Devenish signs £30m agreement with Jamaican poultry firm
Belfast-headquartered agri technology company Devenish has agreed a 10-year research and development and supply agreement worth £30m with Jamaican poultry producer Caribbean Broilers (CB).
Devenish’s science and innovation creates sustainable food production systems by optimising nutrient flows within the animal feed and food industry.
As part of the agreement, Devenish will build a state-of-the-art Poultry Performance House on Caribbean Broilers estate in Jamaica, where joint research and development trials will take place.
Devenish CEO Richard Kennedy said: “We are delighted to have secured this partnership agreement with CB, a pioneering business, whose ethos around producing safe, nutritious, sustainable food aligns with that of Devenish.
“The performance house being built will allow us to use our combined knowledge and expertise to progress research aimed at maximising the positive impact of nutrients in poultry production.
“This is an important development in Devenish’s international growth and a significant milestone in the rollout of our Performance House business model worldwide.”
CB Group CEO, Mark Haskins, said: “Devenish has been an integral part of CB’s growth for the past 10 years, and is the natural partner for this ground-breaking research facility. This Poultry Performance House will mirror our newest technology, thus ensuring easy application of positive results and best practices. Success of this venture will allow the CB Group to extend its leadership in the production of safe and sustainable food for its consumers. The CB Group looks forward to this venture and the continued partnership with Devenish.”