biological and physiological Phase 1 - Differentiation Phase 1 - Differentiation Phase 1 - Differentiation Phase 1 - Differentiation Phase 1 - Differentiation Phase 1 - Differentiation Phase 2 - Growth to form the different fluid compartments. The blood aspects of embryo develop- • A primitive streak and head- • Head and heart structures are • Blood ring (Area vasculosa) • Embryo turned to its left side • Elbows and knees develop • Beak becomes visible • Egg tooth and comb appear vessel rich yolk-sac membrane chick development during ment, combined with a fold are visible in the embryo formed • Heart beats • Wing and leg buds develop • Area vasculosa covers 50% of • Autonomic movement begins • Digits and toes are visible supplies nutrients to the thorough understanding of • Sub-embryonic fluid forms • First signs of blood ring • Head is turned to right • Eye pigmentation: distinct yolk sac • Albumen proteins are concentrated • Legs move embryo. The chorioallantoic all aspects of the poultry a concentric ring around the • Sub-embryonic fluid formation is in the sharp end of the egg membrane is involved in the production chain – and a embryo clearly visible in the yolk exchange of gases (O2 and CO2) incubation. Large, clear, colour dedicated focus on the future. through the shell and forms the allantoic cavity, where metabolic waste products are images help to observe the key collected. Umbilical cord Phase 2 – Growth phases of embryonic Amnion Ear Eyelids Ear Half-way through incubation, bodily organs have reached Digits and toes 95% of their final form and need only to increase in size development, a day at a time. Wing and mature in functionality. Egg tooth Feather Growth therefore occurs in primordia Yolk sac the second half of incubation SmartPro™: optimising embryonic development as the functional maturation Thigh of tissues and physiological control systems and continues10 until the bird is ready to Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 hatch. During this time, extra- embryonic fluids are absorbed by the embryo. Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth • Three rows of feather • Chorioallantois covers 80% of • Rhythmic contractions of the • Scales on legs can be recognized • Eyes open • Head in yolk sac • Embryo starts turning towards primordia are visible embryo and yolk sac amniotic muscles rock the • First feathers • Chorioallantois complete and • Metabolic heat production and air cell Phase 3 – Maturation • Calcification of bones is • Mouth opening appears embryo in the amniotic fluid • Volume of amniotic cavity closed oxygen consumption increase The embryo has reached its initiated • Feather follicles are visible maximum • Albumen proteins transported exponentially final size, but the physiological • Upper and lower beak • Toes are now completely in yolk sac • Periods of embryonic activity control systems are yet to
  • SmartTray™ 126, capacity 126 turkey eggs SmartTray™ 126, capacity 126 duck eggsSmartTray™ 150, capacity 150 hen eggs SmartTray™ 162, capacity 162 hen eggs SmartTray™ Driving Smart expansion performance and uniformity for Ross Breeders in the hatchery Anadolu in Turkey “It’s quality that counts!” Midway Chickens’ Lee McGrath was Pas Reform’s SmartTray™ has been designed to help nurture very certain of what he expected for his hatchery, when he modern embryos during the critical phase of incubation. An In response to continuing growth, Aviagen-owned placed his first order for Pas Reform’s antimicrobial Smart™ open, spacious grid prevents the development of ‘dead spots’, Ross Breeders Anadolu (RBA) is to step up its setter trays in Bela Bela, South Africa, a year ago. allowing air to flow freely for the homogeneous distribution domestic production of parent stock chicks, with the of heat and humidity. commissioning of a new Smart™ single-stage Today, as he receives two containers of Microban® treated grandparent stock hatchery from Pas Reform. SmartTray™’s, his view has not changed. After Midway, With integral supports for hatching eggs at two levels, the others followed. From Opti Chicks in Lichtenburg and tray is suitable for eggs of all sizes, with stable, self-centering Located at Elmadag, the new hatchery will include Supreme Poultry in Bloemfontein, to Eagle’s Pride in Pretoria egg positioning to protect the eggs, prevent hairline cracks – SmartSet™ setters, SmartHatch™ hatchers and a and Rainbow in Worcester. and promote pinpoint accuracy when injecting the eggs SmartCenter™ hatchery information system, with during in-ovo vaccination. automated egg receiving, egg transfer and chick Since its introduction in 2008, SmartTray™’s success in South handling and a hatchery climate control system that Africa has been repeated around the world. Some resourceful The incorporation of Microban® antibacterial protection incorporates energy-saving heat recovery systems. customers and their partners have even re-purposed means that using SmartTray™ actively reduces the risk of The hatchery, Turkey’s leading supplier of broiler SmartTray™ for the transfer of hatching eggs to the hatchery, cross contamination by food poisoning bacteria, in the breeder day old chicks, will more than double annual while customers of other equipment manufacturers are also hatchery or in the farm, by up to 99.9%. production for RBA’s domestic market, bringing total seeing the benefits of using Pas Reform’s setter trays in their capacity to 13 million day old breeder chicks each year. equipment. Safe and secure in handling, stacking and storage Pas Reform will also provide a comprehensive Designed to cradle hatching eggs of any size safely, the open SmartTray™ was designed to withstand the demands of the hatchery management training programme, to construction of Pas Reform’s SmartTray™ delivers uniform highly automated hatchery, from frequent washing and ensure that production and performance are quickly airflow during incubation. This helps to create an ideal disinfection, to transport, load, impact and temperature optimised. environment for each embryo, to produce day old chicks, changes. ducklings or turkey poults of the highest quality. A blind find bottom design finds its own secure locking Improved setter tray design delivers greater comfort and position for fast, stable stacking, and with a completely uniform airflow smooth finish for easy, thorough cleaning, this HACCP compliant, ergonomically designed setter tray is still Genetic selection for high post-natal growth has produced lightweight, comfortable and secure in handling. higher levels of metabolic heat production by modern chick embryos. This additional heat makes greater demands of setter management in order to achieve optimum hatching results. Pas Reform Southern Africa L-R: Jesse Bunge, Adriaen Sligcher, Adriaan Gebhardt, Jankees Sligcher 11
  • Watter® Safe, sustainable Simple, safe and sustainable In simple terms, Watter’s patented Nontox unit produces a safe, powerful disinfecting solution by adding salt and electricity to water. The result can be described as ‘electro­ ly­ ed oxidizing water’ and with a Nontox unit installed, the s disinfection for hatchery can continue to supply as much of this solution as it needs, for the routine disinfection of facilities and equip­ ment - and for fogging to sanitise hatching eggs prior to setting. The disinfectant leaves no residues on surfaces, and no build-up of resistance has been encountered in bacteria. the hatchery Nontox is effective against fungi, including Aspergillus Spp. It leaves no residues on surfaces, and no build-up of r ­ esistance has been encountered in bacteria. Putting Nontox to the test sector With certification for on-farm use that confirms both claims and regulatory compliance for Nontox, leading Dutch hatchery Probroed & Sloot was the first commercial operation to test Watter’s system in a live hatchery situation. The Nontox system has a minimal footprint and in this hatchery is plumbed to an 80 litre tank that holds the ready- to-use disinfecting solution: a reserve to be drawn upon as required, for washing, fogging and other hatchery- disinfection applications – and topped up again between cycles and when demand is low. The system is capable of producing 70-80 litres of disinfecting solution per hour and the salt tablets are supplied in sealed, conveniently sized ‘whole-use’ polythene bags, which go straight into the unit’s hopper. Modular configuration means that simply adding additional units to feed a larger reservoir will produce larger quantities of Nontox. And by delivering a sustainable source, on site, the Nontox system provides a convincing return, not only by reducing the costs associated with frequently repeated orders for chemicals and disinfectant over time, but also for its associated benefits to the welfare and performance of the chicks and the health of hatchery personnel. With more than 90 years invested in its global development, disinfectant that neutralizes bacteria, fungi and viruses. A sustainable alternative Pas Reform has witnessed many changes in the poultry The disinfecting action is the effect of combining free radicals sector, both in The Netherlands and worldwide. One of the with active chlorine compounds, such as HClO and ClO, which Nontox represents an exciting and genuine route to key debates to emerge in recent years has surrounded the are produced when electricity is passed through the brine abolishing the use of formaldehyde in hatcheries, while use of formaldehyde and other chemical preparations, to solution created by adding the salt tablets to the water. respecting and protecting the welfare of people and chicks. meet increasingly stringent regulations surrounding health Hatchery personnel need no longer be exposed to its and hygiene in the commercial hatchery. Independent tests carried out by Dutch Organisation for harmful effects and day old chicks can be protected from the Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and the Dutch National detrimental effect of formaldehyde on the tracheal There is evidence that the use of formaldehyde, originally Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), have microvilli. and