October 3, 2012 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Aviagen, Inc., the inaugural sponsor in the Canadian Poultry Research Council’s (CPRC) new Research Program, today announced that it presented the CPRC with a $25,000 sponsorship at a banquet at the Poultry Research Centre at the University of Alberta on September 13th. Scott Gillingham, Canadian Regional Business Consultant for Aviagen, presented the CPRC with the first in a series of three annual sponsorships.
The CPRC is an industry-led organization with a mandate to support poultry research in Canada through funding, communication of research results, and research-related activities, such as coordinating conferences and meetings on industry research priorities. Sponsor contributions will be used to enhance member organization annual funding to support the increasing demand for industry research funds.
A recent review of CPRC-funded research projects showed that all parts of the poultry value chain benefit from the discoveries, including producers, feed suppliers, animal health care companies and professionals, processors, distributors, and consumers.
“The research the CPRC conducts plays a critical role in the overall success of the poultry industry in Canada,” said Gillingham. “Aviagen is proud to support the CPRC’s new research program and we look forward to continued collaboration in the future.”
For more information about the CPRC visit www.cp-rc.ca/.
Scott Gillingham presents Jacob Middelkamp with research sponsorship cheque.
Aviagen is the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of broiler chickens under the Ross, Arbor Acres and Indian River brand names. The company is based in Huntsville, Alabama, USA with a number of wholly-owned operations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, Brazil, India, Australia, New Zealand and the USA and joint ventures in Europe, South Africa, Turkey and Asia. Aviagen employs 3,200 people and has a distribution network serving customers in 120 countries. For further information please visit www.aviagen.com.