CAMPINAS, Brazil – The poultry market in Latin America is strong, and Aviagen® is once again taking action to secure the supply of high-generation breeding stock to its customers. The company recently purchased land in western Sao Paulo state, Brazil, for a brand-new Great Grandparent Stock (GGPS) farm. The location is strategically chosen for its remote, biosecure location away from other bird populations. Choosing isolated sites for its bird environments is one of the many extreme measures Aviagen takes to heighten biosecurity and keep harmful pathogens out of the food chain at the breeder level. (See more on Aviagen’s strict biosecurity program.)
The new farm will produce and distribute Grandparent Stock (GPS) to customers in Brazil and throughout Latin America.
When completed by the end of 2022, the farm’s property and modern buildings with state-of-the-art, biosecure equipment will represent a R$ 70 million (about US$ 15 million) investment and will employee close to 50 people. The first placement is slated to be made in early 2023. The facility will be supplied by Aviagen’s high-capacity GPS hatchery and feedmill, both located also in Sao Paulo state, Brazil.
The new farm joins two others in Sao Paulo state, making this the third GGPS farm in Brazil and Latin America. “This investment positions us to provide our valued customers with GPS for now, while keeping up with a growing demand for years to come,” explained President of Aviagen Latin America Ivan Pupo Lauandos.
Leandro Munchen, General Manager of Aviagen Brazil, added, “Aviagen is committed to “global reach, local touch,” extending our reach to every market in Latin America where producers need quality poultry breeding stock to feed their local communities with affordable and healthy chicken meat, while giving our customers the support and knowledge necessary to maximize the health and welfare of their flocks and the productivity of their businesses.”