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    Olam Hatcheries and Ceva Santé Animale sign MoU to further develop poultry production in Nigeria

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    Olam Hatcheries Limited (“Olam Hatcheries”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Olam International Limited (“Olam”) and Ceva Santé Animale S.A. (“Ceva”), a leader in innovating poultry vaccines, today jointly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to further develop poultry production in Nigeria.

    Ceva is currently supporting Olam’s hatchery vaccination programme for day-old-chicks (“DOC”) in its hatchery by supplying vaccine, vaccination equipment and technical assistance. Olam inaugurated its US$150 million state-of-the-art poultry feed mill and DOC facilities in Kaduna State in September 2017.

    The MoU will see the formation of a joint committee consisting of experts and managers from Ceva and Olam to explore four main potential areas of collaboration and technical cooperation, specifically:

    • Upgrading of Olam’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (“Lab”) at Kaduna to become a reference Lab for Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Development of new private labs in other regions of Nigeria to provide cost-effective and timely diagnostic support for Poultry and other animal husbandry farms.
    • Training of Olam’s managers and field employees by Ceva on proper vaccination techniques, on-farm diagnosis and Lab analysis, with an option for the training to be extended to select customers of Olam’s feed and DOC at a later stage.
    • Setting up of research projects locally and internationally involving other scientific partners for deeper epidemiological evaluation of diseases and appropriate solutions for Nigeria’s poultry sector.

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