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Ross Africa to double grandparent hatchery capacity in Zambia

Royal Pas Reform and the Academy team have enjoyed the company and participation of a host of breeder farm and hatchery managers from across the African continent, during three hatchery managers courses held in 2015, 2017 and 2019

breeding farmThe hatchery was installed with Royal Pas Reform technologies. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

It was hosted by Ross Africa at its Chianda broiler hatchery near Lusaka.

Seven years after the opening of Ross Africa’s grandparent hatchery in Mazabuka Zambia, the growth in the Southern and Central African poultry sector has justified the investment to double its capacity. The hatchery was installed with Royal Pas Reform technologies.

Ross Africa has now chosen to work with Royal Pas Reform again for this second-phase project, which will increase hatchery production to up to 2-million-day-old chicks per week. The expansion will include an additional 6 x SmartSetPro 1 and 3 x SmartSetPro 2 Setters in the expanded facility. This configuration is most suitable for the production of the AB male and CD female lines.

Colin Lindsay, managing director of Ross Zambia, commented: We were very pleased with the performance of Royal Pas Reform’s first installation of its state-of-the-art technologies at Mazabuka in 2014. So, it was a natural choice for us to work with them again as we expand our enterprise further and continue with our commitment to expansion in the region.”

In addition, a completely new climate control system for both the expansion and existing hatchery buildings will be included in the engineering project. The climate control system will include the SmartView monitoring system, enabling the hatchery staff to monitor both the parameters of the incubators and the total HVAC system.


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