Recently, UDG Aurora was inaugurated in Chapecó / SC, with close technological partnership of Minitub do Brasil.
On April 16, 2019, the second Gene Transfer Center (GTC II) of the Cooperative Central Aurora Alimentos was inaugurated in Chapecó/SC. The GTC II has a total built area of 4,266.09 m2, capacity for 45,000 doses/month and housing of 300 boars in a barn installation for the best conditions of animal welfare.
The Cooperative Central Aurora Alimentos is one of Brazil’s largest industrial complexes and global reference in meat processing technology, with 11 affiliated cooperatives, plus 100 thousand associate members and over 28 thousand employees. The Cooperative has a herd with more than 200,000 sows in their swine production base. Currently, it already has a Gene Transfer Center (GTC I) with capacity for 372 animals and average production of 60,000 doses/month.
Minitube is Aurora's partner in the operation of the two GTCs, where various equipment and technologies are used to collect and process the ejaculates, such as BoarMatic collection dummies, AndroVision® Automorph CASA System, IDEE Management software, IDENT software for electronic animal identification, SmartDispenser dilution system with extender vats, MiniBSP packaging machines and water purification system (reverse osmosis). All consumables used in the processes are also provided by Minitube and the technical staff provides ongoing support to the GTCs through visits, training and remote connections.
Minitube appreciates the trust and is proud to be part of this history, providing equipment, materials and service of the highest quality to the Cooperative Aurora Alimentos, which will surely guarantee great results to final customers, users of the inseminating doses produced by the centers.