Al-Kafeel Hatcheries project has produced more than 19 million chickens to support the local product and develop livestock in Iraq, including increasing the production of poultry used for food or rearing for the purpose of producing table eggs.
The al-Kafeel hatcheries project is one of the projects of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine that produces chickens, having a large part of the responsibility for the growth of the poultry industry.
Increasing the quality of the poultry product is what the project is working on, as well as working to increase productivity, which has reached more than 19 million breeds of chicken, which are abundant in production and appropriate to the Iraqi atmosphere, to support the local product.
The project, as indicated by its supervisor, Engineer Muhannad Hassan Hamid, to the al-Kafeel Network, aims to:
- Contributes to supporting the local product.
- Supplying poultry farmers (eggs and meat) with strains of high productivity in terms of weight and type, and suitable for Iraqi conditions.
- Contributing to the employment of the workforce.
- Introducing modern and advanced technologies in this field.
- Contributing to the development of livestock development in Iraq.
- Sources of chicks are healthy and subject to laboratory examination before and after hatching.
He added: "The project currently has a production capacity of more than (19 million) chicks, and it is hoped that they will reach (24 million) chicks."
He also stressed: "The hatchery project is the first nucleus of a large project that will include in the future, chick-pod halls, a feed factory, and a butchery, to create a state of optimal integration in this field."
Noting: "The hatchery was established in 2016 and contains an isolated building equipped with the latest heating and cooling equipment, egg receiving and sorting halls, an egg storage warehouse equipped with modern egg turners, incubation machines, and hatcheries, as well as a dedicated space equipped for vaccination and a cages' sink."