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Poultry Breeding & Genetics

Cobb European Technical Seminar explores future of poultry industry

Cobb Europe recently welcomed poultry professionals from 28 countries to the biennial Cobb Europe Technical Seminar held July 7-13 in Harderwijk, Netherlands. The event, held near Cobb’s research and development hub for the region, explored the future of the poultry industry — from industry trends and forecasts to the use of robotics on poultry farms.
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Aviagen Veterinary Services and Export team hosts Sri Lankan official

On July 2, the Aviagen Veterinary Services and Export team welcomed an important guest from the government of Sri Lanka: Dr. K.D. Ariyapala, Sri Lanka’s Director General of the Department of Animal Production & Health. Dr. Ariyapala was accompanied by Jean Murphy, the Vice President of Trade Policy for the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC).
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Hy-Line International hosts near-record technical school

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, recently hosted a near record-breaking technical school. The four-day Hy-Line International Technical School attracted more than 150 customers from more than 43 countries. The program highlighted Hy-Line’s accelerated genetic program, along with a series of presentations given by Hy-Line Technical Services and Research teams and industry experts.
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Science unveils new pathway to broiler chicken growth performance

"Yeast Bioactives" technology helps farmers meet the challenges of organic, raised without antibiotics and more.
A new tool has emerged for broiler chicken operations seeking new ways to optimize results while keeping aligned with a full range of the latest organic, raised without antibiotics (RWA) and conventional market opportunities.
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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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