In response to continuing growth, Aviagen-owned Ross Breeders Anadolu plans to step up its domestic production of parent stock chicks with the commissioning of a new Smart single-stage grandparent stock hatchery from Pas Reform.

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Located at Elmadag, Turkey, the new hatchery will include SmartSet setters, SmartHatch hatchers and a SmartCenter hatchery information system, with automated egg receiving, egg transfer and chick handling and a hatchery climate control system that incorporates energy-saving heat recovery systems. The completion of the new hatchery will more than double annual production for Ross Breeders Anadolu's domestic market, bringing total capacity to 13 million day-old breeder chicks each year.