Aviagen has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Genomics laboratory in Scotland. The facility is equipped to process well over a million DNA samples and genotypes yearly for chicken and turkey lines. This volume represents an unprecedented scale in Genomics throughput, not only in poultry but also across livestock species.
An official opening day was held on June 19 for Aviagen employees to mark this special occasion. The program included a presentation from Aviagen Director of Global Genetics Dr. Santiago Avendaño, followed by a tour of the new facility.
Aviagen Turkeys (ATL) made a presentation at the 3rd International Turkey Conference, hosted by Agrifood Strategies. The meeting was held during VIV Russia, the principle trade show for animal husbandry and processing, on May 24-25 in Moscow.
Clay Burrows, managing director ATL, spoke about the current and future challenges for the turkey industry, while Carlo Norci, management specialist ATL, gave a presentation on nutrition and feed quality.
The show was well attended by leading members of the poultry industry. Aviagen ATL held discussions about the product performance of the B.U.T. 6. With the turkey industry continuing to grow in Russia and the meat being highly favored by Russian consumers, Aviagen Turkeys now supplies both breeding stock and commercial stock to the Russian market.
In other news
The company participated in the 25th annual British Turkey Golf Day on June 7 in Grantham, UK. The British Turkey Federation hosts the event, and proceeds were used to provide more than 200 specially fitted electric wheelchairs for children with special needs.
Aviagen Turkeys Team has a booth at VIV Turkey, July 6-8 in Istanbul.