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on November 25, 2014

Ak Bars hatchery project progressing in Tatarstan

When completed, hatchery will reach a setting capacity of 39 million eggs annually

The Tatarstanian Poultry Farming Complex Ak Bars, part of the poultry farming unit of Ak Bars Holding Company, is progressing with the second and final phase of the construction of a brand new hatchery located in Lenino-Kokushkino village, Tatarstan. When finished, the hatchery will reach a setting capacity of 39 million eggs per year.

The project was launched in June 2013 and is part of Ak Bars’ strategy to vertically integrate the poultry production chain. This will allow them to provide affordable, quality products in the Republic of Tatarstan.

After an extensive comparison between potential suppliers, Ak Bars selected Petersime exclusive agent Hartmann Lebensmitteltechnik GmbH to deliver the equipment for the hatchery. The hatchery will use BioStreamer setters and hatchers, complete with Embryo-Response Incubation technologies. Petersime and Hartmann also supplied the automation and HVAC equipment. Hartmann organized the delivery, installation, and commissioning of the equipment, as well as the staff training.

Together with poultry plant Kazanskaya OJSC and Agrofirm Ak Bars-Pestretsy OJSC, Poultry Farming Complex Ak Bars Ltd. is part of the poultry farming unit of Ak Bars Holding company. The joint unit is ranked among the leading regional poultry producers and accounts for nearly one third of the total poultry meat production in the Republic of Tatarstan. The total annual average broiler stock of the three poultry plants together amounts to about 2 million broilers.

The name Ak Bars is derived from the official symbol of Tatarstan and literally means snow leopard.
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