Hubbard Polska, for many years the only primary breeder with GP farms and hatchery in Poland, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a strong position in its local market.
The technical results of the Hubbard Flex and Hubbard F15 breeders and broilers during the past few years have lead to a continuous increase of market share in the Polish market.
Poland has now become one of the largest and most important poultry markets in EU, says Hubbard. Broiler breeder placements have grown from 5 mln in 2003 to nearly 7 mln in 2009; an increase of 40% over the past 6 years. Hubbard says it has grown together with the Polish industry and supplies at least 1 out of 5 broiler breeders placed. The Hubbard sales volume in 2009 has increased 33% against the volume in 2008.
Like most of the Northern European countries, Poland is mainly placing standard-type breeders. However about 4-5% of the market uses dwarf-type breeders, predominantly for cages but also for floor systems.
Hubbard F15 and Hubbard Flex
The Hubbard F15 “Feed saver” is clearly the leader in this segment of the market. On-floor systems the breeder feed consumption per egg or chick produced is about 20% lower for the Hubbard F15 than for any standard-type breeder; a cost saving of about 10 kg of feed per breeder female. The Hubbard F15 broiler is also very well appreciated by the market, states the company, and is often used by integrations producing broilers with a live weight of 1.8-2.2 kg.
Both the Hubbard F15 and the Hubbard Flex breeder show good productivity with a peak of 86-88% (F15) and 84-87% (Flex), good persistency, very good and persistent fertility and hatchability. Under the same conditions the Hubbard Flex achieves on average a cumulative hatchability of 84% at 60 weeks, while the main competitor reaches only a hatchability of 78% and the third player in the market about 81%.
The Hubbard Flex broiler shows can be used for the production of heavier broilers with a live weight of more than 2.5 kg in 40-42 days, or an average daily gain of more than 60 g/day. This broiler also gives a very good carcass yield (76%) and breast meat yield (26%). The breast meat yield is 0.5% higher than the main competitor in the market, reports Hubbard.