Aviagen has delivered its first batch of Parent Stock chicks from its recently opened Russian hatchery.

The US$10 million Yasnogorsk hatchery, which opened in July, was built to provide a local supply of chicks to Aviagen's area customers. "We are committed to being closer to our customers not only in terms of technical support but also in terms of the strategic location of our facilities," said Sales Manager Eduard Taktarov. "Our investment in the Yasnogorsk hatchery has resulted in an even better service for our customers."