Aviagen merges its two turkey breeding companies

The Aviagen Group has announced that its separate breeding companies, Nicolas Turkey Breeding Farms (Nicolas) and British United Turkeys (BUT), will now operate as one company. They have been operating as separate companies since Aviagen’s acquisition of BUT in 2005.

Both companies will be known as Aviagen Turkeys and the move aims to eliminate duplication and allow more resources for customer support.

Aviagen Turkeys has full pedigree breeding programmes in the USA and Europe, providing secure global supply and the opportunity to maximise product development.

The two operations will be Aviagen Turkeys Inc, based in Lewisburg, West Virginia and Aviagen Turkeys Ltd, based near Chester. Aviagen Turkeys Ltd will support the BUT and Nicholas brands in Europe, including the UK.