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Poultry Breeding & Genetics

Soviet broiler breed Smena being revived in Russia

A developed broiler breeder program in Russia viewed as a way for country to be more self-sufficient
An effort is under way in Russia to bring back a breed of broiler chicken that nearly vanished after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Hendrix Genetics gets grant to aid Africa poultry sector

Under the grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hendrix Genetics will co-invest to develop breeds tailored for Africa
Hendrix Genetics has been awarded a multi-year grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve poultry production in Africa.
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Cobb-Vantress opens subsidiary in Colómbia

Company already has grandparent stock on the ground in Colómbia and expects to operate at full capacity within the next six months
Cobb-Vantress began operations in Colómbia on Oct. 30 as Cobb Colómbia.
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Cobb celebrates new corporate office, growth potential

The building in dowtown Siloam Springs, Arkansas, currently houses approximately 70 Cobb team members from a mix of departments
City officials in Siloam Springs, Ark., poultry industry representatives and Cobb-Vantress, Inc. team members came together in early October to commemorate the company's recent decision to expand local operations by opening a new corporate office building in downtown Siloam Springs.
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FFAR offers $6 million for in-ovo sexing solution

Egg-Tech Prize program seeks to revolutionize egg production, improving animal welfare and saving billions of dollars
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) plans to offer as much as $6 million in prizes for the development of technologies that can accurately and quickly determine the gender of layer chick eggs before they hatch, also known as in-ovo sexing.
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