Dekalb layer breeder producer Serfontein Kuikens has decided to extend its collaboration with Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, with the expansion of hatchery operations at Potchefstroom, to meet growing demand for the Dekalb Amber Link breed in South Africa.


Serfontein Kuikens’ hatchery expansion will occur in two phases. The first, coming into operation by the end of November, will include three SmartSet 115 Setters with one SmartSet 38 and six SmartHatch Hatchers. In the second phase, two further SmartSet 115 Setters will be added, bringing the hatchery’s total capacity to 8.8 million pullets per annum.