Aviagen buys facilities in Australia and New Zealand

12-05-2008 | | |

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 business.
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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