Hubbard has announced plans to expand and upgrade its research and development operations at Walpole, New Hampshire, USA.
Representing an investment of £14.5 million, the project will mean an increase in capabilities and capacity, as well as improvement in performance, biosecurity and innovation, along with bird health and welfare. Work will being immediately, and it is expected the project will be complete mid-2022.
The company said the new centre would help it strengthen service and supply to its worldwide customers of its breeding stock. The project will enable Hubbard to enhance its breeding programme, with new egg storage, hatchery, and chick processing capacities. The investment will also include a new R&D farm called ‘Centennial Farm’ in honour of Hubbard’s 100-year anniversary.
Olivier Rochard, Hubbard’s managing director, said: “With this investment, we’ve laid a solid foundation for success for our company, as well as our worldwide customers, in the coming 100 years.”