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July 13, 2024
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Aviagen East Africa delivers first parent stock chick shipment to Uganda and Tanzania

In recent months, Aviagen East Africa delivered its first shipment of Ross Parent Stock (PS) to Biyinzika Poultry International in Uganda and Harsho Milling Company Limited in Tanzania


Aviagen delivered the first PS chicks to both customers by truck, which significantly reduced the logistical times due to the birds coming from a local production facility. This plays a major role in achieving Aviagen’s sustainability goals and enhancing our welfare standards.

“This is our first shipment of Ross 308 Parent Stock. We are very satisfied with the local customer service that we have received from Aviagen East Africa Limited to enable us to manage the first PS placement. We are confident that we will get the best out of our flocks with the support of the Aviagen East Africa team. We hope to achieve impressive breeder results like we have seen in the field with other companies,” said Felician Tarimo, designation veterinarian at Harsho Milling Company Limited, a newly established company in Tanzania who have just placed their first flock of Ross 308.

Martin Ndengu, production director of Biyinzika Poultry International discussed the first shipment from Aviagen East Africa. Biyinzika Poultry International was founded in 1990 and is the leader in the production and sale of day-old chicks (DOC) and specialized poultry feed in Uganda.

“The Ross 308 has proven to be the best breed for our operation and for our customers due to it being more tolerant towards the changing environmental conditions that we face in Uganda. We are achieving impressive breeder results with the Ross 308 with more chicks per hen housed compared to competitive breeds. We look forward to working with the Aviagen East Africa team in the future to ensure that the Ross 308 continues to be the preferred breed of choice in the Ugandan market,” said Martin.

William Opiyo, commercial and technical manager, Aviagen East Africa commented, “We are proud of our modern facilities and look forward to supplying the Ross 308 breed to our long-term, loyal customers, and of course potential new customers.

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