Great news for Wayne County, Governor Cooper announced today that Select Genetics, a turkey breeder, will create 26 jobs and invest $58 million to build a new turkey egg hatchery and establish turkey farms in Goldsboro, NC.
Select Genetics has an 80-year history in the turkey breeding and hatching industry, providing high-quality turkey eggs and day-old poults to independent farmers and well-known brands such as Butterball. The company’s headquarters are in Minnesota, with farms and hatcheries nationwide that produce more than 150 million turkey eggs annually. This expansion will consolidate the company’s existing hatcheries into a new 100,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility while adding new turkey farms in Goldsboro.
North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region and Wayne County Development Alliance are excited for this company to locate within the region. Just another indicator that eastern North Carolina is “ripe” for attracting innovative agriculture companies.
NC Department of Commerce Press Release:
Turkey Breeder to Build Hatchery with $58 Million Investment in Goldsboro | NC Commerce