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ADAS to discontinue poultry research in UK

by 5m Editor
13 April 2007, at 11:17am

UK - ADAS has announced that it will be ceasing poultry research from the end of September 2007, but it will continue its poultry consultancy service.

This news follows the announcement made in February that ADAS was closing its pig research site at Terrington St Clement.

Following a strategic review of its livestock R&D activity, ADAS had decided to withdraw from its poultry research site at Gleadthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Under the terms of the agreement, the poultry research unit will be sold with vacant possession during the course of 2007.

ADAS will continue to undertake other livestock research on four sites.

Group managing director Colin Speller comments: “We regret the loss of our poultry research capability, and the decision has been taken purely on commercial grounds, due to a decline in research throughput.

However, we are consolidating our poultry strategic consultancy and policy delivery capability, where we are experiencing a strong and increasing demand for our expertise,"

5m Editor