Diamond V’s poultry team continues to grow, having recently added J. Richard Houlbrooke as a poultry specialist. In his new role, he will support, develop, and continue to expand Diamond V's business serving turkey producers in the United States and Europe.

“I am happy to announce that Richard has joined the Diamond V team,” said David Kenyon, business manager, turkeys for Diamond V. “He brings more than 37 years of turkey industry experience to the position, giving him a depth of knowledge and expertise in multiple aspects of the industry, including genetics, multipliers, and integrators.”


Prior to joining Diamond V, Houlbrooke worked more than 13 years as the international sales manager for Hendrix Genetics, holding responsibilities for sales, key account management, and technical support. Before that, he worked for the British United Turkeys of America in sales manager and technical specialist roles, helping to establish genetic lines, production facilities, and distribution for the company’s entry into the U.S. turkey market.

Houlbrooke earned his poultry science degree from Plumpton Agricultural College, East Sussex, England. He currently serves on the British Poultry Council (Turkey Sector) and is a member of the National Turkey Federation in the United States. Houlbrooke is based in Harrisonburg, Virginia.