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Taking a closer look at Compassion in World Farming objections to the National Chicken Council report on the environmental impact of slower growing broilers

Taking a closer look at Compassion in World Farming objections to the National chicken Council report on the environmental impact of slower growing broilers.The opinion piece authored by Katya Simkhovich, food business coordinator, Compassion in World Farming, raised three primary objections to the National Chicken Council’s study of the environmental impact of slower growing broilers.


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Cobb achieves first compartment status in Brazil

Cobb gains certification for compartmentalization for avian influenza and Newcastle disease
Cobb-Vantress has become the first company in Brazil to receive certification for poultry compartmentalization for avian influenza and Newcastle disease from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).
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Study: Slower-growing broiler production has faults

Study reveals negative sustainability implications of ‘slower growing’ raising methods; NCC supports more research on chicken welfare
The National Chicken Council (NCC) urges consumers, the foodservice and retail industries, and non-governmental organizations to invest in studying the impact in the United States of the growing market for "slower growing" broiler chickens.
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Future of poultry breeding, balanced genetic selection

Geneticists say economically important traits will improve as balanced selection efforts result in broilers and layers that perform well and have high welfare under a variety of management and nutritional regimens.
In the developed world, the broiler and layer industries find themselves in an unusual situation. Performance measures for livability, growth rate, feed conversion, and carcass and slaughter yield have never been better for broilers, and the same is true for persistency of lay, livability and feed conversion for layers.
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Researchers make progress on in-ovo chick sexing

European scientists identify way to determine sex of chick within four days of egg being laid
Using an imaging technique called optical spectroscopy, a group of European scientists has identified a way to determine the sex of a chick within four days of the egg being laid.
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Yisheng, Hubbard sign agreement for breeding stock supply

The first Hubbard great grandparent stock has been placed in Yisheng’s facilities in China
Shandong Yisheng Livestock & Poultry Breeding Company Ltd. (Yisheng) and Hubbard have reached a historic agreement for the supply of Hubbard great grandparent (GGP) stock.
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Canadian in ovo sexing technology prototype expected in spring

A non-invasive technology designed to determine sex the day of lay could be commercially available as soon as late 2017, according to Egg Farmers of Ontario.
A technology promising to determine whether an egg is fertile and whether it is male or female on the day it is laid may be ready for commercial trials in spring of 2017, according to a Canadian egg association.
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