September 7, 2015


Cobb-Vantress invests US$15 million to expand grandparent farms in Brazil




Under a two-year expansion work in Brazil, Cobb-Vantress is investing US$15 million which will help in remodeling Cobb great grandparent and grandparent farms, an effort that could boost production and hatchery capacities by 23% and 10%, respectively.


The sites, two great grandparent farms in Paulo de Faria (São Paulo) and Itapagipe (Minas Gerais), will be revamped with higher housing capacity that will accommodate the Male MX line. Additional rooms are also introduced into support hatcheries, thus facilitating increased flexibility in hatching dates and quantities.


For the Itapagipe site, production has been doubled to an increased capacity of two million breeders yearly.


The latest expansion will improve facilities and bird welfare as well as production and hatching rates, said Idir Savoldi, Cobb Vantress' production manager. Thus, modern environment controls have been installed to provide more responsive and precise adjustments to ensure bird comfort, along with the fitting of minimum ventilation and CO2 control devices.


Cobb's grandparent farms in Guapiaçu (São Paulo), Palestina (São Paulo) and Água Clara (MatoGrosso do Sol) are also under renovations. In Guapiacu, the hatchery had been augmented with more than 1,200 square meters of floor space and an environment control system.

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