Agrotop to Join Agrited in Building Large-Scale Breeding Farm in Nigeria
The new Blue Plains Farm is the fourth joint project for the two companies.
Ibadan, Nigeria, March 5, 2019 – Agrotop, a leading global player in livestock turnkey projects, has won a contract for the building of a large-scale pullet and breeding farm for Agrited, Nigeria’s leading supplier of poultry products.
The newly built Blue Plains Farm is located some 40 kilometers north of Ibadan next to Fiditi town, Oyo State. The breeding farm is built on 112 hectares of bushland.
Blue Plains farm will accommodate six environmental control (EC) breeder pullet houses, 12 EC producing breeder houses, three male houses, a state-of-the-art super-modern hatchery with a hatching capacity of more than 2 million eggs at any given time, a modern EC chicks dispatch house and 7 hectares of logistic village.
Agrotop has already completed the building of two EC pullet houses accommodating about 23,000 Ross 308 pullets. To complete the first phase of the development, the company will build another four EC breeder houses, a latest technology professional hatchery with a Pasreform hatching system and a chicks’ dispatch house.
This is the fourth poultry breeding farm built by Agrotop for Agrited. The previous ones include:
- White Plains – breeding farm with 33,000 heavy breeders, 18,000 light breeders, a combined Emka and Pasreform hatchery with a hatching capacity of 1,632,000 eggs, fully equipped Premix production line with quality control laboratory, feed mill, large capacity grains and feed ingredients storage, and vaccines and medications cold storage facilities.
- Green Plains – pullets farm with a capacity of 57,000 pullets PS birds and a 1,200 m2 grains and equipment storage warehouse.
- Silver Plains – breeding farm with capacity for 66,000 heavy breeders, 20,000 pullets and 1,200 m2 grains and animal feed storage.
“We take great pride in our partnership with Agrited and view the fact that it is consistently working with us as a great compliment,” said Gavriel Pelleg, Agrotop’s CMO and founding partner. “Agrited has set new norms in the Nigerian poultry market, offering high quality chicken that meets the highest international standards.”
“Agrotop is a natural partner for an African and international leading poultry breeder such as Agrited Nigeria,” said Chaim Zach, Managing Director of Agrited. “After years of experience, we can easily state that Agrotop is an undisputed leader in the design and engineering of livestock concepts.”
Agrotop has also completed other projects for Agrited in Nigeria, e.g., the Yola Project in north Nigerian. This greenfield integration project includes a hatchery and houses for broiler pullets PS, broiler breeders, layer-breeder pullets and layer breeders, as well as commercial layer pullets and commercial layers.
Agrotop also built for Amo Farms eight EC poultry houses and a slaughterhouse which runs a semi-automated line with the capability of 1,000 birds per hour and adheres to the highest European food industry standards. Its plug-in cooling units allow reliable and easy maintenance of cold storage.