Early October 2010 the group “Isabalt/Baltisa”, exclusive Hubbard distributor for Russia/CIS, held their annual customer seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia.
Year after year this seminar has become the most appreciated private event for the Russian broiler industry. This year more than 50% of the Russian integrations, as well as top managers from the neighbouring countries Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Lithuania and Belarus took the chance to attend the seminar in Tunisia. About 170 persons came over for the 5-days seminar highlighting the technical and economical evolution of the ongoing fast growing Russian market. The Russian poultry industry is now maturing very quickly, as Russia aims for self-sufficiency in poultry meat production much earlier than previously expected.
The opening speech of Dr. Karma, director of the Tunisian association of poultry producers and processors “GIPAC”, gave a very good impression about the organisation of the Tunisian poultry industry and the way they cope with the very seasonal demand of poultry meat and eggs due to the tourist season and Ramadan. Paul van Boekholt, Global Marketing Director Hubbard, presented the results of Hubbard being a member of Groupe Grimaud for 5 years. In this period Groupe Grimaud has tripled its annual turnover.
Jean-Francois Hamon, Business Director Hubbard, showed the increased sales of the Hubbard F15 breeding stock in his area, including France and Northern Africa. Like in Russia, Hubbard is the leader in all these markets where the “Feedsaver”-concept of the Hubbard F15 is well recognised. Other countries around the world also show an increased interest in the Hubbard F15.
The technical lectures during the following days addressed many important topics on the management of breeders and broilers. At the end the Seminar clearly showed that the long-term trend of more expensive feed makes the “Feedsaver”-concept of the Hubbard F15 even more interesting to help to keep the cost of production down. Field data of hundreds of millions of broilers from the major companies in Russia/CIS confirm that the Hubbard F15 broiler achieves excellent results in terms of FCR, liveability and carcass quality. This results not only in significant cost savings per kg of final product, but also the highest productivity per m2 of breeder and broiler house.