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Venky's (India) Ltd  

Yummy chicken Western Hatcheries Limited (WHL) presently Venky's (India) Ltd (VIL) was incorporated in 1971. A member of the Venkateswara Hatcheries group, the company is into poultry breeding, producing eggs and hatching layer and broiler chicks.

WHL also processes, markets and sells ready-to-cook chicken, fast food, items of poultry meal and other ingredients. Its hatcheries are at Pune, Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Hosur, Tamilnadu. The company also has a modern diagnostic and research center at Pune.

VIL is the only company in Asia manufacturing SPF eggs and is one among the six producers of SPF eggs in the world. It sells these eggs to vaccine manufacturers, bio-medical research institutes and universities.

Chicken nuggetsSince 1983, WHL also produces specific pathogen-free eggs (SPF) (cap: 500,000), with technology from Spafas, US. WHL entered the capital market in May '89 with an issue of 14% PCDs to part-finance its expansion-cum-diversification program of setting up a central grower farm at Pune, animal health products division at Ambala, Haryana, broiler breeder farm at Dehradun, and also expansion of SPF eggs production facilities.

In 1992-93, the company commissioned the central grower farm, animal health products division, broiler breeder farms were commissioned and the expansion SPF eggs production capacity was also completed.

In 1995-96, the company completed the expansion of its poultry business at Samalkha and Ambala, both in Haryana, whereas expansion at Bhigwan, Maharashtra, is under implementation. WHL's pathogen-free eggs division is under implementation. The company is identifying the source of funds of these divisions.

Spicy chicken During 1996-97, the VH Group to which the company belongs has undertaken export of broiler hatching eggs in a major way, thus helping in stabilizing the domestic prices. During the year 1997-98, the company increased the installed capacity of its SPF Eggs, Solvent Extraction Oil and Poultry Feed by 2,00,000 nos, 599 TPA and 9,000 MT.

The Animal Health Products (AHP) division started manufacturing egg powder and chicken powder for human beings under the brand names Venper, Vengain and Venfit. The company benefits substantially from the technological break-through from the research carried out by the foreign joint venture partners and further research by Indian joint ventures partners to make breeds suitable for Indian conditions.

Address: Venkateshwara House, S No.114/A/2 Pune-Sinhagad Road, Pune - 411 030. Phone: 433 2513

By Rahul Surkund
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Venkateswara Hatcheries Ltd

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