March 4, 2013
Ukraine's Ovostar Union to boost egg production in 2013
In 2013, Ukraine's leading producer of eggs and egg products Ovostar Union, plans to increase egg production by 25-39%.
According to the forecast of the company, the production of dry egg products will increase by 25.5-38.7% - up to 1.9-2.1 tonnes, while the production of liquid egg production should rise by 12.9-18.7% - up to 5.8-6.1 tonnes.
The company predicts that the poultry stock in 2013 will amount to 5.4-5.7 million head, which is 28-36% higher than in 2012. At the same time the population of laying hens will rise to 4.1-4.4 million from 3.1 million last year.
The company notes that its investment programme for the second half of 2012 and all of 2013 is implemented in accordance with the schedule. The investment programme, in particular, provides the construction of a number of poultry houses that will be able to hold 1.5 million laying hens, to increase the egg sorting capacity - up to 400,000 eggs per hour and to boost grain storage facilities up to 29,000 tonnes.
Also in 2013 Ovostar Union plans to double the capacity of the slaughterhouse (up to 4,000 heads per hour), to introduce 460,000 new hatching places, and to increase the capacity for the production of animal feed up to 56 tonnes per hour.