Aviagen Turkeys acquires Holly Berry Hatcheries

16-11-2011 | |

Aviagen Turkeys have confirmed the acquisition of Holly Berry Hatcheries, a long established business in the UK market with a significant market share and a reputation for high quality and excellent service.

Aviagen Turkeys, under the Hockenhull Turkeys banner, have a growing presence in the Farm Fresh and Specialty sector of the Turkey supply chain and the inclusion of Lincolnshire-based Holly Berry further enhances this position.

After a number of years growing the company owner Roger Finney has taken the decision to retire but will remain available to Aviagen Turkeys as an advisor to ensure a smooth transition of the business into the new ownership. Holly Berry will be run as a separate company to Hockenhull Turkeys under the management of Martin Shea, Managing Director of Hockenhull Turkeys.

Commenting on the acquisition Ian Hamilton Managing Director of Aviagen Turkeys Ltd. “We are delighted to add Holly Berry Hatcheries to our business, we are committed long term to the turkey sector and have invested significantly in the breeding program and facilities supporting our core products and this deal confirms Aviagen Turkeys support of all sectors of the market and our confidence in the future of the whole turkey industry”.