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Perdue Farms Selling Breeding Program

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Aerial view of Perdue Farms' Innovation Center in the Northwood Industrial Park in Salisbury, Md. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Aerial view of Perdue Farms' Innovation Center in the Northwood Industrial Park in Salisbury, Md. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury-based poultry giant Perdue Farms on Tuesday confirmed it is selling its genetics and primary breeder program Heritage Breeders to Cobb Vantress, a global poultry genetics company.

Heritage employees will become Cobb Vantress employees. The exact number of employees affected by the sale is unavailable, but Perdue says it is a very small part of the 19,000 overall Perdue associates.

According to its website, Cobb Vantress is headquartered in Arkansas and is owned by Tyson Foods.

 

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