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Poultry Breeding & Genetics

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Chicken study explores genetic resistance to viruses

The findings could result in birds with better immunity to avian influenza, Marek’s disease, infectious bursal disease and infectious bronchitis disease.

DNA analysis research could help breed chickens that are more resistant to damaging viral infections like avian influenza, Marek’s disease, infectious bursal disease and infectious bronchitis virus, according to a study published in the journal Animal Genetics.


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How Cargill is promoting gender equality in Latin America

A policy of diversity, equity and inclusion is evident in the company’s new broiler breeder farm in Colombia.

Cargill is helping to foster gender equality in the Latin American poultry industry through hiring and promoting solely on merit and providing the infrastructure that allows women to fully participate in the workforce.


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How to optimize receipt of eggs at the hatchery

Following these key checks will ensure that only the best eggs are allowed into the hatchery.
If hatcheries are to produce the best quality eggs, they must only hatch the best quality eggs. Learn how to decide which eggs enter the hatchery and which should be rejected.
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Broiler breeders need gender-specific drinkers, lines

Having separate drinking lines for males and females can result in less water spillage and the environmental problems that come with wet litter

Broiler-breeder producers who use the same water lines for male and female birds are likely wasting more water and doing a disservice to their birds.



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