Jamaica Broilers is expanding its presence in the United States, with the recent purchase of hatchery in Big Valley, Pennsylvania.
The hatchery was purchased from Bell & Evans for an amount that was not disclosed.
According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, Jamaica Broilers’ international exports originate from two U.S. breeding facilities through subsidiary Wincorp International’s firm International Poultry Breeders, with which The Jamaica Gleaner reported the new hatchery will become affiliated.
Jamaica Broilers Senior Vice President for Finance & Corporate Planning Ian Parsard said the new facility will enable the company to extend its market reach, which could now possibly include Canada.
While Bell & Evans has sold the hatchery, it also has added a new hatchery, which a company spokeperson said is home to all of Bell & Evans' hatchery operations. In June, it dedicated what it referred to as a first-of-its kind humane, animal-welfare-focused hatchery in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania. That hatchery does not use machines to handle the chicks, and feeds all chicks organic mini-pelleted feed from grains grown only in the United States. Bell & Evans first announced its plans for that hatchery at the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
Jamaica Broilers Buys New Hatchery In US
Poultry producer Jamaica Broilers Group is now going after markets on the east coast of the United States, with the acquisition of a hatchery in Big Valley, Pennsylvania.