Persistence of lay selection aided by Hy-Line's new farm
While selecting traits that allow hens to thrive in cage-free environments is important in some areas of the world, it is still not the most important trait.
Located outside Des Moines, Iowa, Hy-Line International opened the Henry Wallace Research Farm in June 2019.
"This third research farm (all located in Iowa) allows us to keep birds past 100 weeks of age. This is ideal for selection for the persistence of lay and late shell quality, as commercial…