New Zealand poultry integrator, Tegel Foods Ltd., has constructed a new broiler hatchery in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Petersime was selected as the supplier of incubators and HVAC equipment via distributor UPEC.

The hatchery has a total yearly setting capacity of 30 million chicken eggs, obtained with 30 BioStreamer™ 12S incubators and 15 BioStreamer™ 4H hatchers. On top of that, some setters and hatchers for turkeys have also been installed.

Tegel Foods is working to bring the average feed conversion ratios of its birds further down from 1.5. One of the methods to achieve this, according to Petersime, is good hatchery management.