The NPC breeder farms are built on several plots of land scattered in different locations in the south of Jordan to provide the hatchery and then the broiler farms with day-one-chicks. The National Poultry Co. has ten breeder farms with an average production of 5-6 million eggs with each flock, and a life cycle of 68-70 weeks.
The farms consist of closed houses that provide full protection and an appropriate environment, and control the breeder’s life across all stages. The controlled environment housing takes into consideration a reliable source of power that operates the electrical ventilation, heating, lighting and feeding equipment at each location. Floors and drainage are designed to facilitate cleaning and effective disinfection. Bio-security roles to minimize the transmission of pathogens are adopted, with effective cleaning procedures.
The 100% grain feed is supplied by the National Poultry feed mill that is produced according to the highest international quality standards.
Eggs are collected manually on clean setter trays; hygienic conditions are maintained through all eggs’ handling procedures, which are sorted according to standard. Storage areas and vehicles used for transportation to hatchery are kept clean at all times. All the transaction of eggs’ handling is controlled by special computerized programs and documentation for the purpose of traceability.
In terms of dimensions, the nest design is built with the best practice in the field that satisfies natural laying behavior and are kept clean, dry and dimly lit.
A strict and comprehensive program for maximum productivity and good health status of parent flocks is applied. The hygiene program includes site cleaning, site bio-security, disposal of dead birds, cleaning of the internal and surrounding areas, and the sanitation of visitors and employees.
HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DISEASE CONTROL AND VACCINATION
Special and suitable vaccination programs are adopted with monitoring for effectiveness.
CRITICAL AGE MANAGEMENT
To meet targeted body-weight of age and good flock uniformity, accurate control of feeding and feed distribution is fully controlled with daily record of feed and water consumption.
All control procedures are managed over 24 hours by a highly qualified team of veterinarians and agricultural engineers.