Aviagen announces Aviagen Turkeys
The Aviagen Group Turkey Breeding companies, Nicholas Turkey Breeding
Farms (Nicholas) and British United Turkeys (BUT) have been operating as
separate companies since the acquisition of BUT in September 2005, however, the
approach is now changing.
From 16 April, both companies will operate as one company - Aviagen
Turkeys. According to the company, this will eliminate duplication of efforts
and allow more resources to be focused on supporting customers. "As Aviagen
Turkeys we have full pedigree breeding programmes in both the USA and Europe,
providing a more secure, global supply source, plus the opportunity to maximise
product improvement and new product development," says the company in a press
release. "Innovation is key for the continual development of the industry and we
feel this move will allow us to increase both our investment in products and our
The two operations will be Aviagen Turkeys, Inc., based in Lewisburg, West
Virginia, and Aviagen Turkeys Ltd., based near Chester, UK.
Additionally, Aviagen Turkeys will support the BUT and Nicholas brands for
all customers in Europe. Aviagen Turkeys Inc. will support all customers outside
Europe, including North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa,
Australia and Asia.
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