Press Releases

November, 2009

Skylark Hatcheries in India Chooses for Hubbard F15 Grand Parents

Picture (from right to left): Mr. Jagbir Singh, Managing Director of Skylark Group, awards Mr. Kapil Manwal, Technical manager of Hubbard, for his excellent contribution to the “North zone Broiler Breeders Association” meeting in India held in September 2009.

India – Hubbard is very pleased to announce that Skylark Hatcheries has decided to move to Grand Parent stock level by the beginning of 2010. Based on its very good results in the field, Skylark will use the Hubbard F15 Grand Parents for this new operation.

Mr. Jagbir Singh, MD of Skylark Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd., was the first believer in the potential of the Hubbard F15 for the Indian market when they placed the first Hubbard F15 parent stock flocks in 2003. During a recent meeting of the “North zone Broiler Breeders Association in India”, Mr. Singh explained how the Hubbard F15 contributes to the efficiency and profitability of his company.

The Hubbard F15 breeder female is a “mini-type” breeder and is well recognised for its feed-saving characteristic: it can save up to 120 grams of breeder feed per chick (or 14.5 kg of feed per breeder female). With the ongoing increase in feed cost in India, it is with no doubt a key factor in the profitability of a breeder operation. A recent economic analysis for the Indian market shows that the Hubbard F15 breeder can save about 1.60 INR per chick against the cost of a chick produced by a standard breeder. This equates to 2,240,000 INR (48,500 USD) for every 10,000 breeder females placed. This figure, together with the good balanced breeder and broiler performances, explains why the response from the Indian market is so good. Since the launch of the Hubbard F15 about 6 years ago, many poultry companies around the world have started to use it with great success.

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