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Poultry Breeding & Genetics


NPM Capital selling 50% stake in Hendrix Genetics

The new half-owner of the company will be Paine Schwartz Partners

NPM Capital will sell its stake in Hendrix Genetics to Paine Schwartz Partners, a global investment firm with a focus on the sustainable food chain. 

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Tyson Foods: Hatch rate has improved

Company goes back to breeding male that has provided good results for years

Six months after Tyson Foods’ Donnie King said its male breeding stock was not performing as it should, he pointed out that the company is not dealing with the same problems now that a change in its male stock has been made.

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Rioting harms South African poultry operations

Poultry plants facing arson threats, while chicks cannot be placed on farms and feed ingredients can’t be delivered
Rioting in South Africa has had harsh effects on the country’s poultry industry, causing supply chain disruptions, theft and struggles to get feed to the birds in live production.
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Aviagen plans to build new hatchery in Longview, Texas

Broiler breeding company continues to grow its regional footprint due to high demand in North America and beyond
In response to a strong demand for broiler breeding stock throughout North America and across the globe, Aviagen plans to begin construction on a new hatchery in September.
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Sanderson: Breeding problems can be worse in NAE programs

When working with certain breeds, it can be like ‘walking on a knife’s edge’ to get them to produce a fertile egg and not get overweight
Ordinary problems with hatchability and livability can be further complicated when the breeding stock and pullets are raised as part of no antibiotics ever (NAE) programs, the CEO of Sanderson Farms said.
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