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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Neil P. O’Sullivan

Dr. Neil P. O'Sullivan is director of research and development for Hy-Line International.

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New frontiers in egg layer breeding industry

Whole Genome Selection allows rapid generation turnaround time for egg layer populations, which translates into better rates of genetic gain.
Whole Genome Selection allows rapid generation turnaround time for egg layer populations, which translates into better rates of genetic gain.
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Trends in breeding layer hens

Current top goal is to increase immature pullet weight.
After many generations of selection, breeders have now developed layers which mature at a young age. The rate in advancing onset of sexual maturity corresponds to a half day earlier each year.
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