Welcome to Aviagen Turkeys - Investing for the future

Aviagen Turkeys is the premier supplier of turkey breeding stock worldwide, supporting the world-class brands of B.U.T. and Nicholas. We provide our customers with choice, presenting an extensive product portfolio. Unique among turkey primary breeders, Aviagen Turkeys is a truly global supplier, with pedigree breeding programs in the USA (Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.) and Europe (Aviagen Turkeys, Ltd.).

Multiple breeding programs and production centers provide a more secure, global supply source and the opportunity to maximize product improvement and new product development. Aviagen Turkeys utilizes innovative technologies and maintains diverse genetic lines to enable selection of turkeys that give the best performance in a wide range of environments. Investment and innovation are key to product development, producing the turkeys of the future.

Product ranges

Heavy Strain

Products are ideally suited to portioned, further processed and value-added product markets…

Medium Strain

Products that have the flexibility to supply whole bird, portioned, and further processed markets…

Traditional Farm Fresh

Turkeys reared and processed in keeping with proven traditional practice....

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Nicholas 700

The product of choice for companies that require high meat yielding commercial turkeys at lowest cost...

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Product brands

Nicholas Turkeys B.U.T. Turkeys Hockenhull Turkeys
The power of selection

Multiple Breeding Programs

Aviagen Turkeys is the only turkey breeder that has pedigree breeding programs on two continents, enabling selection for turkeys with the best performance in a wide range of environments...

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Investing in R&D for the future

Aviagen Turkeys operates a balanced breeding goal, including health and fitness traits alongside selection for key production traits such as reproduction, growth, feed conversion, and yield...

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Investing in Facilities for the future

Our farms are designed to achieve excellent standards for biosecurity and efficiency, providing a consistent selection environment that replicates commercial conditions and ensures continuous progress in product performance…

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Welfare

Aviagen has a successful and well-established genetic selection program that consistently promotes continuous improvements in robustness and overall health of our poultry...

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