Kazakhstan imports 30,000 elite Dutch chicks

19-06-2012 | | |
Kazakhstan imports 30,000 elite Dutch chicks

Almost 30,000 elite Dutch chicks have been delivered to poultry complex KazRos-Broiler in Kazakhstan making it the largest air shipment in the history of the country’s poultry industry.

The birds have passed through the special disinfection process to exclude the possibility of contamination form other stock and will be held under quarantine for one month.

According to Yuri Proskuryakov, general director of KazRos-Broiler the buying of foreign breeding poultry to create a cross-breed is the only way to improve the gene pool of the country’s poultry. With the purchase of the Dutch chicks the company aims to offer local consumers a high-quality poultry meat, which is currently in sharp decline in Kazakhstan.

The cost of the project is 9.128 mln tenge (US$ 61,200) and was made possible through the Kazakhstan post-crisis program recently adopted by the government to support the economy. About 54% of all anti-crisis funds or 800 million tenge (US 5.36 mln) will be divided among the major agricultural organisations in the country. The largest poultry producer in the country, KazRos-Broiler, received a significant portion of this amount.

Poultry complex KazRos-Broiler, founded in 2004, has 1,606,000 heads, of which 120,000 are laying hens. The complex produces 60,000 eggs per day and about 80% of these are for incubation. The slaughter-plant produces 5,000 tonnes of poultry meat per month. The company is one of the major producers of Kazakhstan.

Vladislav Vorotnikov Eastern European correspondent