Chi Farms Expands Hatchery Production
Chi Farms Limited is concluding the expansion of its hatchery production capacity located at Ajanla Farms, Ibadan.
A statement from the company said the hatchery is currently being expanded from 36 million day-old-chicks per year to 44 million day-old-chicks yearly.
The Business Head, Poultry Marketing and Sales, Chi Farms, Dr. Ananda Raj, stated that the expansion was necessary to meet increasing production demands of day-old-chicks across the country.
“Expanding our operations will enable us have better control, supervision and most importantly sustain our quality standards while we meet the continuously growing demands from customers,” he said.
The statement also noted that the expansion project which began in June 2020, was projected to be completed and inaugurated by August, 2021.
The Managing Director, Chi Farms, Dr. Tunji Olaitan, stated that there are plans for further expansions in the future.
According to him, “By next year, we will have additional compliment of 8 setters, thus increasing the operational capacity from 44 million Day-old- chicks per year to 52 million chicks. This is to respond adequately not only in terms of Day-old-chick volume but also delivering premium quality offerings to the Nigerian poultry industry.”
The statement revealed that these strategic investments would ensure that Chi Farms remains the market leader with premium quality products and pacesetting in new technologies integration in the industry.
It “Some of the innovations in the pipeline for Chi Farms include infrared break treatment machine (PSP), which offers stress-free and precision de-beaking options with real time value add. In addition, they are accelerating housing modification projects and conversion of naturally ventilated poultry houses to environmentally controlled houses. This consistent investment in expansion projects geared at improving their business processes lays credence to their slogan: Exceeding your quality expectations.”