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Poultry Breeding & Genetics

Cobb Champion Award winners named in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Eight top-performing Cobb-Vantress customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) were recently named champions based on their outstanding performance during 2018. The new Cobb Champion Award winners were selected from all corners of the region — from Holland to Zambia — and were measured in three categories: European production efficiency factors (EPEF) for broilers, production in chicks and hatchability in eggs.
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Hy-Line enhances genetic progress with new research farm

New facility in Iowa is dedicated
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, celebrated the completion of its newest research farm on June 27, surrounded by federal, state and local dignitaries at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Cobb names South American managing director, CFO

Shane Sutton will lead South American operations while Joe Emmanual becomes chief financial officer
Cobb-Vantress promoted Shane Sutton to the position of managing director of South American operations. He previously served as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) for global operations.
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Omega-3 feeding program improves skeletal strength in young pullets

O&T Farms (Regina SK), in collaboration with the University of Guelph, initiated a series of research projects focused on developmental programming in both broiler and pullet breeding stock, starting in 2017. The purpose of the research was to determine the effects of feeding omega-3 fatty acids to breeder birds on reproductive efficiency, embryonic survival, as well as the epigenetic influence on progeny performance, development and overall health.
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Two technical advisers join Cobb North American technical service team

Cobb-Vantress’ elite team of poultry experts recently grew by two with the addition of Benoît Lanthier, DVM, and Marlon Garcia Andrade. Both Lanthier and Andrade join the North American Technical Service Team as technical advisers with Lanthier serving Canada and Andrade serving Central America.
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Cobb-Vantress enhances South American technical services team

Cobb-Vantress, Inc., a leading supplier of broiler breeders and technical service, recently announced enhancements to the South American technical service team. Among them, Cobb promoted Marcus Briganó as the new service and research manager for South America, while adding two new specialists.
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Mar-Jac Poultry receives Industry of the Year honor

After a full year in operation in Franklin County, Alabama, company earns recognition
Mar-Jac Poultry’s presence is still relatively new in Franklin County, Alabama. Yet, the company was Industry of the Year at the recent 2019 Franklin County Partnership Awards Banquet.
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USDA-APHIS hold mock audit at Centurion Poultry GP breeding farm

A team of 10 trainees, existing certified auditors and staff visited Centurion Poultry’s Grandparent stock Breeding Farm as part of their periodic training of existing and new auditors of the USDA-APHIS Compartmentalization Program. Auditors-in-training followed a rigorous 4-day training event coordinated by USDA-APHIS and hosted by the Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network in Gainesville, GA.
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Cobb New Zealand pure-line facility delivers first shipment

After three years of planning and construction, Cobb New Zealand delivered its first grandparent (GP) shipment on May 21. The delivery marks a significant expansion for Cobb in the Asia-Pacific region and helps protect the security of supply for the whole region.
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