Aviagen buys facilities in Australia and New Zealand
Aviagen breeding company has reached an agreement to
purchase the poultry breeding production facilities of Bartter Enterprises,
Australia, and Ross Poultry New Zealand (a division of Tegel Foods Ltd).
Two new companies, Aviagen Australia and Aviagen New Zealand, will now be
the primary source of supply of Parent Stock to Asian customers. Aviagen will
acquire the quarantine, great grandparent and grandparent farms and hatcheries
of both companies.
Aviagen already have well established and long standing relationships with
both Bartter Enterprises and Tegel Foods. On behalf of Aviagen both companies
have successfully supplied Ross parent stock to Aviagen's Asian and Pacific
customers and with these acquisitions PS supply for both the domestic and Asian
markets will be secured.
Australia and New Zealand have rigorous animal health and import
regulations. The absence of many poultry diseases allows Aviagen to
develop a sound uninterrupted production supply base for its growing Asian
These acquisitions are part of Aviagen's long-term plan to develop a
strategic global supply network.
Based in New Plymouth, Aviagen New Zealand became operational on the 1st
January 2008. Aviagen Australia became operational on the 24th April 2008
and is headquartered in Griffiths, New South Wales.
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