Live Operations Manager / Hatchery Specialist Joins Valley of the Moon

Doug High has joined Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults (VOMCP) as Live Operations Manager / Hatchery Specialist. In this role Doug will oversee the management of the Missouri VOMCP production base and provide auditing services and technical support for all hatcheries supplying Nicholas poults.

Doug has over 35 years of experience in the poultry industry, including 12 years with Aviagen as a hatchery manager.  He comes to Aviagen Turkeys from Butterball where he has served as a poult quality manager and most recently as a production supervisor overseeing company brooder hubs.

According to Clint Grimsley, President, "We are certainly pleased to have someone with Doug's experience on our team.  He has the management skills to ensure the efficient operation of our Missouri production base.  In addition, we have a number of hatcheries supplying Nicholas poults including VOMCP, Janssen, Edwards, Willmar and AgForte.  Doug will audit these hatcheries and provide feedback to produce top quality poults"

"The farms and hatcheries will also benefit from his animal welfare, poult handling and trucking expertise. Doug will be a great asset to our operations and will help us to ensure we are delivering consistent quality from all of the hatcheries supplying Nicholas poults."

About Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults, Inc. - Based in Osceola, Iowa, Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults supplies highly selected, quality Nicholas commercial poults and eggs to the turkey industry. Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults, Inc. is a subsidiary of Aviagen Holdings, Inc.