Aviagen: opening of GPS farm in Malaysia
Aviagen, a poultry breeding company, recently
celebrated the grand opening of the first new grandparent farm in Malaysia in 20
The Bukit Perak GPS Farm will receive Arbor Acres grandparent stock from
Aviagen before the end of the year and will supply day-old parent stock to the
CAB Cakaran, for its growing integrated chicken meat business.
David Hutchinson, Aviagen VP in Asia spoke at the opening ceremony: â€œThis
is the first single age broiler breeder grandparent farm built in Malaysia. I am
personally very proud they have chosen Arbor Acres to be part of this new
With the increase in demand for quality chicken meat and the rise in import
challenges due to restrictions and disease threats, it made sense for the region
to build a farm to provide a third strain of breeding stock to create a more
stable platform for the supply of chicken.
The Bukit Perak GPS Farm consists of four new single age farms, located on
an 11,000 hectare estate, which allows for the farms to be isolated from one
another by at least 1 km. In addition, the new single-stage hatchery is
further isolated on a completely separate site in a nearby town. These
provisions along with strict biosecurity protocols help to ensure the health of
each and every flock.
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