accidentally discovered in 1859, represents a risk both to found Watter’s ECA system to be effective in six key EN human health and to chick welfare. Yet despite mounting s ­ tandards for the disinfection of Food, Hands, Medical With previous innovations including, for example, the international pressure to eradicate its use in the hatchery, Instruments, Rooms, Surfaces and Water Sources. incorporation of Microban® into setter trays and hatcher formaldehyde persists as a solution for disinfection largely baskets and the integration of cooling pipes into the for the lack of a suitable alternative. TNO laboratory studies showed that Nontox delivered at anodized aluminum walls of Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ least the required 5 log reduction of various bacteria, incubation system, The Watter system represents another Pioneering alternative to chemicals including E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus hirae important step in creating safer, cleaner hatchery and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in accordance with European environments. In October 2011, Pas Reform signed an exclusive agreement standard EN 1276. A screening test based on EN1276 test with Watter, an award-winning Dutch company that has principles showed the same convincing results with MRSA Pas Reform has worldwide distribution rights for Nontox in pioneered a clean, efficient alternative to chemical and Salmonella Typhimurium target bacteria. The fungicidal the hatchery sector, and is collaborating actively with Watter preparations, including formaldehyde. effect of Nontox, including the inactivation of Aspergillus to develop a variety of new applications: still further Watter’s ‘Nontox’ Electrical Chemical Activation (ECA) niger, was also effective to >4 log reduction, to meet EN innovations that underpin Pas Reform’s commitment to disinfection technology harnesses the power of naturally standard 1650. delivering exemplary hygiene in the modern hatchery. occurring oxidants using water, salt and electricity to produce a powerful, highly sustainable and non-toxic Pas Reform appoints Company’s Smart™ techno­ support, with direct access to experienced poultry industry representative in Peru logies, project manage­ ent and m spares and a full range of professional with 13 years training services has soared in support services for Peruvian experience of managing agro With strong growth in the Latin Latin America. As a major hatchery customers. industrial projects. American market, Pas Reform poultry producer, Peru is an has appointed Balanceados y important contributor to Pas Founding director of Saneamientos to represent Reform’s growth in the region. Balanceados y Saneamientos, Smart™ single-stage incubation Eng. Luis Dulanto will, he says, technologies in Peru. Balanceados y Saneamientos employ an incubation expert to Since the launch of its new will operate as Pas Reform’s sole support customers locally, with production facility Pas Reform distributor in the country, the business being managed do Brasil, demand for the delivering sales and technical day to day by Oscar Buenano, an12
  • PT QL Trimitra expands with Pas Reform QL Group has recently invested in 18 SmartSet™ 115 setters and 18 SmartHatch™ hatchers, to expand operations. Mr. Cecep, Group COO says: "Everyone in the decision-making process at QL Group was unanimous in selecting Smart™", based on the quality of performance, reliability and technical service support that we have always received as a customer of Pas Reform." The Watter® system –  lug and play device for P effective, ready-to-use disinfectant –  actericidal, fungicidal, B Pas Reform’s virucidal –  ustainable and inexpensive S SmartPro™ the production: on demand supply –  ompact, robust design C logical choice for –  arge internal 85 liter storage L tank Miratorg –  ntegrated softener, pressure I reducer and water filter –  elf cleaning, without S chemicals –  aves time and reduces the S need for secure storage –  implifies Health and Safety S procedures Miratorg Agribusiness Holding has commissioned a 75mn eggs per year hatchery from Pas Reform. The new installation will incorporate forty-two SmartSetPro™ setters, six with a capacity of 38,400 eggs and thirty-six with a capacity of 115,200 eggs each. The comprehensive installation Watter® System demonstration also includes a complete line of hatchery automation systems: automatic candling and transfer, back filling unit and setter trolley loader/ unloader, with climate control systems throughout the hatchery. Pas Reform is also delivering a full package of specialised engineering services and online training for Miratorg hatchery personnel.“This is an important new to Zeddam (The Netherlands), our products and services to results follow up, support and Contact details for Pas Reform’saddition to our current range of for the week-long hatchery Latin America several years ago, analysis via SmartCenter™ new office in Peru are:products”, says Oscar, “ and I am management training at Pas it was quickly evident that the online, to hatchery customersvery pleased to be working Reform Academy - and their combination of state-of-the-art in Peru. S.I.B.S.A.alongside the other Pas Reform feedback has underlined the equipment backed up by a solid Saneamiento de Ingredientosteam representatives in Latin importance of this aspect of the training programme from the “We look forward to working y BalanceadAmerica. service we provide.” Pas Reform Academy would be with Luis and Oscar and their Av. Manuel Olguin key to our growth. customers, to augment Pas No. 335 - Of 607“SmartPro™ incubation techno­ Pas Reform Director of Inter­ Reform’s position in this Santiago de Surco, Perulogies are clearly an excellent fit national Sales & Business “Balanceados y Saneamientos dynamic and growing market.”for this market. I have already Development, Bouke Hamminga, now brings that combined T +511 637 36 37taken several of my customers concludes, “When we brought capability, together with onsite E 13
  • ESM™ Energy Saving Module Substantial energy savings for rapid payback Spiraling costs have placed energy consumption under the There is a direct relationship between rotation speed and the Tests show that with SmartSet™’s Delta Pulsator and spotlight for us all – and for growing, modern hatcheries, energy consumption of fans. Behind the formulae, an SmartSetPro™’s Vortex™ airpump, it is indeed possible to highlighting energy as an expensive commodity that puts example for reducing rotation speed by 25 per cent is reduce RPM for 50 per cent of the time in the setter – and increasing pressure on the bottom line. Yet while costs may represented by the following data: during days 3-12, to reduce RPM by 25 per cent, without appear to be rising inexorably, technological advancement is adversely affecting hatchability rates, hatch window or day easily keeping pace. n1 = 180 rpm old chick quality. n2 = 25% lower = 0.75*180 = 135 rpm The example below illustrates how ESM™ translates into P1 = 1000 W Pas Reform’s Energy Saving Module (ESM™) therefore savings for the hatchery, based on results in a hatchery with produces energy savings of (42%x58%x50% =) 12 per cent for European climate conditions, to estimate energy usage over Power: the entire hatchery, by providing finite control of fan RPM one year (see Table 1) for 70.9 million day old chicks produced and actively controlling ventilation speed in the setter. during that time. 1.000 = 421 W The impact of energy costs on ESM™ payback time What is immediately clear is the impact of electricity n1 = rotations per minute at original pulsator speed consumption by the setters: a striking 42 per cent of total n2 = rotations per minute at pulsator speed reduced by 25% Of course, energy prices vary from one country to another – energy consumption in the hatchery. This is not in fact so p1 = power at n1 pulsator speed and this will have an impact on these savings. Pas Reform surprising, as these setters run 24 hours per day, seven days a p2 = power at n2 pulsator speed Academy has also calculated savings per setter for different week. However this factor creates a priority focus on where countries in the world, to illustrate respective payback times savings can be made – and the question must be whether it (see table 2). is feasible to deliver significant savings on setter electricity This example shows the significant impact of reducing consumption, without having an adverse effect on the rotation speed on shaft power – 75% x 75% x 75% = 42% From these comparisons, we can see that on average, hatchability, uniformity and robustness of the day old chicks. energy consumption, a reduction of 58%. payback time on investment in an ESM™ upgrade is well below two years. Annual For optimised incubation, it is important to maintain a good consumption (€) incubation climate. Pas Reform Academy therefore studied Easy installation means rapid access to savings the following: Electricity for Setters: 150,000 (42%) To upgrade Pas Reform setters with ESM™ is a simple Heating for Setters & Ventilation: 60,000 (17%) 1. By what percentage can we safely reduce fan speed, procedure, that can be undertaken by the hatchery’s own Cooling for, Setters, Hatchers & 59,000 (17%) without affecting hatchability and day old chick quality? technical personnel. Specialist skills or a visit from a Pas Ventilation: 2. When during the 18-day setter cycle can fan speed be Reform technician are not required. Electricity for Hatchers: 51,000 (14%) reduced safely and effectively? Electricity for Ventilation & Various: 33,000 (9%) The ESM™ upgrade kit comes ready for installation, with Total: € 353,000 (100%) Energy Saving Module (ESM™) clear instructions in a simple, step-by-step manual for the installation of the ESM™ module and the required software In recent years, we have seen that using the ESM™ module update process. Within hours, you could be making Table 1. Traditional yearly energy saves energy and does not undermine chick quality in any substantial energy savings every day. consumption, 70.9 million DOC hatchery way, due to the incubator’s innovative fan design and the metabolism-based RPM control of the Energy Saving Module. Heat exchange between the embryos and their incubation environment is high during the first and second days of incubation (heating), low during days 3-12 and increases to high levels again from day 13-18 (cooling). Pas Reform Next generation Academy design for the Putting science into practice SmartTrayTM Designed to cradle hatching eggs of any size safely, the future-focused open construction of Pas Incorporating Microban® antibacterial product protection Reform’s SmartTray™ is proven to deliver a uniform airflow during incubation. This helps to create an optimal environ­ hatchery ment for the growing embryo, to promote day old chicks, turkey poults or ducklings of the highest quality. Integrating Vision Technology for high capacity counting, Watter® vaccination and the analysis of day old chicks Hatchery disinfection system Patented Nontox Electrical Chemical Nontox is available exclusively from Activation (ECA) combines salt and Pas Reform in the hatchery sector. electricity with water, to produce a powerful, highly sustainable and non-toxic disinfectant that neutralises bacteria, fungi and viruses in accordance with key EN standards for disinfection. Pas Reform Hatchery Automation 2nd Edition | Including 21 day embryo development poster Pas Reform Pas Reform Hatchery Automation Hatchery Technologies Pas Reform14 Hatchery Technologies
