Aviagen celebrates Golden Wedding after 50 years with Moy Park

08-12-2010 | |
Aviagen celebrates Golden Wedding after 50 years with Moy Park

Aviagen and Moy Park are this month celebrating one of the longest and most productive partnerships in the poultry industry having worked together for 50 years. Moy Park has successfully used Ross products over this period.

To mark the occasion, Aviagen recently held a celebration dinner at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House Hotel, which was attended by 20 Moy Park and 10 Aviagen members of staff.

Speakers David Gibson, Director of Agriculture, Moy Park, and Graeme Dear, General Manager, Aviagen Limited, gave special recognition to Moy Park’s Derek Burrows and David Henderson, who have both been working with Ross birds for the entire 50 years that the businesses have been in partnership. Also recognised were the efforts of another long-serving employee, Marion Graham from Aviagen, who recently celebrated 50 years with the company. 

David Gibson said: “Moy Park is delighted to celebrate 50 years of partnership with Aviagen. Both companies have undergone huge transformations since 1960, including several changes of ownership. However, the Moy Park / Aviagen strategic partnership has continued and only grown stronger over this period of time.

“As a distributor of Aviagen products we look forward to continuing our close working relationship and we have every confidence both companies will continue to grow over the next 50 years.”

Moy Park began life as a modest farming company called Moygashel during the Second World War. 1960 saw the start of their relationship with Ross, with the signing of a franchise agreement for the whole of Ireland with Chunky Chicks Ltd (original name of Ross Breeders).  This involved the importation of parent stock from Scotland into Northern Ireland.  This was the start of a relationship that was to develop and flourish into the partnership that exists today with Moy Park importing grandparent stock and supplying Ross parent stock to customers throughout the UK, as well as on mainland Europe.

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