THREATS Threats are always there in poultry-oriented firms so K&N’s keeps an eye on new competitors in dealing with different products related to chicken and poultry. At present the only threat is the diseases spread amongst broiler chickens which can be prevented by establishing medic control at breeding premises of company.
K & N’s BUSINESS PROCESSES & PRACTICES BUSINESS PROCESSES & PRACTICES Poultry Breeding K&N’s maintains layer and broiler parent stock populations in different regions of Pakistan. Layer parent stock farms are located in the south and broiler parents are bred in the colder mountainous northern region. Both types of parents are housed at isolated breeder farms. K&N’s operates several strategically located hatcheries covering all day-old chick markets to ensure delivery of high-quality layer and broiler day-old chick to commercial farmers throughout Pakistan Strict bio-security measures are taken at all farms to reduce the risk of disease transmission through mechanically and physically transferred disease causative agents. Careful attention is paid to bird health, vaccination, weightiest and selection to maintain healthy and uniform breeding flocks Hatching All hatcheries are equipped with most modern cooling, heating and humidification systems to provide a uniform and consistent hatchery environment independent of varying outdoor we at her conditions. Incubators from world-renowned manufacturers are installed at all hatcheries and their performance data is recorded and monitored by a computerized incubation monitoring system. Upon arrival from breeder farms, hatching-eggs are candled at all hatcheries to remove eggs, which may have cracked during transit. Sanitation and hygiene is enhanced by mechanically transferring eggs from one type of tray onto another until chicks are harvested from hatchers. Maximum care is exercised while handling, reconstituting and administering vaccines using proper techniques and modern equipment. To ensure chicks get off to the healthiest start from viral diseases, they receive inject able and spray vaccinations at the hatchery. Broiler Growing
In addition to supplying day-old chicks to farmers, K&N’s is also engaged in broiler growing at company owned farms to produce broilers for our poultry processing plant. Under the watch full eye of our own poultry nutrition, health and housing specialists, they grow-up in large, clean and airy houses equipped with state-of-the-art heating, cooling and ventilation equipment. The chickens freely strut around, breathe fresh air, eat at will and drink fresh, cool and pure water. We really mean pure water as our chickens do not drink water from troughs, which can lead to water contamination Feed Milling To ensure consistent performance with high standards, our chickens really live on a healthy and well balanced diet. It is based on: natural grain products such as corn, corn gluten, rice and wheat; oil seed meals such as soybean, canola and sunflower; fish; oyster shells supple minted with multi-vitamins and minerals. Feed is always tested by our quality assurance lab to ensure it
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