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Jamaica Broilers chairman makes Hall of Fame

Published:Monday | October 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM
From left: Richard Sadler, special projects officer, Jamaica Broilers Group; Stephen Levy, vice-president - US Operations, Jamaica Broilers Group; Dr Desmond Ali, executive director, Caribbean Poultry Association; Robert Levy, chairman, Jamaica Broilers Group; Syd Mogg, US Operations, Jamaica Broilers Group. Levy was recently inducted as the only Jamaican and one of three regional inaugural members in the Caribbean Poultry Association's Hall of Fame. Contributed

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.