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The company's Spring Village processing plant was the first in the Caribbean
to gain ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard certification.
Courtesy Jamaica Broilers
the first in the Caribbean to gain ISO 14001
Environmental Management System Standard
The plant produces whole birds, parts, burgers, patties and sausages, as well as premium smoked meats
sold under the Hamilton's Smokehouse brand.
"Being a part of every step of the process means that we
can attest to the safety of and quality of our products," says
Jamaica Broilers also has a presence in Haiti - Haiti
Broilers. It operates a hatchery in Lafiteau, near Port-auPrince, which receives fertile eggs weekly, and sends hatched
chicks to various contract farmers, before processing in its
own processing plant. In addition, Haiti Broilers also has a
layer operation with more than 400,000 birds.
In the U.S., the company owns Florida-based Wincorp
International, one of the largest suppliers of fertile eggs in
the country as well as a supplier of breeder houses, farm
supplies and packing equipment. Wincorp is the owner of
IPB's Georgia operations also supply hatching eggs in other
markets, including Trinidad, Barbados, Suriname and Guyana.
IPB also has operations in Arkansas, supplying fertilized eggs
across the U.S. and into other countries.
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Keeping in contact
Salmon says Jamaica Broilers likes to think of itself
more as a family than a business, and this is perhaps
demonstrated by the way it reaches out to small-scale
Jamaica has a multitude of backyard poultry producers - more than 120,000 out of a total national population of 1.6 million
There remains a literacy gap in the country, and to
better reach farmers, the Hi-Pro division makes use of
mobile phone technology.
The company has made mobile-accessible, free-toview videos available, covering topics including health
and nutrition. If a viewer has further concerns, advice
can be given over the phone, or Hi-Pro can arrange for a
representative to visit. ■
Stuart Lumb has over 40 years of experience in the
livestock industry. He travels worldwide, visiting farms
and feed mills for stories plus reports on major trade
fairs. Stuart Lumb is a UK-based freelance writer. He
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.