  • When eggs are stored too long Country Price of KWh Savings per Pay back time By Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior hatchery specialist, A drop of 1.5 – 2 per cent in hatchability per extra day of (in €)* year (in €) (in years)** Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies storage after the first 7 – 9 days is not unrealistic. The best and most practical solution was, I advised, to send one entire Brazil 0,10 1.488 1.3 Last year, I visited a hatchery that was fully dependent on delivery of the oldest eggs for consumption to the egg India 0,11 1.637 1.2 imported hatching eggs. To ensure a constant supply of eggs, industry - and bear the losses. This proposal was accepted – Indonesia 0,06 893 2.2 the hatchery had an export agreement for 1,600 boxes to be and despite the short, sharp pain of repurposing hatching Italy 0,13 1.934 1.0 flown in every week. Egg age at setting averaged 7 – 9 days, eggs for eating, the hatchery is now back to delivering their Mexico 0,08 1.191 1.6 from which the hatchability of eggs set was 86 per cent. original, profitable results. Netherlands 0,09 1.339 1.5 During the first day of my visit, the egg storage room was Russia 0,09 1.339 1.5 still quite full, despite the fact that a delivery of eggs had Spain 0,09 1.339 1.5 been cancelled the previous week, due to extremely bad South Africa 0,06 893 2.2 weather. The hatchery manager explained that reduced South Korea 0,06 893 2.2 setting rates, due to the upcoming Christmas season, were USA 0,07 1.042 1.9 due to the processing plants having fewer working days and reducing the numbers of eggs set, as a smaller number ofTable 2. ESM™ investment pay back calculation for different broiler farms needed to be supplied 2 - 3 weeks later. SmartPro™ for Brazil’scountries The following day was “egg delivery day”, and this time, two planes landed, one carrying the batch that should have expanded Granja* Based on the energy consumption of a setter with 115,200 eggcapacity/year; Energy usage without ESM™ per year in KWh: 41,714; arrived the previous week. That day, six truckloads of eggs arrived at the hatchery - and clearly the egg storage room’s Pinheiros hatcheryEnergy usage with ESM™ per year in KWh: 26,830; Savings per year capacity was not able to cope with that.(in KWh): 14,884** Based on Investment price for ESM™ upgrade kit The oldest eggs, still left behind from the previous week, had already been transferred to setter trays the day before andMore questions? were now wheeled to the setter room, waiting to be set a day later. However the newly arrived boxes still did not all fitFor SmartSetPro™ Setters or SmartSet™ setters with into the storage room, and some had to be placed incapacities of 76,800, 57,600, 38,400 or 19,200 eggs, or uncooled corridors and even outside, under a roof with anvarying KWh prices for your location, please contact your external temperature of 30 - 32 ºC .nearest Pas Reform representative, who will be happy to Granja Pinheiros is the latest hatchery in Brazil tocalculate potential savings specifically for your hatchery and I advised the removal of the empty (folded) egg boxes that commission SmartPro™ hatchery technologies from Paslocation at no charge to you – or contact Mr. Erik Meijer, were piled up, ready for sale, in the egg storage room, and to Reform, for the refurbishment and expansion of its hatcheryservice manager Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, by give the highest priority to storing the hatching eggs under at Nova Petrópolis, in the Serra Gaúcha region of Brazil.telephone on +31 314 659111 or by email at optimal The Project, delivered by Pas Reform do Brasil, has included In the following weeks, hatch results gradually dropped to a the installation of SmartSetPro™ setters, SmartHatchPro™ low of 65per cent. I explained that the policy of setting the hatchers, a SmartCenter™ hatchery information system and oldest eggs first, then adding further, large stocks of eggs climate control for the newly expanded hatchery, in a region every week, was resulting in an average egg age being too that averages almost 600m above sea level. high.Pas Reform innovations: in All new publications are fully your chosen publications in pdfprint and pdf illustrated, with detailed format from Pas Reform online descriptions and available in full at www.pasreform.comPas Reform is introducing a colour printed or downloadableseries of new publications to pdf our new innovations forthe hatchery: SmartPro™, For your own free copies, pleaseSmartCount™, Watter®, email withSmartTray™ and Pas Reform details of the publications youAcademy. would like and where we can send them to you, or download 15
  • SmartSetPro™ Projective capacitive touch screen technology AMF™ adaptive metabolic feedback Modular machine control SmartHatchPro™ Modular hatcher design61 SmartTray™ 150, capacity 150 hen eggs SmartBasket™ and SmartCover™ SmartTray™ for free movement of air vortices16 SmartTray™ 126, capacity 126 turkey eggs iPad technology for hatchery managers Watter® hatchery disinfection system SmartCount™ Accurate counting and stress-free chicks Uniformity scoring for batches of chicks16
  • SmartTouch™ human interface Vortex™ air pump system ESM™ energy saving moduleInspection window SmartWatch™ hatch window module Vortex™-based airflowSmartTray™ 162, capacity 162 hen eggs Vortices flow parallel with turning direction of trays Easy accessibilitySmart™ spare parts information and ordering system SmartTray™ 126, capacity 126 duck eggs SmartTransfer™ setter trolley loaderIntegrated, accurate spray vaccination Detailed data analysis and batch reporting SmartCenter™ for total hatchery control 17
  • Assuming that ‘anything is possible’ Paragon Group in Bangladesh in the hatchery commissions further hatchery expansion By Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior hatchery specialist, Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies caution, I advised him to increase the temperature in the hatchers to 98 ºF. with Pas Reform The next day, we visited several broiler houses with chicks of From time to time, a customer describes a problem that at one week old, maximum. Here indeed, the chicks were very first seems “impossible”. However over the years, I have inactive. Many of them were lying down with their necks learned that ‘impossible’ is rarely, if ever, the case – and stretched out. Clapping my hands produced almost no thorough investigation will usually identify the cause of the reaction from them. problem. Temperature measurement in these houses revealed that I remember a case when a customer had complained that, brooding temperatures were higher than normal. This although the chicks from his single-stage machines looked explained the chicks’ inactivity, resulting in low feed intake fine and hatchability was excellent, the chicks were not and accordingly poor performance. The farmers said they did Paragon Group of Bangladesh has commissioned the third performing well in his customers’ broiler houses. This was in everything as they normally did, when receiving chicks from and final phase of its current GP Hatchery expansion with contrast to the performance of chicks from the hatchery’s the old machines. Pas Reform. traditional, locally produced multi stage machines, which In general, traditionally incubated chicks are exposed to were performing as normal. warmer conditions during the maturation phase of Two breeder hatchery expansion projects employ Smart During a visit to the hatchery, I could at first find little if incubation. Consequently, chicks incubated in this way are incubation, Hatchery Automation and Climate Control anything wrong, especially not in the egg handling room more comfortable with higher temperatures on the farm. In systems from Pas Reform. With a capacity of one million and setter room. With no previous experience of single-stage the single stage incubator, however, chicks hatch at a lower day old chicks per week, these two projects will bring the incubation, the hatchery manager was using our Incubation temperature and therefore are more comfortable if the company’s breeder hatchery production to a total weekly Guide for reference which, he explained, had helped him temperature in the broiler farm is reduced by several output of 1.5 million. considerably in getting used to the concept. degrees centigrade. This was especially so in this case, where As our investigation continued, we looked at the hatcher. the temperature set point in the hatcher was also lower Paragon Group was the first poultry breeding company in Here I found something that was a concern: temperature than recommended. Bangladesh to adopt Pas Reform’s Smart hatchery was in my opinion set far too low. This, it transpired, was technologies in 2004, when a new hatchery was commis­ based on previous experience, working with the traditional Farmers due to receive chicks from this hatchery later that sioned for its Hubbard broiler GP operations. In 2008, the machines, which were dependent mainly on air-cooling. week were informed accordingly and indeed, I was later company expanded its broiler GP hatchery, again with It was not, I explained, a good idea to assume that a set advised that the performance of chicks from the single stage Smart systems from Pas Reform, with a second expansion point working well in a particular brand of incubator will incubators had improved remarkably and they were phase completed last year to increase capacity still further. automatically do so in another type of machine. With this behaving normally and actively in the broiler houses. Pas Reform has many faces Pas Reform do Brasil around the world – all committed to innovation, quality and results, and all working to build sustainable futures in the modern poultry sector.18
