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Poultry Breeding & Genetics

Slower-growing broiler company Cooks Venture formed

Former Blue Apron executive is founder of company that will produce and process GAP-certified chicken
A new company has formed that will specialize in the production and processing of pasture-raised, slow-growth chickens that are third-party verified through the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 4 program.
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Heavy birds reshape industry’s cost and price dynamics

Average broiler weights at slaughter have increased 45 percent in the past 30 years, wholesale chicken prices declined 57 percent during the same time period.
Broiler sizes are steadily increasing due to efficiencies created by increased weight, but will that trend continue in the future?
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Cobb unveils US$50 million New Zealand facility

Asia-Pacific Cobb’s fastest growing region, and the new facility takes advantage of the favorable poultry health status that New Zealand enjoys
After two years of preparation and construction, Cobb celebrated the opening of its New Zealand pure-line facility on January 31, 2019.
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Hubbard invests $10 million in pedigree operations

Investment in New Hampshire facility intended to continue performance improvements of Hubbard birds through balanced breeding
An effort is currently underway to advance the research and development base of Hubbard in Walpole, New Hampshire.
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Tyson Foods invests in SmartPro hatchery technology

Pas Reform and NatureForm to equip Tyson Foods hatchery in Humboldt, Tennessee
Tyson Foods Inc. has chosen Pas Reform and NatureForm, the world’s only single-source supplier of integrated hatchery solutions, to equip the hatchery of its new chicken production complex at Humboldt in Gibson County, western Tennessee.
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