Moy Park poultry farmers recognised for production standards

A dozen poultry farmers who supply to Northern Irish food producer Moy Park have been honoured for their high standard of production at an awards ceremony held by US broiler breeder firm, Aviagen. 

The 12 farmers are now members of Aviagen’s ‘Ross 400 Club’, a group that recognises producers that have achieved a European Production Efficiency Factor (EPEF) of 400 or more in their flock.

“Being a member of the Ross 400 Club is a significant achievement and is testament to the dedication and hard work of our farmers,” said John Harrison, Northern Ireland’s broiler manager for Moy Park.

“Moy Park is committed to industry-leading agricultural excellence and this accolade demonstrates that our farming partners are operating to world-class standards across every level of poultry production – from animal health and welfare to operational effectiveness.

“We congratulate this year’s winners who bring the total number of Moy Park farmers inducted to the Ross 400 Club to 30.”

The new additions have been welcomed by Aviagen’s technical services manager Stuart Thomson, who said that Moy Park growers in 2015 made up 30% of all submissions.

“Special mention to William Calderwood from Dunloy, Co Antrim, who just successfully entered his eighth flock in a row. He is only the second 400 Club member to gain this achievement,” Thomson said.

“This level of commitment to realising great performance from Ross flocks is evident across Moy Park’s growers and we are committed to offering any support we can.”

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