Aviagen Turkeys is a leading primary breeding company developing pedigree lines for the turkey industry around the world. The global company recently opened a new pedigree farm in West Virginia. The turkey poults will be housed in a $3.5 million facility.
Curt Brammer, Vice President of Operations, led the team in designing and building the farm incorporating ideas learned from over 50 years of turkey breeding experience and from the global poultry industry. “Finding the right site is the critical first step in building a new farm. In order to help prevent the introduction of pathogens, the farm must be away from other poultry operations and ideally away from any other livestock. It takes time, but we found the right combination here in Monroe County.”