Breeding & Hatchery

Bird health and sustainability for a better farm performance

Breeding & Hatchery

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Breeding

The poultry industry breeds chickens destined for both commercial egg and meat production: layers and meat (broiler) chickens. Dutch breeders are amongst the most innovative of the globe. Many of them have in-house experts  to develop high quality genetics for breeding programs to select birds with the best characteristics for egg and meat production. Continuous genetic improvement is the objective of all breeding programs for livestock species. 

Hatchery

Hatchery
Source: HatchTech

The Dutch are forefrontrunners on modern hatchery technologies: advanced incubators, hatchery automation and climate control help poultry farmers realize a better performance. A strong start is half the battle for young animals. Consistent and uniform circumstances during incubation and hatching are therefore required to ensure the growth of strong and healthy birds with an increased body weight, better feed take-up and lower mortality rates. Optimal growth conditions guarantee higher profits.

Laying hens with a good health ensure first quality eggs with a higher yield in order to help egg producers to realize higher returns on their flocks. With today’s stricter focus on meat safety, growing and producing healthy birds for the food industry is vital. Also, the best results with broilers starts in the hatchery. Dutch producers help you to start on the best way.

As part of their objective to minimize costs and maximize profits for their customers, Dutch companies contribute to a better environment by developing sustainable, energy-saving products.

Doing business with Dutch companies is not only buying products but also supporting in using and training the people who has to work with the equipment.