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on January 20, 2015

NatureForm Hatchery Technologies system selected

House of Raeford SmartPro hatchery to open in South Carolina

House of Raeford, one of the nation’s top 10 largest chicken processors, has announced that affiliate Columbia Farms will build a US$16 million broiler hatchery with SmartPro incubation systems in the Batesburg-Leesville area of South Carolina.

The hatchery will be equipped with SmartPro setters and hatchers, a complete HVAC system and an entire range of hatchery automation systems. The hatchery will employ around 20 staff to produce about a million birds a week on four hatch days. Construction is expected to take up to 18 months.

The quality of the day-old chicks compelled Columbia Farms to select Pas Reform’s SmartPro system from NatureForm Hatchery Technologies for the hatchery.

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