HatchTech and the Canadian-based poultry cooperative Synergy Agri Group Inc. signed an agreement for the delivery of a complete new hatchery facility that will be equipped with HatchCare. The agreement was announced at the 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).
HatchCare is an incubator that offers newly hatched chicks immediate access to feed and water. With the agreement, Synergy Agri Group will be the first company in North America to install HatchCare in a hatchery.
"With HatchCare, we know that the hatched chicks will be immediately supplied with the basic necessities of life -- feed and water," said Ron Testroete, director, Synergy Agri Group Inc. "This results in a lower mortality rate and decreased need for antibiotics and other medicine throughout the life of the chicks.”