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Poultry Breeding & Genetics

Aviagen assigns new head of global nutrition services

Marcelo Silva will benefit customers with in-depth nutrition expertise
Aviagen has named Dr. Marcelo Silva as its new Global Head of Nutrition Services. Reporting directly to Dr. Bryan Fancher, group vice president of Global Technical Operations, and based at Aviagen's corporate office in Huntsville, Ala., Silva will lead the team of Aviagen's highly skilled global nutritionists.
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New planning director for Cobb Asia-Pacific

Eric Leow has been appointed as planning director for the Cobb Asia-Pacific region, responsible for the coordination of all Asia production centers including New Zealand, China and the Philippines.
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Aviagen European Technical Managers' Meeting focuses on product support

Annual conference features sharing of valuable customer, market and product insight
During the week of April 23-26, Aviagen hosted its annual European Technical Managers’ Meeting (ETMM) in Sevilla, Spain. This assembly of Aviagen’s European Technical Service Managers’ provided an invaluable platform to exchange in-depth information regarding customer support, management advice, markets and products to ensure continued quality customer service.
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What will the broiler of the future look like?

Throughout the years, genetics developments achieved a heavier broiler with greater breast meat yield and greater feed efficiency. Will this trend continue in the future?
The broiler of 2017 is much advanced from the bird of 30 years ago, but will the bird of the future follow this trend of genetic advancement. What could change in the next eight years?
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Canada’s Thomas River Hatchery to open in May

New hatchery is a joint venture between Sargent Farms and Boire & Freres
A new hatchery that is a joint venture between Canadian companies Sargent Farms and Boire & Freres is set to open in Woodstock, Ontario, in May.
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