News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Poultry Breeding & Genetics


State-of-the-art hatchery inaugurated in southeastern Vietnam

Last week, the official inauguration took place of a large modern poultry hatchery in Tay Ninh province by the Bel Ga Joint Stock Company.

Southeastern Vietnam’s latest hatchery has an initial annual production capacity of more than 19 million chicks — for both the meat and egg sectors. In its second phase, this will rise to 38.4 million.

Read more
Agrofirma Oktyabrskaya

First hatchery opens in Dominica

Broiler and layer chicks from the Caribbean island’s first hatchery are proving popular

Supplies of broiler and layer chicks from the first hatchery in the Caribbean island of Dominica are proving popular with the local poultry farmers. Already the company owning the hatchery is planning Dominica’s first feed mill, and a farm that breeds pigs.

Read more

How hatcheries can be ready for animal welfare audits

If you follow the guidelines of the NCC animal welfare audit program, you will be well on your way to passing most welfare audits

While there is a wide variety of auditing programs that assure that poultry hatcheries are following good welfare practices, the National Chicken Council (NCC)-based animal welfare audit guidelines in most cases will put hatchery managers in a “very good position for any audit that a customer our outside firm might do,” said Dallas Wynn, senior manager, animal welfare, Tyson Foods.

Read more

HatchTech building new corporate headquarters

Construction to begin in mid-2021 and will take about a year to complete
HatchTech Group is constructing a new corporate headquarters. Just like the current HatchTech locations, the new corporate office will be located in Veenendaal, the Netherlands.
Read more

ISU developed poultry genetic lines as discovery platform

The inbreeding of the lines provides a consistency among the individual birds of each line that makes molecular studies more efficient
The total set of eight lines is very diverse, with representatives of very old commercial lines, small and large body sizes, and some lines that are very distinct from commercial type birds.
Read more

Aviagen expands with Argentinian subsidiary

With facilities in the San Juan province, Aviagen becomes first poultry breeding company with a local operation in Argentina
Aviagen has opened a new subsidiary in Latin America -- Aviagen Argentina. Located in the San Juan province and consisting of a grandparent (GP) farm, a parent stock (PS) hatchery and feed processing facility, Aviagen Argentina will become the first poultry breeding operation independent of integrations with local production in Argentina.
Read more