Table eggs, an integrated approach
HVA International has a long-standing experience in developing and advising integrated table egg projects. Our involvement in operational management is always charged with achieving guaranteed production targets. HVA International’s result-oriented approach is based on training and knowledge transfer. This results in highly successful modern poultry production projects. For a successful table egg project the quality of the Point of Lay pullets is crucial. Managing the rearing properly, including the animal health care, vaccinations and achieving the desired final liveweight and development, are essential for a success at the layers section. HVA International knows what is required and will support the Client in every aspect of the rearing.
Controlling the whole process
An integrated layer operation demands excellent nutritional support as well as good husbandry knowledge to secure a high peak production and sustaining this peak as long as possible. Whether the housing is in cages or in an open aviary system with several levels, the management should be designed to meet the highest production targets and opt for a low cost price. HVA International has the required experience to support the Client from the initial planning up to the operational management. Handling of table eggs including packaging for the local market, demands skills and knowledge. Managing a packing station is therefore always an integrated part of HVA’s total management support. For HVA International training, knowledge transfer and setting proper standards are three key elements to come to the realisation of a successful and profitable project.
Poultry Meat production
HVA International has a long-standing experience in developing and advising integrated poultry projects. Our involvement in operational management is always charged with achieving guaranteed production targets. HVA International’s result-oriented approach is based on training and knowledge transfer, resulting in highly successful modern poultry production and processing projects. Integrated poultry meat projects provide many countries with a secured production of large quantities of poultry meat at competitive prices. HVA International developed, established and managed a number of these integrated poultry projects successfully. From Grand-Parent units up to marketing the fresh or frozen broiler carcasses or parts, HVA has the experience to support the Client in all these aspects.
The entire production chain
An integrated project demands knowledge of the entire production chain and the ability to manage the complete project. In the various sections of the project the production systems are different and this demands a knowledgeable and experienced company that can provide not only broiler breeder skills but also specialized hatchery or processing plant knowledge. Animal nutrition, raw material sourcing and producing the right quality concentrate feeds are very important for the cost price of the produced carcasses. HVA International has the ability to combine all these required expertise. We have managed integrated poultry meat projects with an annual output from a few million to over 20 million broilers per year.
HVA International places special attention on establishing good bio-security and animal health programs. Training and setting the right standards are essential aspects of the HVA approach to the start-up management. In this way HVA International supports the Client to achieve a sustainable profitable project.
Quality dairy production
High quality milk is an essential food for human beings all over the world. HVA International has built up a long-standing experience in the dairy production chain from the production of roughages to the processing of the raw milk. The production can take place on large integrated farms or on smallholder farms. HVA International has supported clients with developing projects concepts, preparing complete business plans, supervising the establishment and training to project staff.
Medium and large scale projects
One of HVA International’s main fields of experience is in medium and large scale integrated dairy farms, combining production of roughage and concentrate feeds, animal production and on-farm processing. Creating such mainly self-supporting units have proven very successful to achieve sustainable dairy development in countries with under-developed dairy production chains. Special attention is given to produce a year-round supply of good quality roughages and to prepare feeding rations according to the dairy animals’ requirements including where appropriate, Total Mixed Ration (TMR) feeding. This integrated approach to livestock feeding systems is the basis for a sustained high animal production and herd fertility.
Production and processing
Marketing of the raw milk produced is a vital aspect of dairy farming. Large farms will transport their raw milk by tanker to the processing plant. HVA International has also ample experience in the management of milk collection schemes from smallholder dairy farmers including milk quality control and milk payment system. In most instances dairy extension is a vital part of these projects.
HVA International’s ability to provide integrated solutions for improving production and organising the supply of good quality milk to the factory is well appreciated by clients in both the private and public sector. In this way HVA International has helped many clients in Asia and Africa with their projects from the concept to the implementation. Knowledge transfer is always a key focus point, therefore training of the project staff is essential.
HVA has more than a century of accumulated experience in worldwide agricultural and agro-industrial development. Building on its experience and expertise in developing and managing its own integrated tea, sugar, oil palm, rubber, cassava and natural fibre operations, HVA International was established as a full-service consultancy and management firm in 1959. Since then HVA International has diversified its activities into other crops and sub-sectors such as dairy and poultry production, providing its services to a wide range of projects for private clients, government and parastatal organisations or funded by international development agencies.
HVA International specialises in providing technical assistance, consultancy services and management for projects in the following sectors:
Many projects executed by HVA International are integrated, including primary production and processing. An overview of HVA International’s capabilities in these sectors is presented below:
Farm advisory and support services
• Applied field research and extension
• Outgrower schemes of integrated agro-industrial projects
• Milk collection schemes
• Artificial insemination services
• Input supply and rural credit
• Medium scale market-oriented crop and livestock production
• Commercial farming (dairy, beef fattening, mixed farming, field crops)
Integrated agro-industrial projects
• Sugar, tea, oil palm, vegetable oil
• Dairy, poultry, feed mills
• Privatisation and restructuring
HVA International is specialised in full-service implementation and management of projects in the agricultural, livestock and agro & food processing sectors.
HVA provided Livestock consultancy for the development of a crossbreeding and dairy extension project in Nigeria. The local milk production can best be stimulated through the higher milk production of crossbreds dairy cows. The project will produce these F1 crossbreds (Holstein Friesian x Bunaji) and train the farmers on the management, fodder production and feeding of these animals. The produced milk will be collected and processed.