Jamaica Broilers chairman makes Hall of Fame
Chairman of the Jamaica Broilers Group, Robert Levy, was inducted over the weekend as the only Jamaican - and one of three regional inaugural members - in the Caribbean Poultry Association's Hall of Fame. He was lauded by the Caribbean Poultry Association (CPA) for his career-long contribution to the advancement of the poultry industry, locally and regionally, and initiating a number of successful programmes to assist poultry farmers to be profitable.
At a special awards ceremony hosted on Friday, September 19, by the CPA at the Radisson Trinidad Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Levy was described as a 'catalyst of change' within the poultry industry, having introduced a number of Jamaica Broilers Group-led initiatives which have resulted in greater efficiencies and yield for farmers. Among them is the technology-driven tunnel-ventilated house to replace the traditional chicken house, which is now in high demand across the Caribbean.
Levy's unwavering support for the CPA - from concept to development - was also recognised, where today the governments of the region refer to the association as a fine example of best practices which should be replicated by other commodity groups.