Aviagen Group

The Aviagen Group is the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of broiler chickens and turkeys. The Aviagen Group consists of Aviagen Broiler Breeders, Aviagen Turkeys and CWT Farms. Aviagen’s broiler breeding brands are Arbor Acres, Indian River, and Ross. Further brands for specific markets include the Rowan Range and our Specialty Males portfolio. Aviagen Turkeys supply the Nicholas and B.U.T. brands. CWT supplies the global poultry industry with broiler hatching eggs. Aviagen Broiler Breeders headquarters are in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, and we have a number of wholly owned operations across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Oceania and North America as well as a joint venture in Asia. Through these operations and a significant distributor network, customers in more than 130 countries worldwide are supplied with first-class breeding stock. With offices in 14 different countries around the world and personnel based in many more, we are able to provide local support and knowledge to our global customer base.


The Aviagen Group is privately owned by the EW GROUP. Based in Germany, this family-run holding company purchased Aviagen in 2005 and has been a key influence in our growth, providing support and encouragement for our acquisition and development plans.

The EW GROUP employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide and owns a variety of companies which are active in the fields of:

  • Animal breeding and distribution
  • Animal and human health
  • SPF and clean egg production
  • Food production

The EW GROUP’s philosophy is “think globally, act locally” and the company’s influence is apparent when looking at the growth of Aviagen in recent times. While allowing each business unit to operate independently, the EW GROUP encourages and promotes the exchange of ideas, information and technologies with other EW GROUP companies involved in similar fields, thus strengthening the entire organization.

Our owners understand our business and the global poultry industry and are committed to the long-term future of Aviagen. With their support and backing, we will continue to expand and improve our operation and provide customers across the world with a reliable supply of first-class breeding stock.