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About Us

Cherry Valley Farms is the world’s leading breeder of Pekin ducks, with more than 50 years’ experience in the genetic improvement, breeding and production of Pekin ducks. Cherry Valley breeding stock is delivered to customers in more than 30 countries and is the breed of choice wherever Pekin ducks are farmed. 

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1959

Cherry Valley Farms was founded by the late Sir Joseph Nickerson

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1975

Cherry Valley began to supply breeding stock to the global market

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1984

Cherry Valley received its first Queen's Award for Export Achievement (second award achieved in 1994)

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2003

First full owned breeding operation established in China, where 70% of ducks in the world are produced

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2007

Production base established in Karlsdorf, Germany. The biggest duck market in Europe

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2008

Commencement of full pedigree selection in China, and automated feeding technology used in all selection programs

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2016

Production base established in Vietnam, the second largest duck market in the World

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2019

Genomics used to identify pedigree birds in selection programs

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