Special recognition was given to David Gibson, the director of agriculture for Moy Park, and Graeme Dear, general manager at Aviagen, who have been working together for the entire 50 years of their companies' partnership. “Moy Park is delighted to celebrate 50 years of partnership with Aviagen," said Gibson. "Both companies have undergone huge transformations since 1960, including several changes of ownership. However, the Moy Park/Aviagen strategic partnership has continued and only grown stronger over this period of time."
The companies signed their first franchise agreement in 1960, regarding the importation of parent stock from Scotland into Northern Ireland.