  • IKO Polandchooses SmartPro™incubators Pas Reform launchesEstablished on the Polish poultry market since 1999, IKOKompania Drobiarska is a forward-looking integration thathas built a reputation for high quality poultry meat products,including the distribution of fresh and frozen ranges inEurope and Asia. iPad technology forQuality product has driven expansion in all its markets, andIKO is expanding accordingly. The company has once againcommissioned hatchery expansion through Pas Reform,after looking closely at proposals from a number of hatchery managerssuppliers.In 2008, Pas Reform specified and installed an extension toIKO’s existing hatchery operations, adding 12 SmartHatch™hatchers to work inline with their 30-year-old predecessors.In 2011, IKO selected SmartPro™ incubators, to more thandouble its hatchery capacity in 2012, to 750,000 day-old-chicks per week. Pas Reform has called on the latest iPad technology, to Hatchery OperationsAlong with the production increase, the plant has moderni­ dynamically link hatchery managers to their SmartCenter™sed its cooling system, slaughter livestock unloading Hatchery Information Systems. To fine-tune settings for optimum incubation conditions.process, production management and packaging methods.All poultry are produced, reared and slaughtered under The iPad displays a customized, multi-touch onscreen layout Hatchery Managementregular veterinary supervision, in a fully integrated of the hatchery, serving as a control panel to SmartCenter™,environment that controls quality and conditions from the the hub of real-time data from the entire hatchery. To manage key hatchery functions, from alarm managementegg right through to meat production. to breed specific incubation programming. Virtually every function and parameter for each incubatorThe company has established a daily distribution network can be accessed and controlled from easy-to-read, colour Hatchery Analysisfor around 100 different, fresh and frozen products, coded incubator icons on the iPad screen. With a single click,including barbecue and smoked ranges. Besides using each icon opens a full status screen and real-time To produce real-time hatchery management reports fortraditional trayed packaging with stretch plastic wrap, information for the corresponding SmartSetPro™ setter or analysis and decision-making.vacuum and bags, IKO Kompania Drobiarska also offers safe SmartHatchPro™ hatcher.MAP, or ‘modified atmosphere’ packaging. With integrated WIFI connectivity through a secure SSLRoss, Cobb and Hubbard Flex eggs are transported to the Specific Application or App downloads are not needed. The connection, the iPad can be used anywhere, in or outside thehatchery from IKO’s seven breeder farms in specialised tablet dynamically links hatchery managers to their hatchery, to monitor and actively manage operations, fromtransport, with precise microclimate control during storage. SmartCenter’s™ Hatchery Information System by means of responding to alarms to fully customizing individual three main program tiers: incubation programmes, analyzing results or producingSeven broiler farms, all operating under strict veterinary reports.supervision and to high standards of animal welfare,specialise in the production of high yield chicken.The company produces 4,000t of feed each month,exclusively of plant origin, with cereals characterised byhigh nutrition values, to meet or exceed all national andinternational sanitary, ecological and production standards. Pas Reform Russia 19
  • Worry-free ventilation for constant chick quality By Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior hatchery specialist, My advice was to open the air valves a further 10–20% Pas  Reform Hatchery Technologies during the first days of incubation, to allow relative humidity to drop to its lowered set point. This once again resolved the Several years ago, I was involved in reviewing the incubation issue of thick bellies, also demonstrating to the hatchery programme for a newly constructed hatchery in the humid tropics. The main issue was that, although hatchability was manager the importance of responding to external climate by running “winter” and “summer” ventilation programs. A Smart first for excellent, chick quality was not - primarily due to thick bellies. Lowering humidity set point in the setter from 53% to However external climatic conditions can change frequently – and unexpectedly. In daily hatchery practice, responding Akyem in Turkey 50% delivered the quality this hatchery was looking for, with quickly enough to compensate for these changing first week mortality in the farm reducing to significantly conditions can be difficult. below their standard. In this case, a newly developed upgrade for the setter’s However as soon as “winter”, with daily temperatures of ventilation control provided a reliable solution. With this in 18-25 °C, was over, October brought a combination of high place, humidity becomes the leading parameter for valve temperatures (30 °C) and high humidity (upto 80%). Phone position, providing CO2 remains below the designated calls described the same thick-belly problem again. maximum set point. This is usually reached during the second half of incubation, as the embryo’s metabolism By logging-in to the hatchery’s control system remotely, I increases. could see that relative humidity remained well above the Turkey’s Akyem has recently invested in a new Smart previously advised set point during the first days of The next time I received a call, the hatchery’s manager hatchery from Pas Reform. The contract comprises 16 incubation. Only when valve positions were opened in reported that life was much improved. With valve positions SmartSet™ 115 setters, each with a capacity of 115,200 eggs accordance with the incubation program, did relative responding quickly and reliably to changes in external and 18 SmartHatch™ hatchers. humidity reduce to the required point. This was not so climatic conditions, chick quality was exactly where it should strange. Given that inlet air was both warm and humid, it be, and now constantly, throughout the year. “Pas Reform’s very professional team have been instrumental needed little warming after entering the setter and in helping us draw up plans for our new hatchery”, explains therefore retained high humidity. Combined with water Owner Mr. Süleyman Çaliskan, “with comprehensive evaporation from the eggs, there was too much water in the engineering drawings and a project management air to achieve sufficient weight loss. programme that facilitated rapid, efficient construction.”20
  • (L-R) Thijs Hendrix, President of Hendrix Genetics and Bouke Hamminga, Director International Sales & Business Development of Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies Kurskiy Agrokholding commission Pas Reform for new Smart™ hatchery in RussiaISA chooses SmartPro™for new (Grand)Parentstock Hatchery Pas Reform has been commissioned by Kurskiy Agrokholding, part of Belay Ptica group in Russia, to install a new hatchery in Gorshechnoye, Kursk region. The commission includes Smart™ incubators, hatchery automation and climate control systems, to produce 90 mlnPas Reform will equip ISA’s brand new (Grand) Parent Stock SmartPro™ incubation technologies in the new hatchery will eggs per year.hatchery in the Netherlands with the latest generation SmartPro™ incorporate Adaptive Metabolic Feedback (AMF™), for simultaneousincubation technologies, to produce Grandparent (GPS) and humidity and CO2 control, and the ability to use Circadian Smart™ hatchery automation includes the automaticParentstock (PS) for the egg industry worldwide. Incubation™ for more robust day old chicks. transfer of setter trays from farm trolleys into setter trolleys, fully automatic candling and transfer system, setter trayISA recently signed an Agreement with Pas Reform and other ISA selected climate control solutions from Hollander Techniek, Pas washing machines and a vacuum offal system. The HVACpartners, at its headquarters in Boxmeer, The Netherlands. The state Reform’s strategic partner for climate control, energy saving and system includes a complete climate control systemof the art new hatchery will be constructed on the site of ISA’s heat recovery systems in Western Europe. The system’s design throughout the hatchery and pressure regulated, integratedcurrent GPS and PS hatcheries , to include 50 SmartSetPro™ setters reflects the very high-level bio-security requirements of a pedigree heating and cooling systems with outdoor cold waterand 18 SmartHatchPro™ hatchers. hatchery. chillers.With a capacity of c.5 million Parent Stock per year, the new Energy-saving and environmental concerns were an important General director of the enterprise is Sergey Vasilievichhatchery not only reflects the growth that ISA has experienced over element of ISA’s brief. “The hatchery will be equipped with solar Shelaikin, who says that effectively managing the hatchthe last couple of years, but also a commitment to serving the water heaters and water cooling systems for heat recovery. Fresh window was an important factor in selecting Smart™global egg industry in the most sustainable manner possible. incoming air will be fully conditioned before entering the facilities, incubation technologies from Pas Reform. “We know that to avoid cross-contamination at all costs”, said Ron Jöerissen, ISA’s uniformity and the overall quality of the day old chicks is“The new hatchery will mark the success we have enjoyed in recent Production Director. essential, not only for a good start but also to promoteyears, yet at the same time, fully supports the ambitions we have to optimum growth throughout the whole growing period”, heexpand our business in the face of a number of global welfare Erik Hollander, CEO of Hollander Techniek BV, comments, “The says. “Hatchery Kurskiy Agrokholding has ambitious planschallenges”, said Servé Hermans, ISA’s Managing Director. strategic partnership that we embarked upon with Pas Reform for the future – and our new Smart™ hatchery will play an Hatchery Technologies has resulted in this agreement. We are very important role in helping us to realize those aims.”The 4,082 m2 parent stock hatchery will showcase a number of state excited to be building this project with our partner in theof the art technologies, to produce day-old chicks in a highly Netherlands.”