A delegation of Russian poultry integrations recently visited the facilities of Hubbard in France. They were accompanied by the management of BALTISA, the exclusive distributor of Hubbard for the CIS-countries and Baltic States.
During the event, the group was updated on the recent developments on R&D and breeder and broiler management of the Hubbard F15, the product which is the market leader in Russia for already more than a decade.
Yves Jego, Hubbard R&D Director, presented the key points in the selection program for the Hubbard F15: FCR, robustness and total meat yield. Based on what is already in the pipeline he foresees an annual improvement of the Hubbard F15 in the field of: +1 egg/HH, +50g live weight, -2.3 points FCR and +0.26% breast meat yield. This is also being confirmed by the actual field results in Russia and other Hubbard F15 customers around the world.
Nicolas Neyra, Hubbard Regional Manager CIS & Baltic States, explained that 1 pure line female in the R&D program produces through its progeny nearly 20 million kg of broiler live weight. This shows the importance of the R&D for the whole industry. Of similar importance is the sanitary quality of the breeding stock supplied to the market. The group visited also a Hubbard F15 GP production site, where strict bio-security rules are applied: all-in-all-out system, completely fenced area, high level sanitary rules for vehicles and personnel and filtered air with positive pressure (FAPP) ventilation.
At the end of the trip, delegates visited a breeder farm with Hubbard parent stock. This showed a farming model typical for Brittany, France. The full automation of feeding, egg collection, selection and treatment of the eggs has allowed very efficient farm management.