PAO Poltavskaya, a Ukraine-based table egg producer, has commissioned a new 20 million egg per year Smart hatchery from  Pas Reform , with further plans for expansion to 30 million eggs. Pas Reform produces hatchery technology.

As part of the Inter-Agrosystems Group of companies, the PAO Poltavskaya hatchery will be located in Machukhi and joins a large integration that includes parent stock farms, eight commercial layer farms, six feed mills, slaughter houses and a new factory for feed additives, as well as logistics and final product sales.

Pas Reform's project management team has provided planning and technical support, along with the delivery, supervision and commissioning of 12 SmartSet setters, 18 SmartHatch hatchers and a SmartCenter hatchery information system. Тhe installation also includes full hatchery automation, vacuum waste and hatchery climate control systems, with detailed planning for incubation schemes, technological routes, drainage, ventilation, automation and other hatchery utilities.

"This decision was not made lightly," said Poltavskaya director, S.I. Plakhotya. "We chose Smart incubation systems from Pas Reform for many reasons, but especially for a narrow hatch window, and the ability to increase hatchery capacity from 20 to 30 million hatching eggs per year with minimum investment."

Plakhtoya said that PAO Poltavskaya welcomes the ongoing, comprehensive support of Pas Reform in bringing the new hatchery up to peak performance. "Our aim is to increase capacity: to strengthen our existing facilities and capabilities. Our trusted partnership with Pas Reform is a significant contributor to achieving these goals."

"Poltavskaya PF, which also exports 300 million eggs per year, has an exclusive agreement with Lohmann Tierzuht, producing 18 million hatching eggs for its own farms as well as for customers' hatcheries in Ukraine," said Boris Marchenko, Pas Reform's Ukraine representative. 

"The company is making a substantial commitment to future growth and the quality of supply for its growing markets  and Pas Reform is committed to Poltavskaya's success."