CAMPINAS, Brazil – Aviagen’s Latin American expansion continues at an accelerated pace. Aviagen® announced today that it has entered an agreement with Grupo Alvorada, a Brazilian producer of eggs and day-old chicks. Grupo Avorada will purchase the property and build a new Parent Stock (PS) farm for Aviagen in southwestern São Paulo, Brazil. The modern facility will be constructed according to the highest biosecurity and quality standards, with an annual capacity of 2.1 million PS. The goal is to further secure the supply of Ross® 308 AP broiler breeders throughout Latin America amid a growing market demand.
According to President of Aviagen Latin America Ivan Pupo Lauandos, the partnership between Aviagen and Grupo Alvorada will be beneficial for both companies. “We share with Grupo Alvorada a commitment to strengthen the ability of producers to put food on the tables of families in Brazil, Latin America and worldwide.”
“The popularity of the Ross 308 AP goes from strength to strength, as more and more farmers benefit from the bird’s efficiency, robustness and productivity. The new farm will further increase our ability to keep up with a rapidly growing market demand,” added Luiz Mansano, Aviagen’s Commercial Manager in Brazil.
“We are proud to enter this agreement with Aviagen,” commented André Bossi Pessamilio, Production Director of Grupo Alvorada. “The agreement will help us diversify our investments and ensure the supply of Ross 308 AP PS. The Ross 308 AP’s high genetic potential for performance, health and welfare will bring benefits for Grupo Alvorada and, consequently, better results for our customers.”