Fortifying the supply chain
The global supply chain sees regular disruptions due to barriers such as avian disease, severe weather, political unrest and more. To help overcome these challenges, we put into a practice a number of solid strategies to maintain supply consistency to feed our growing world population.
One such approach is compartmentalization. As a testament to our exceptional biosecurity standards and dedicated staff, we have achieved compartment status for multiple facilities around the world, undergoing independent assessment and subsequent accreditation from official government agencies. This recognition further solidifies Aviagen’s position as a leader in compartmentalization and biosecurity.
With these safeguards in place, when challenges threaten, no matter where our customers are located on the globe, they can continue to rely on the availability of our top-quality broiler breeding chicks. Security of supply is essential to our commitment to Health, Food Safety, and Food Security and is one of many ways we are Breeding Sustainability for our producers and the people they serve.
Securing the supply of high-quality breeding stock begins with excellence in biosecurity. Bird health is protected by the industry’s most rigorous and carefully monitored procedures that are aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of harmful disease-causing pathogens. Further strengthening biosecurity, our global team of more than 30 experienced veterinarians works tirelessly to care for the health of our birds, performing regular biosecurity and welfare audits.
A proven supply-chain strategy is compartmentalization. Aviagen became the world’s first poultry breeding company to achieve status for our operations in the United Kingdom, and was later the first US poultry breeding company to achieve this certification. Since then, many of our global supply bases have been compartment-approved. Compartmentalization gives confidence to an importing country that the birds they receive are healthy, thus safeguarding food security for local economies.
Looking out for our birds along every step of their international/continental journeys is a large global team of export specialists. These dedicated professionals go above and beyond to get birds safely to the other side of the world, ensuring their unique needs are cared for along the way. The team works together with a network of global colleagues, finding innovative solutions to any challenges that would threaten the safe and timely delivery of healthy, high quality chicks to poultry producers everywhere. To learn more about Global Export, watch the Aviagen Export video.
Aviagen has a far-reaching global supply network with production facilities spread across five continents, providing multiple bases from which to ship poultry breeding stock. If bird illness, natural disasters, or other trade barriers strike at one location, birds can be exported from another region of the world. And, we invest heavily to locate our birds as closely as possible to our key markets.
To keep the supply chain open, all members of the global supply chain must be on board, communicating regularly and openly about issues that would threaten export and trade. As a primary poultry breeder, we realize that we are only one link in the supply chain; therefore, we build a strong community of stakeholders who all work together to ensure the availability of quality breeding stock to producers across the globe.