.efficient, bio-secure and environmentally friendly manner. Bouke Hamminga, Director of International Sales & Business Development of Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, concludes: “This is a future-focused project, with absolute clarity in terms of human and animal welfare, bio-security and environmental responsibility.” 21
  • Smart™ Incubators: delivering top performance worldwide Field Results: Darling Fresh Chickens, Darling, Western Cape, Field Results: Erb hatchery, Oberdiesbach, Switzerland South Africa SmartSet™ incubators, SmartHatch™ hatchers SmartSet™ incubators, SmartHatch™ hatchers Seven years of operation in Oberdiesbach were concluded Hatchery manager Robin Lindt has received a Cobb award for with another excellent year of operation for Erb hatchery outstanding hatchability figures on consecutive Cobb 500 this year. Built and operational in 2005, Erb hatchery breeder flocks. Four consecutive flocks, T19, T20, T21 and T22 produces day old broilers for the Bell Integration. Over the averaged hatchabilities (from 25 - 62 weeks) of 88.5%; 88.6%; course of the last five years, the hatch of transferred in the 87.9% and 88% of total eggs set. These flocks hatched on breeder flocks average 96.5 ; 96.2; 95.9, 96.2 and 96.3%. average 10 weeks above 90% of eggs set, an outstanding These outstanding results are repeated on a weekly basis, result says Robin Lindt. with minimal deviation throughout the year. Resulting day old chick quality is also of consistently high standards. With Darling Fresh hatchery has been equipped with Smart™ average first week mortality below 0.5%, Erb hatchery is setters and hatchers since 2007 - and producing great results setting standards for uniformity. ever since. Mr Lindt attributes this to a combination of good hatchery management, collaborating with Pas Reform Field Results: Agrodanieli, Tapejara, RS, Brazil Academy and good equipment, as a reliable recipe for the SmartSetPro™ setters, SmarthatchPro™ hatchers, Mr. Robin Lindt, hatchery best results. HVAC system manager Darling Fresh Chickens, received a Cobb award for After 18 months in operation, poultry integrator Agrodanieli outstanding hatchability figures. is reporting excellent results from its new broiler hatchery. Commissioned in 2010, the hatchery incubates mainly Cobb eggs and results are, says hatchery manager Clovis Gottardi, always above breed standard. “Results are superior to multi-stage operations and have exceeded our expectations in terms of hatchability percentage and chick quality,” he says, “with post hatch performance in terms of EPI (European Production Index) outperforming flocks hatched before the new hatchery went into operation.” (EPI = ((weight (g) x (1- mortality%))/(number of days x fcr))*10.) International appointment Bob brings almost two decades’ German, English, French and every stage of the incubation for Pas Reform hatchery sector experience to Dutch fluently. process has produced some very his new role. Having worked long-standing relationships Bob De Rycke (47) recently joined most recently as a sales director, Born into the family that owns around the world. Pas Reform to represent the he has spent the past ten years Derco Layer Hatchery in I am looking forward to pre­ company in Belgium, France and in EMEA, with previous Belgium, Bob has been around senting Smart™ incubation francophone Africa. He joins an experience also including sales poultry all his life. Trust, he says, technologies to my prospects international team, with respon­ management roles for Chore- is a quality that he greatly and customers, to deliver many sibility for market development Time in the Benelux, UK, Ireland, values – and central to his new more such rewarding partner­ and the distribution of Smart™ Greece, Turkey and Middle East, role. “In Pas Reform, I see quality ships.” incubation, hatchery auto­ a­ ion m t and Kemin Industries, again in in every aspect of the business. and climate control systems. the Middle East. Bob speaks That commitment to care at22
  • Amvrosiadisconsolidates itsposition in Greece Pas Reform introducesGreek poultry company Amvrosiadis S.A. recentlyconsolidated its position as one of the country’s leadingpoultry integrations, with a new SmartPro™ hatcheryinstallation from Pas Reform, capable of producing 250,000 web-based upgradechicks per week immediately, with expansion to 300,000per week in the short term.Amvrosiadis has commissioned the new hatchery to include for enhanced hatcherythe very latest SmartSetPro™ Setters, SmartHatchPro™Hatchers with SmartWatch™ Hatch Window Module andAdaptive Metabolic Feedback™ and a full suite of HatcheryAutomation and Climate Control Systems throughout the HVAC controlnew facility. Pas Reform will also deliver bespoke onsiteHatchery Management training.Amvrosiadis S.A.’s works predominantly with contractfarmers, although the company’s own broiler farms stillproduce 2 million birds a year. In addition, the integrationincludes feed mill, slaughterhouse and frozen warehousing, Pas Reform has introduced enhanced operation for HVAC The HVAC web server automatically recognises and self-to supply fresh poultry products of the highest quality systems throughout the hatchery, with a dedicated Siemens configures connected devices throughout the HVACunder the brand name ‘Kotopoula Exohis’ (Countryside HVAC web server that provides fully remote control and installation, which contributes significantly to smoothChickens). A Company-owned distribution network delivers monitoring via the internet. running and cost-efficiency in the hatchery. In addition, web-fresh produce directly to consumer outlets in central and based connectivity makes it possible to remotely optimisenorthern Greece every day. The company has ambitious The Siemens HVAC web server is a compact device that can hatchery HVAC, for frequent, thorough monitoring of processplans for future exports to Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and be integrated directly into Pas Reform’s SmartCenter™ conditions to increase reliability and promote greater energythe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). climate control systems or configured to operate efficiency. independently.Company President Mr Ioakim Amvrosiadis comments: “For Fault messages can be sent directly to up to four emaila consistently high quality product, managing the hatchery Easy to install using USB and Ethernet connections, a full addresses, for rapid response in the event of an emergency.climate effectively is very important for us here. With a visualisation of the hatchery’s complete HVAC layout is System reports can also be sent to the four nominated emailclimate that changes from dry, high temperatures to much displayed in a browser window, making the full range of recipients periodically, with consumption data available forcolder or more humid conditions relatively quickly, HVAC systems information and functionality, including up to two email addresses. Emails are fully encrypted forSmartPro™ and its advanced features will allow us to alarms, systems alerts and maintenance instructions security.produce consistently high quality chicks throughout the available via SmartCenter™, PC, laptop, iPad or any mobileyear.” device that supports a web browser. Because the system is web-based, the customer also has the full back up of Pas Reform’s technical team, to provide rapid, With access to up-to-the-minute status for up to 64 devices remote intervention in the event of a serious fault or and their associated data points on the HVAC system, the technical issue. web server includes a library of more than 100 applications (devices), for example air handling units, heat recovery For more information, please contact us directly at systems and buffertanks with pumpsets – and associated +31 314 659 111 or by e-mail at circuit diagrams for each device. Each of these may be tailored to the hatchery’s specific installations. Bob De Rycke will be based in Belgium. His contact details are: Belgium Bois 4 - 7880 Flobecq Belgium T +32 68 44 52 80 M +32 476 67 81 82 F +32 68 45 65 22 E-mail 23
