Cobb opens new hatchery in China for US$35mn

cobbchinahatcheryAn aerial view of the Cobb hatchery in Hubei province, Shanghai. (Image source: Cobb)Cobb has inaugurated a new US$35mn hatchery in China’s Hubei province, which is replete with state-of-the-art facilities and biosecurity measures for optimum production 

Cobb senior vice-president Roy Mutimer stated that the production facility in China is part of the company’s expansion plans in Asia. 

According to Cobb project director Dave Juenger, the new production facility is a game changer in the Chinese market, for it is a high-end biosecurity facility that’s committed to producing mycoplasma-free breeding. 

The complex has begun the first placement of the grandparent stock and aims to supply five million Cobb500 parents annually. 

Cobb general manager for Asia Pacific Pelayo Casanovas said, “Our goal is to add value to our products and to help improve the Chinese broiler industry through our commitment to delivering the best genetics combined with the best quality. This means freedom from both mycoplasma synoviae (MS) and mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) as well as salmonella, and protection from disease for our customers.”

Additionally, the technical services team at Cobb will provide customers expert advice covering aspects such as house preparation, breeder and broiler management – all of which will help maximise genetic potential. 

 

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