Nortura Extends Hatchery with Petersime Incubators

NORWAY - Nortura Samvirkekylling is extending one of its two commercial hatcheries with an additional setting capacity with Petersime incubators.
calendar icon 4 December 2014
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Nortura Samvirkekylling, part of Norways’s leading egg and meat supplier, Nortura S.A., is extending one of its two commercial hatcheries with an additional setting capacity of 22.5 million eggs with with Petersime BioStreamer™ incubators.

After the extension, the hatchery’s total production capacity will reach 66 million day-old chicks. This will be achieved with Petersime BioStreamer setters and hatchers, which have all been equipped with the latest Embryo-Response Incubation™ technologies.

When selecting the equipment, the choice for BioStreamer incubators was made very quickly.

Espen Sørlie, Commercial Hatcheries Manager at Nortura Samvirkekylling, explained: “BioStreamer setters and hatchers provide the best hatchability rates available in the market today. In addition, we can always count on Petersime’s service team for any questions or problems.”

The investment will amount to €9.4 million and was necessary to meet the growing market demand. Projected end date is the summer of 2015.

Nortura Samvirkekylling also owns a parent stock hatchery with a yearly capacity of 700,000 Ross 308 eggs.

Nortura S.A. is organised as a cooperative group, owned by 18,000 Norwegian egg and meat farmers. With its 28 industry locations spread all over Norway, 5,600 employees and €2.5 billion turnover, it is the country’s leading supplier of meat and eggs. The company sells its meat under the brand names 'Prior' and 'Gilde'.

Espen Sorlie (left; Commercial Hatcheries Manager) and John Gullord (Technical Manager) with a newly installed Petersime BioStreamer setter
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