  • Fresh Air: PBPF signs up for Smart™ hatchery a prerequisite for life! expansion By Martin ‘Tiny’ Barten, senior hatchery specialist, Upon increasing the set point, the air handling unit could Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies still barely raise the pressure. On opening the unit, the reason for this was clear; the filters were totally clogged up. Earlier this year I visited a hatchery that has expanded to its Luckily a spare set of filters was available on site - and after current size since Pas Reform installed our first Smart™ replacing them, we rapidly achieved recommended pressure. machines seven years ago. A new hatchery manager, well educated but lacking practical experience, had recently been The control boxes for the dampers were all turned to appointed, with ample time for his predecessor to pass on “manual”. Again, this probably sufficed originally, but I his skills. convinced the hatchery manager to turn them all to “automatic”, to ensure constant pressures in all the rooms, It appeared from the records that results were well above independent of air demand to the incubators - and also Priirtyshskaya Broilernaya Ptitsefabrika LLP (PBPF) has standard initially. Yet gradually, as the hatchery expanded, necessary to provide good climatic conditions on hatch days recently refurbished its hatchery in Eastern Kazakhstan the situation had deteriorated. In the setter room, the during chick processing. Oblast, with Smart incubation from Pas Reform. The climate felt so unpleasant that I even developed a headache. commission includes SmartSet™ setters, SmartHatch™ In the hatcher room, the hatchery manager showed me Now that the air supply was being controlled properly, the hatchers, a pressure controlled ventilation system and some hatcher climate history graphs. Relative humidity machines started to respond as would normally be expected. hatchery automation systems. PBPF is a subdivision of AFK raised spontaneously as the chicks started to hatch, but after These simple but essential recommendations not only raised Ardager LLP. reaching a peak of 70–75% it did not drop again, even with hatchery results, but also the confidence – and performance the in- and outlet valves opened almost completely. - of the new hatchery manager. Suspecting that the problem was caused by the air supply to the machines, I asked to see the air handling unit. This was supposed to supply fresh, pre-conditioned air to the entire hatchery, as well as maintaining recommended pressure set points in the various rooms, by pressure controlled dampers. To my surprise, air pressure in the air preparation room was set to only 15 Pa instead of the recommended 35 Pa. It looked like this set point had never been changed since being set up for the hatchery running at minimum capacity, when this had provided sufficient air. However with the hatchery now running at expanded capacity, this was no longer the case.24
  • Provita targets rapid expansion in Bangladesh Provita Group has once again commissioned leading Dutch hatchery technology company Pas Reform, to fuel ambitious plans for the further expansion of its hatchery operations in Bangladesh. In its first phase, the company installed the Dutch supplier’s most advanced SmartPro™ incubation, hatchery automation and climate control systems, to expand existing hatchery operations to 50 million day old chicks per annum. The second phase, due to be operational early next year, will bring annual capacity up to 70 million.Smart™ Gains for Pato Branco withPas Reform in Brazil Smart™ collaboration for UKPF with PasAvícola Pato Branco, recently celebrating 40 years in the Brazilianpoultry sector, has commissioned SmartPro™ single-stage “Aside from the company’s reputation for innovation,” she continues, “we also found a supplier that delivers throughout the process - Reform in Kazakhstantechnologies for its new hatchery development at Pato Branco, from sales and commissioning, hatchery planning, projectParaná state. management and installation to after sales, technical back up and training services.” Mr Thomas Calil, Managing Director of Pas ReformSmartSetPro™ setters and SmartHatchPro™ hatchers deliver an do Brasil, has led the introduction of SmartPro™ into Brazil, whereannual capacity of 50 million hatching eggs in the new hatchery’s the adoption of single stage hatchery technologies is seenfirst phase of development, with a second phase scheduled to increasingly as an important factor in the evolution of the poultryincrease capacity up to 100 million hatching eggs per year. business, in line with similar transitions that are occuring in other Latin American countries.The new hatchery employs Pas Reform’s hatchery automation andclimate control systems, including bacterial and fungal filtration, Pas Reform do Brasil has invested substantially in its warehousing,pressure control in all hatchery production rooms and planning for assembly, stock keeping, spare parts and delivery capabilities.optimised hygiene in the flow of eggs and chicks. Microban® Technical and commercial staff are locally based, to deliver onsite New collaborations continue to develop for Pas Reform inenhanced flooring and hatcher baskets further aid the prevention of training and the full range of project management and back up Central Asia and Eastern Europe, most recently with Ust-contamination, by a continuous action that stops the multiplication services. Virtually everything is sourced by and from local suppliers, Kamenogorskaya Ptitse Fabrika (UKPF) in Kazakhstan.of bacteria. says Mr Calil, while meeting the stringent quality standards and expectations of Pas Reform in The Netherlands. As a fully integrated poultry business, UKPF is the onlyAccording to Production Director Mrs Odilete Rotava, Pas Reform do chilled chicken meat producer in the country. The companyBrasil was the only company in the country that could deliver the has commissioned Pas Reform to install Smart incubators,complete, turnkey, single-stage solution Avícola Pato Branco hatchery automation and climate control systems, as parthatchery was looking for. “We chose Pas Reform for its advanced of an expansion programme that will increase UKPF’stechnologies and its worldwide reputation. Also, as a Brazilian production to 16,000 tons at per annum. Pas ReformCompany delivering Brazilian-made products, FINAME finance was Academy further supports the poultry producer with aviable for incubators and HVAC ventilation for the expansion, which programme of hatchery management training services.made Pas Reform do Brasil the best option for us. UKPF is a vertically integrated company, incorporating breeding facilities, a hatchery, broiler houses, feed milling and broiler processing facilities. Established in 1976 as a state poultry farm, UKPF was privatized in 1997 and has since developed into one of the country’s leading poultry companies. 25
  • Smart™ hatchery consolidates Inzhavinskaya in Tambov poultry sector Chicks make their own LLC Pticefabrica Inzhavinskaya’s has contracted with Pas “humidity peak” Reform Hatchery Technologies to supply a complete Smart™ Incubation system for its new hatchery in Russia’s Tambov By Martin Tiny Barten, senior hatchery specialist, Pas humidifiers brought it to that level without any problem. region. Reform Hatchery Technologies The hatchery manager did that, he explained, to avoid “humidity high alarm” during the actual hatch and to avoid The new broiler hatchery delivers 84 million eggs per year. During a seminar just before the summer holidays in Brasil, membranes becoming too dry and tough after the chicks The hatchery is part of Inzhavinskaya’s broader operation, one of the participants asked about the order of importance started to pip externally. which includes 8 broiler farms including 165 houses with for the three factors of temperature, humidity and total capacity of 8 mln day-old chicks, a slaughterhouse ventilation, in order to achieve optimised incubation. I explained that better results can be expected by keeping which processes 10.500 chicks per hour and a feed-mill with I replied that all three are relevant, but that while great the relative humidity set point after transfer similar to the annum capacity of 200.000 ton. In all, the poultry complex attention is traditionally paid to temperature, the set point in the setter. As the chicks start pipping, relative produces 100,000 ton of poultry meat (live weight) a year importance of humidity is sometimes forgotten. humidity increases spontaneously and by definition, at and employs more than 2200 personnel. exactly the right moment, by the remaining water The question reminded me of a trip to Eastern Europe, where evaporating at a faster rate from inside the eggs - provided major improvements were achieved by changing humidity the hatcher is not over-ventilated. management. Here I visited some long-standing customers, with machines purchased some years ago, so without the This keeps the membranes soft and supple and avoids the more recent innovations in our incubation systems. chick getting stuck inside the egg. “Humidity high alarm” can be prevented by a single increase of relative humidity to At first glance, the chicks looked good sitting in the hatcher 60%, after natural humidity has exceeded that level. baskets. But on feeling their bellies, I found them to be very full to the touch, with navels that were not properly closed. A few weeks after my visit, our agent advised me that our The chicks also appeared to be largely sitting and inactive – customer was happily surprised with increased hatchability and on closer inspection, I observed too many red hocks, and very much improved chick quality. Moreover, first week most likely as a result of difficulty in moving around in the mortality in the farm reduced dramatically. egg to open the shells due to their very full bellies. A break-out of unhatched eggs revealed too many late mortality, caused by “drowned embryos”. Initially I thought the cause may be insufficient weight loss. But with further investigation, the main cause was the humidity set points in the hatchers directly after transfer. Set at 80% relative humidity (= approx. 92°F WB), the hatcher’s Pas Reform appoints new kg per capita per year, Colombia For more than 20 years, representative in Colombia represents an important growth Mr Pardo has worked in the market for the Dutch supplier of livestock industry. With specific Pas Reform has further Smart™ single-stage hatchery expertise in agricultural expanded its Latin American technologies. industrial refrigeration and network, with the appointment Under Mr Pardo’s direction, processing, he brings a wealth of Mr. Rodrigo Pardo of R&M R&M Corporation will provide of knowledge on project Corporation, to deliver sales and Colombian customers with management and technical technical support services in direct access to spares and a full installations to his new role. Colombia. With 45 million range of sales, technical, inhabitants and an average training and project manage­ poultry consumption of over 25 ment services.26
