Aviagen® has appointed Dr. Benton P. Hudson as a nutritionist on its Global Nutrition Team (GNT). Beginning Jan. 11, Dr. Hudson will join a team of eight nutritionists on the GNT, which currently supports customers worldwide. Serving mainly the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Hudson will be located in Alabama, and will report directly to Dr. Alex Corzo, global head of Nutrition Services. He will be responsible for the nutrition of U.S. pedigree, great grandparent and grandparent stock. He will also provide parent stock and broiler nutritional support to U.S. and Canadian customers.

Dr. Hudson brings to Aviagen a rich 13-year history of poultry nutrition experience. He comes to Aviagen from Zinpro Corporation, where he served as Research Nutritionist. Before that, he worked for 11 years as Senior Nutritionist for Tyson Foods, responsible for breeder feed formulation and technical service. He holds a Ph.D. in Poultry Science from the University of Georgia.


“We’re honored to have the opportunity to benefit from Dr. Hudson’s extensive education, experience and insight into poultry nutrition,” says Dr. Corzo. “Dr. Hudson will be an invaluable asset to the GNT.”