Hy-Line begins sales in Kyrgyzstan

04-03-2010 | | |

The poultry industry in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan flourished during the years of soviet rule, but after the country’s independence in 1991, economic hardship followed and the poultry industry in Kyrgyzstan became practically non-existent, reports Hy-Line.

In 1998, a group of entrepreneurs sought out to revive the poultry industry in Kyrgyzstan and established a poultry breeding center known as “Three T”. In the following 9 years, under the direction of Vladimir Melnikov, “Three T” achieved market share throughout the region delivering day-old chicks and hatching eggs throughout Kyrgyzstan, and exporting to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. During this period of growth, they also modernised their facilities and now have well-equipped facilities for rearing and laying parent stock and is also a commercial production center.

In 2006 “Three T” became interested in expanding their market share throughout the region and looked to Hy-Line International for support. During the next 3 years, “Three T” representatives learned more about Hy-Line genetics by visiting Hy-Line production centers in the UK and the US and attending the Hy-Line International technical service school in June 2009. During that same year, “Three T” signed an exclusive distributorship agreement to sell Hy-Line varieties in Kyrgyzstan.

“Hy-Line International is a company that is able to bring “Three T” to the highest level in the industry. By delivering Hy-Line chicks to our customers we will provide not only superior quality chicks, but also excellent technical support that will assist in the high economic profits of Hy-Line birds, said Tymofey Kavun, owner and general director of “Three T”.

The first shipment of Hy-Line Brown parent stock was delivered from Hy-Line production facilities in the UK in August 2009. In March, “Three T” will begin selling more than 1 mln commercial chicks throughout the region, with plans to increase their production in the near future.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist