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2011 Marks 90th Anniversary for Hubbard


January 26, 2011
By Kristy Nudds


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January 25, 2011 – In 2011 Hubbard celebrates its 90th anniversary. From the small flock of chickens with which Ira and Oliver Hubbard began the business in 1921, Hubbard has grown to one of the major international broiler breeding companies in the world.

January 25, 2011 – In 2011 Hubbard celebrates its 90th anniversary. From the small flock of chickens with which Ira and Oliver Hubbard began the business in 1921, Hubbard has grown to one of the major international broiler breeding companies in the world.

Oliver Hubbard’s graduation from the New Hampshire Agriculture College in 1921 can been seen as the beginning of Hubbard in the commercial poultry business. From 1921 up to the acquisition by Merck in 1974, Hubbard has always been a family company. In 1997 Hubbard merged with the ISA-group from France, purely focusing on broiler breeding as from 2003. Since the French company Groupe Grimaud took over Hubbard from Merial in 2005 Hubbard is again part of a family company, which is the 2nd largest multi-species animal breeding company in the world, with a clear focus on the further development of Hubbard’s business in the broiler industry around the world. Hubbard provides solutions that focus on the economic performance, health and well-being of breeding stock.  Hubbard operates its selection programs in three different R&D centres in North America and Europe, along with its own production sites in North America, Europe and Brazil. Hubbard has a longstanding experience in breeding, developing and marketing breeding stock for both conventional and alternative markets. 

Hubbard has a prescence in nearly 100 countries around the world and the support of dedicated teams involved in R&D, production, technical service and sales and marketing.