  • Sary Bulak selects Smart incubation from Pas Reform Smart Hatchery to fuel explosive growth for Namib Poultry Industries Sary Bulak Ltd has commissioned Pas Reform to equip its new broiler hatchery in Chapaevo, Republic of Kazakhstan, with Smart™ single-stage incubation and hatchery automation systems. The hatchery is part of an integration that produces 10,000 metric tonnes of broiler meat per year. A comprehensive Smart™ hatchery has been commissioned from Pas Reform by Namib Poultry Industries, for an ambitious new project that aims to satisfy Namibia’s total demand for poultry and poultry meat products. Russia’s Okskaya Timashevskaya brings Pas Reform supplied SmartSetPro™ setters and SmartHatchPro™ hatchers, to deliver a start-up capacity of extends Smart to Russias 300,000 d.o.c. per week. The new installation also features Pas Reform’s HVAC systems, for the finite control of air hatchery operations Samara region handling, humidification, ventilation and pressure control within the hatchery. Upgraded SmartCenter™ technology facilitates remote operation and control of Namib’s hatchery HVAC systems, such that monitoring, control and intervention for all HVAC devices can be managed off site as required, either from Namib’s main office complex or even from The Netherlands. Okskaya Pticefabrika, in Russia’s Ryazanskaya region, has Timashevskaya PF, in the south-eastern Samara region of commissioned Smart™ technologies from Pas Reform for a Russia, is leading the region’s poultry sector reconstruction, new 40 million egg layer hatchery. with a Smart™ single-stage hatchery development, designed The hatchery is the latest expansion to the collaborative and installed by Pas Reform to be constructed in two phases, integration, with installation including 20 SmartSet™ setters, each with a capacity of 115,200 layer eggs and 24 with a final capacity of 115 million eggs per year. Misr Poultry Group SmartHatch™ hatchers, Hatchery Automation Systems including chick take-off, sexing and vaccination carousels, Phase one construction will deliver more than 56 million eggs a year. Installation will include 28 SmartSet™ 115 Egypt automatic tipper, washing machines and a vacuum system. setters, 36 SmartHatch™ hatchers, a hatchery automation An advanced climate control/HVAC system ensures the system with chick counting and take-off line and basket finite control of temperature, climate and fresh air supply tipping and washing machines. Climate control with free- throughout the hatchery. cooling system will be implemented through the hatchery. The new hatchery delivers high quality, day old Lohmann Pas Reform’s project team has worked closely with and H&N layer chicks to farms in Russia and CIS countries. In Timashevskaya’s senior personnel while planning the addition the facility supplies Okskaya’s layer farms with a project, designing not only the systems installation, but also capacity of 1.5 million table eggs per day. the new hatchery’s product flows, flooring, drainage, ventilation, water, electricity and waste management Okskaya PF was founded on 12,000 chicks in April 1972, systems. Misr Poultry Group, one of Egypts major poultry and egg growing to an output of one million eggs just fifteen producers, has selected Pas Reforms SmartPro™ hatchery months later. The hatchery and its associated operations technologies for its new hatchery at Ras Ghareb, Hurghada. have delivered strong, consistent growth ever since.“With successful projects in Development, Bouke Hamminga, Sustained growth in the region “Colombia is an important and Contact details for Pas Reform’sVenezuela, Ecuador, Chili, and of will be working closely with prompted the launch of Pas growing market”, concludes Mr new office in Colombia are:course Brazil, Pas Reform’s Mr Pardo and his team. “When Reform do Brasil, Pas Reform’s Hamminga, “and we very muchSmart™ hatchery technologies Pas Reform opened its first Latin first-ever production facility look forward to working with Mr R&M de Colombia Ltda.have had a real impact on the American office in Mexico in outside The Netherlands, in Pardo and his team, to see Sr. Rodrigo Pardo HerreraLatin American market ”, 2002, we had ambitious targets”, 2008 - and with that, a strong, where our combined vision will Calle 24 N. 69C-19 Sur.Mr Pardo says. “We look forward says Mr Hamminga, “but we still strategic focus to develop a take us here in the future.” Bogotá, Colombiato furthering that success here did not imagine the level of network of localized offices andin Colombia.” market penetration that would technical support facilities T +571 420 06 03 / 420 10 49 be accomplished in such a short throughout the Region. M +57 310 2400271 /310 8147248Pas Reform Director of Inter­ time.” F +571 420 48 27national Sales & Business E 27
  • Trialling Adaptive Metabolic Feedback (AMF™) systems on Smart™ Setters By Hector Santos, Hatchery Results Conclusions Manager, Cargill Honduras The incubators with AMF™ control were much more stable in Adaptive Metabolic Feedback (AMF™) results in better, more terms of humidity. This is of great importance in the stable control of humidity in the incubator, which produces Honduran climate, with relative humidities from 70 – 80 % a more accurate weight loss pattern at 18.5 days. RH. Improvements in early embryonic mortality (-/- 1.2%) and in cull chicks at hatch (-/- 0.2 %) were observed. Adaptive Metabolic Feedback™ (AMF™) was developed by Hatch of fertiles (HOF %), rejects, contaminated Pas Reform to precisely manage moisture and CO2, in line Weekly set: 1,382,400 eggs (12 setters of 115,200); Cull chicks with the metabolic needs of each growing embryo, during No difference in the hatch of fertiles or contaminated eggs improvement: 0.2 % incubation. was observed in this trial. However, a reduction of 0.2% in cull chicks was observed. This was due to better chick quality, Financial impact: 1,382,400 eggs * 0.2% = 2765 doc/wk = By continually ‘reading’ the time-varying metabolism of a with less inflated bellies, due to better humidity control. 144,000 doc/year at a price of US$0.35/doc = US$50,000 per specific batch of embryos, AMF™ adapts control parameters year. (humidity and CO2) to fine-tune the incubator environment Comparison AMF™ system vs conventional setter control accordingly. Ultimately AMF™ maximizes uniformity by A 0.2% improvement in cull chicks for Cargill’s operation in optimising airflow, the evaporation of moisture and air System Hatch of Cull chicks (%) Contaminated Honduras represents an annual gain of US$50,000, giving redistribution, to achieve an ideal weight loss pattern. fertiles (HOF) eggs (%) the system a pay back time of around 1.5 years. AMF™ 89.3% 1.0% 0.1% Cargill’s Honduran hatchery carried out trials, to observe Conventional 89.2% 1.2% 0.1% how AMF™ simultaneously provides better and more stable control over relative humidity and CO2 during the first 18.5 days of incubation, to provide day old chicks of favourable quality. Weight loss, embryonic mortality, pipped not hatched. Methodology Better weight loss by 0.5% was observed in favour of the setters with AMF™ control. We also observed a 1.2% Flocks of similar age were compared over a similar time reduction in early embryonic mortality (days 1-7), and a 0.1% period. Some setters were operated with conventional reduction of pipped not hatched, which can confidently be controls, some machines with AMF™ control on SmartSet™ associated with better weight loss at 18 days. incubators. During the tests, we looked at the following variables: embryonic mortality, pipped not hatched, Comparison AMF™ system vs conventional setter control rejects %, contaminated, hatch of fertiles % and weight loss at 18 days. System Weight loss (%) EEM 1-7 days MEM 8-14 days LEM 15-21 days Pipped not hatched (%) AMF™ 11.95% 3.2% 0.6% 2.4% 0.4% Conventional 11.4% 4.4% 0.4% 2.5% 0.5% Pas Reform wins BNA The jury was unanimous in its The prominent use of daylight in Building of the Year decision. From what could, they the design was welcomed as an said, have been a relatively innovation in buildings of this It may ‘only’ be a distribution banal assignment – a type, with transparency centre, but expectations were distribution centre on a business promoting greater interaction high when the BNA judges park – the architects have and communication between visited Pas Reform’s Global created a super-functional yet the people who work in this very Distribution Center at exceptionally beautiful building, large building. Doetinchem, as one of three that inspires curiosity and raises projects shortlisted for the its function to a higher level. The jury was impressed with the Building of the Year Award in craftsmanship and quality The Netherlands. embodied in Pas Reform’s global28
