Cherkizovo: New bird houses at the poultry breeding facility
Cherkizovo Group, Russia's leading integrated and diversified meat producer has opened new bird houses at the poultry breeding facility in its Penza cluster.
As part of the capacity increase project 21 additional bird houses at the poultry breeding facility “Vostochnaya” were built. Previously, this facility consisted of 4 bird houses with a capacity of 246 000 broilers, but with the new bird houses, this will increase to 1 million heads. All the bird houses use state-of-the-art equipment in line with the most cutting edge technology.
The total investment in constructing the additional bird houses at the facility is approximately US $18 million (530 million roubles).
At the end of 2011, Cherkizovo launched the largest incubation facility in Russia at the Penza cluster, with an annual capacity of 105 million eggs and a modern slaughtering facility for 8,000 heads an hour. The building of a 300,000 tonne fodder plant is currently underway.
In 2011, the production capacity of the Penza cluster was approximately 83 000 tonnes of live weight poultry meat. After the whole capacity increase project is completed in 2013, this number will rise to 140 000 tonnes.
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