Country Bird won’t give up on merger

SOUTH AFRICA - Country Bird has said that it would not give up on the merger with another poultry producer Sovereign Food, despite the Competition Tribunal blocking the move and referring the decision back to the Competition Commission. Country Bird chief executive Marthinus Stander said he remained hopeful that a favourable decision could be reached…

President opens Olam’s poultry feed mill, hatchery and breeder farms

NIGERIA – Olam International Limited has hosted President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to inaugurate its poultry feed mill and day-old-chick facilities in Kaduna Estate, Northern Nigeria The integrated poultry and feed mill at Ilorin in Kwara State, worth US$150million, will enable the company to deepen its already strong influence in Nigeria’s food, agro and agro-processing…

US chicken producer buys N. Ireland’s Moy Park

UK - One of Northern Ireland's biggest employers, the poultry producer Moy Park, has been sold for £1billion (US$1.34 billion). About 6,300 people work for the company in Craigavon, Ballymena and Dungannon. The new owner is another major chicken producer, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, which is headquartered in Colorado in the United States. In a statement…