POULTRY NEWS

HUBBARD INVESTS EXTRA $20 MILLION IN BROILER BREEDER R&D

The project includes the construction of several new R&D farms, including a state-of the-art feed conversion farm and the “Centennial Farm”, a new grow-out farm. “We plan on implementing some of the latest technologies in terms of feed conversion and meat yields,” explained Barnes. The use of “life feed conversion” (LFCR) technology will focus on further optimizing the genetic traits. Also, evaluate meat quality in the meat laboratory.

An existing R&D grow-out farm, R&D hatchery and lay farm will be renovated, as a part of the retrofit project, new incubation, hatchery, ventilation, lighting and equipment technology will be installed. “Work on the project will begin immediately, with completion scheduled for mid-2022.