As poults are settling in at Aviagen’s new pedigree farm in West Virginia, another farm is well on its way, the company said this week. In May, Aviagen unveiled its $3.5 million facility, and turkey poults were placed in June.
At the time, Aviagen president Jihad Douglas said the company must continuously invest in its infrastructure, announcing that it had purchased land and would soon start work on a third new farm.
That third farm is now officially underway as the ground has been leveled and footers are being poured. The new pedigree rearing farm is also located in Monroe County, W.Va. It will include three barns, and each will house up to 10,000 pedigree turkey poults, Aviagen said.
Groundwork is also being done for a new lay farm, the company added.
“Completion of this latest investment project is scheduled for the summer of 2020,” Aviagen said.