Interview with the Pérez Sáenz sisters, Quel

18-12-2013 Interviews

Nowadays, this farm has become the largest production centre of the AN Group, actually selling 150.000 chickens a day. At this time, the farm production gets to around 2 million chickens a year, that is to say around 5 million kilos of meat. 

Actually selling 150.000 chickens a day. At this time, the farm production gets to around 2 million chickens a year, that is to say around 5 million kilos of meat. Avícola Rioja. It is a new farming initiative set by the very brave and courageous Ana María y Raquel Pérez Sáenz sisters.

Both sisters graduated in Business Administration, left their respective jobs in two financial entities encouraged by their father, who had been involved all his life in the production of poultry in a farm of 100.000 places within the AN Group. 

Since they were small girls, they grew in their father´s farm where their interest to build some modern facilities to be proud of started to germinate there. The project included the construction of 11 buildings with a global capacity of over 300.000 chickens at a top capacity, a remarkable quantity. Nowadays, this farm has become the biggest production center within the AN Group and trades 150.00 chickens a day. At this time, the farm production reaches the quantity of around 2 millions chickens a year, that is to say, some 5 millions kilos of meat.

It is not easy to undertake such a significant initiative at all, that is why, they got some advice from the very beginning in order to carry out this business idea, from the ARAG-ASAJA association, from the AN Group, one of the most important agro-food cooperatives, as well as from the companies having designed the buildings and its operation, the EXAFAN Corporation.