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Wayne Farms to Donate to UGA Poultry Science Building


Clint Rivers, president, CEO of Wayne Farms, a subsidiary of the Continental Grain Company recently announced a donation of $1.1 million to the proposed Poultry Science building at the University of Georgia.  The total cost of the facility will be $54.1 million and the project will extend over 70,000 square feet including instructional and laboratory space and services.


Dr. Todd Applegate, Head of the Department of Poultry Science within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia stated, “As we are in the season of gratitude we are ever so thankful for this gift from Wayne Farms.  As our curriculum is known to be very hands-on, the gift will help inspire every trailblazing student to big dreams and help prepare the next generation of leaders for the poultry sector”.


Wayne Farms is currently ranked 7th among U.S. broiler producers with annually sales exceeding $2 billion.  Parent company Continental Grain recently formed a consortium with Cargill to purchase third-ranked Sanderson Farms.  Integration of the two companies would produce a more efficient entity that would close the gap with second-ranked Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. subject to Federal approval.