  • Armenia’s Arax chooses Smart from Pas Reform Leading Armenian poultry farm Arax has elected to work with Dutch hatchery technology specialist Pas Reform for a new turnkey hatchery project delivering 15 million day old chicks a year. The new hatchery includes SmartSet™ and SmartHatch™ Mexico’s Nutripollo Venezuala’s incubation systems and a full suite of hatchery automation equipment, as well as comprehensive climate control and looks to the future Agrobueyca chooses water conditioning systems. with SmartPro™ Smart for ambitious Arax is an integrated complex, with a market-leading reputation for the highest quality product. The company’s incubators from Pas new single stage operations span the complete production cycle, from egg production to meat processing and with onsite facilities Reform hatchery including vaccination, chiller, a well-equipped lab and feed factory. With high quality outputs from birds fed on natural, non- Integrated poultry producer Nutripollo has commissioned additive products, demand for Arax products continues to Pas Reform to renovate and expand its hatchery operations rise, prompting the decision to invest in the new Smart™ in Aguascalientes, Mexico. hatchery complex. During phase one of the project, Nutripollo’s existing The poultry farm produces more than 70 per cent of poultry hatchery was being completely renovated, to replace meat and meat products for its domestic market. In the 30-year-old incubation equipment with SmartSetPro™ short-term, Arax will enter the Georgian market, with plans setters and SmartHatchPro™ hatchers. In phase two, a new also to extend its product range with semi-finished items extension, also equipped with SmartPro™ incubators, will Agrobueca, Venezuala’s leading integration and feed and sausages, sold throughout the Trans-Caucasian market. double hatchery capacity. manufacturer, has expanded operations with a brand new Smart™ single-stage hatchery from Pas Reform, capable of Pas Reform’s Representative Mr. Mushegh Mkrtchyan has Nutripollo is a long-established and well-respected poultry producing 1.3 million day old chicks per week. been most impressed by the progressive and quality- business in Mexico. Founded in 1963 by Mr. Jorge Quesada, focused approach of Arax. “This is a company with an the completion of this project will mark the company’s 50th The new hatchery incorporates SmartSet™ setters, exemplary reputation for healthy products of the highest anniversary year. SmartHatch™ hatchers, an entire hatchery climate control quality and a firm focus on the future. system and a comprehensive hatchery automation line, to deliver one of the largest and most modern broiler “Pas Reform is delighted to be involved in the further hatcheries to date in Latin America. development of Arax Poultry Farm, to meet its future goals.” Scan the QR code to see Agrobueyca’s 3D animationdistribution centre. Notable routing and layout and an efficiency, and it is future- We are delighted with thedesign features include the internal supporting structure proofed, ready for expansion Award. It seems fitting, that aloading and unloading areas for that cleverly integrates storage and increasingly limited use of distribution center can achievetrucks, which are integrated into to maximise space. energy. exemplary status in thethe façade; the huge, pivotal Netherlands as an exportingentrance and the raised office, “The architects, Cepezed, “But it was also designed for the country - and highly rewardingwhich looks out over the translated our vision for a smart staff and visitors who spend that such a project can bewarehouse. Inside, the distribution center with great time here. Design is an inherent regarded as inspirational beyondarchitecture provides a safe, skill and understanding,” says part of Pas Reform: an asset, not the industrial environment.”healthy working environment, Pas Reform’s Marketing Director, something that is merelyby day and night and supports Henry Arts. “The building cosmetic or superficial.”the logistics, with optimised embraces economy and 29
  • Ear Yolk sac Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth Phase 2 - Growth Circadian Incubation™ A new feature of single stage incubation By Dr. Marleen Boerjan, director research & development, It has been proven that incubation temperature influences Pas Reform Academy the expression of genes involved in the maturation of body temperature control. Chronic, continuous temperatures that We know that a combination of genetic and environmental are too high or too low negatively affect maturation. factors shape the embryonic body as well as the formation Conversely, short, daily temperature stimuli (Circadian and maturation of functional tissues and organs. While the Incubation™) produce long-lasting effects by training or genetic make-up of the chicken embryo contains basic ‘imprinting’ the thermoregulatory system – and it has been instructions for the development and formation of the body, shown that training the thermoregulatory system during developmental fine-tuning occurs through the interaction of the maturation phase reduces the basic metabolic needs of environmental factors and the expression of genes. the growing chicken. Temperature training induces a lowered body temperature at the thermoneutral zone - and In chicken, embryonic differentiation starts during egg thereby the amount of nutrient required to maintain the formation and continues in the incubator, after a period of chick’s body temperature. cooling and storage of the eggs. At the end of the second week of incubation, the embryo has almost reached its final size and shape. In this phase of development, differential gene expression guides the maturation of physiological control circuits. The maturing embryo is sensitive to environmental stimuli such that physiological control systems can be trained or ‘adapted’, to cope with stressful environments for the long term. From left to right: Mr. Pebri Patekawa, Service and Maintenance Manager and Mr. Deddy Kurnia, President Director, of PT Berdikari Sarana Jaya, with Mr. Bas Kanters, Sales Director Asia of Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies and Mr. Zein Yaldi Saleh, Sales & Marketing Director of PT Berdikari Sarana Jaya.30
  • Amniotic cavity Yolk sac Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Phase 2 - Growth Phase 3 - Maturation Phase 3 - Maturation Circadian Incubation™ in a commercial single-stage setter Figure 1. Average feed conversion Average feed conversion (FC 1500) per flock (35-56 weeks) rates (FC 1500) of broilers from three different breeder flocks. Circadian incubation™ For each flock, four different 1,3900 Control incubation Circadian Incubation™ cycles were performed in a large scale Smart™ delivery 1,3700 1,3500 commercial single stage incubator. For each flock, from Pas Reform for 1,3300 experiments were performed at flock ages 35, 42, 48 and 56 world’s largest 1,3100 respectively. For both Circadian™ poultry breeder inMean FC 1500 1,2900 and Control incubation, the 1,2700 growth and feed consumption of 4560 chicks were followed for Russia 1,2500 35 days. A B C flock Consequently, short daily temperature stimuli have a Advice positive effect on economical parameters, such as hatchability, robustness, final bodyweight and feed –  Optimize hatchery results using Circadian Incubation™ conversion ratios. Temperature stimuli applied during the if single stage incubation practice is routine in your embryonic maturation phase also have a long lasting effect hatchery. Pas Reform has supplied a full range of Smart™ on resistance to heat stress in adult birds. However long –  Ensure accurate climate control in setters, to promote technologies, consultancy, project management and lasting adaptation by Circadian Incubation™ only occurs if optimised temperature uniformity and sufficient cooling training services for Aviagen’s new state-of-the-art parent temperature stimuli are applied during critical, sensitive capacity that the incubation temperature can be reduced stock hatchery in Yasnogorsk, South West Russia. phases of development. In the chicken, this is during the quickly and uniformly at the end of each temperature final days of incubation, and further investigations are being stimulus. The flagship facility, located in the Tula region, is a crucial carried out to define the optimum intensity and length of –  Start Circadian Incubation™ on day 16.5 (2 hr at 100 °F set element of Aviagen’s European strategy and, says Brian temperature stimulations for different egg types. point) and continue through days 17.5 and 18.5 (1 hr at 100 Whittle, President of Aviagen’s European Operations, central °F) of incubation. to the breeding company’s long term commitment to Circadian Incubation™ has already demonstrated positive –  Evaluate the results of Circadian Incubation™ in the growth in the country. effects on hatchability and feed conversion rates in hatchery and on the farm for each batch of eggs commercial hatcheries and broiler farms, although separately. Aviagen’s Yasnogorsk hatchery opened with a launch interaction with breeder farms limits routine application. –  Find the optimum length of temperature stimulation by capacity of 5.5 million day-old female parent stock chicks Figure 1 shows the variability in feed conversion rates in undertaking trials on different batches of eggs of differing per annum – and room for further expansion to 7.5 million chicks hatched from eggs produced by different breeder quality. chicks a year. farms. Future investigations will help to further understand –  Evaluate hatchability, chick quality and farm results after In support of this extensive installation, Pas Reform also the variable responses found in commercial practice. each trial of Circadian Incubation™. delivered comprehensive training for hatchery personnel, as well as a bespoke hatchery management training programme. New Pas Reform Service Yaldi Saleh (Sales & Marketing Agent and Hatchery Specialist, The new Service and Projects specifying maintenance Centre for Indonesian Director), the new Centre will Pas Reform has delivered strong Centre will have the full backing programmes for Pas Reform’s hatcheries provide customers with the full growth in Indonesia’s growing of Pas Reform Academy in The single-stage hatchery back up of a local technical and poultry sector. Netherlands, with customers. In response to continuing specialist team, with access to “We are delighted to be building administration, a fully stocked growth in Indonesia, Pas Reform the full range of spare parts for further on this success with PT. spare parts department and a Mr. Pebri Patekawa joins PT. is launching a new Service and rapid delivery. Berdikari Sarana Jaya, to provide Projects department on site at Berdikari Sarana Jaya in Projects Centre at BSD City in an enhanced, localized level of BSD City. Indonesia, as Service and Jakarta, in cooperation with PT. Mr. Bas Kanters, Pas Reform’s commitment to the Indonesian Maintenance Manager. Berdikari Sarana Jaya. Sales Director Asia, says of the hatchery sector.” The Projects department will Headed by Mr. Deddy Kurnia new Centre: “Working with Mr. provide consultation, advisory (President Director) and Mr. Zein Santad Dentstaporn as our and design services, as well as 31
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