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on August 18, 2010

Aviagen to buy Peterson broiler breeder line

Will also acquire use of Peterson brand name

Aviagen has plans to purchase the "Peterson Male" broiler breeder genetic line from Peterson Farms.

In addition, Aviagen will acquire the rights to use the Peterson brand name for broiler breeder stock. "Acquiring the Peterson male line is a strategic move for Aviagen's global business as it will increase the diversity of our genetic pool," said Aviagen CEO Randall Ennis. "It supports our commitment to sustainability." The two companies have partnered before: in the 1970s and 1980s, Peterson's male line was paired with Aviagen's Arbor Acres female line.

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