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Grimaud Freres Sets Up Grand-Parent Pekin Duck Unit

by 5m Editor
24 May 2011, at 3:15pm

SOUTH KOREA - Grimaud Freres Selection has reached an agreement with the Korea Duck Association to set up a Grand-Parent STAR Pekin duck unit in South Korea.

Grimaud Freres Selection, a company of the Groupe Grimaud, specialised in duck genetic selection, has achieved a strong position with its STAR Pekin duck breed in Asia. Over the past five years, Grimaud Freres Selection developed a major market share in South Korea.

Grimaud Freres Selection has committed itself in bringing the most advanced genetics to South Korea and confirms with this Grand Parent Stock agreement its strategy to establish a base in South Korea and to contribute to the development of one of the most dynamic duck meat market in Asia.

For the Korea Duck Association, this farm will be able to serve a part of the domestic breeder duck market needs and to always have access to the best performance of the STAR Duck genetics in the coming years, as well as to ensure the best economical success with their local duck meat production.

The Korea Duck Association expects to produce in the near future two-thirds of the parent stock locally and one-third will be imported.

Grimaud Freres Selection is one of the world leaders in duck genetic selection and breeding, thanks to the development of the company over the past 40 years. The company is supplying its duck genetics in all continents to any company producing good quality duck meat, and can assist its clients in terms of duck breeder management with visits by experts to the clients' production site or training on site in the company in France. Grimaud Freres Selection is a company of Groupe Grimaud.

Korea Duck Association represents the breeder farms, the hatchery, the broiler farms and the slaughterhouses in Pekin duck production.