Newly-formed Inoza Development Corp., sister company of Bounty Fresh Foods, Inc. (BFFI), one of the largest poultry producers in the country, is investing a combined 583.9 million pesos (PHP) for two integrated poultry projects – toll hatching of broiler chicks in Barangay Pada-pada, Gerona, Tarlac and toll production of broiler chicken in Barrio San Pedro, Bamban, Tarlac.
Malaya Business Insight reports that Inoza's toll hatching and broiler chicken production will cater exclusively to BFFI, also one of the biggest suppliers of fresh chicken to various local institutional food and restaurant companies as well as leading supermarkets.
Inoza's proposed hatchery facility will employ a single stage incubation system instead of the traditional multi-stage incubation. It will be made up of 20 state-of-the-art setting machines with a capacity of hatching 115,200 each or 2.3 million eggs for one hatching cycle of 21 days or up to 40 million day-old-chicks annually.
The all-in-all-out hatching system aims to achieve uniformity in egg hatching and ease in facility cleaning, sanitation and disinfection immediately after the 21-day hatching period.
The temperature, humidity and ventilation are digitally controlled and contingent on the specific requirements of hatching stages.
The first project is a PHP231-million facility and is expected to employ 57 personnel. It is scheduled to commence operation in January 2011.
The second, costing PHP352.5 million, will employ 25 personnel when commercial operation starts in February 2011.
According to Malaya Business Insight, the second Inoza project, the broiler growing facility, will be known as the Blueberry Farm since the firm claims it will be one of the most cutting edge facilities of its kind. It will be made up of 20 buildings each with a capacity of producing 45,000 broilers per building and per growing cycle of just 30 to 32 days or up to 6.3 million birds annually. It will also be fully mechanical and computerised wherein the broiler chicks are expected to grow faster than the traditional open-sided growing of broiler chicks of 45 days. The capacity per square metre would be doubled from the usual average of 10 to 20 birds and it will make use of cool cell technologies to control the temperature inside the buildings.
Source: newsroom - meattradenewsdaily.co.uk
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