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Poultry Breeding & Genetics

Tyson moving corporate employees to downtown Springdale

New office space to be built on property that housed Tyson Foods’ original headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas
Tyson Foods will relocate about 300 of its corporate employees to downtown Springdale, Arkansas, as the company will construct a new office building on the property that housed the company’s original headquarters there. The company is also renovating another nearby building that will be the home to a company store.
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Aviagen completes expansion at Oklahoma hatchery

$9.5 million expansion will increase hatchery’s performance by 50 percent and workforce by 20 percent
Aviagen has completed a $9.5 million expansion of its hatchery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The expansion promoted the Sallisaw hatchery to the largest in Aviagen’s U.S. fleet, increasing the hatchery’s performance by 50 percent and its workforce by 20 percent.
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China's broiler industry to continue destocking in 2016

Destocking has become the top priority of the broiler industry in China
In 2015, the number of grandparent breeding broilers imported into China has decreased to 800,000 and in 2016 the China Broiler Association (CBA) plans to keep the import of the breeding stock within 800,000, according to Jisheng Cao, president of Shandong Yisheng Livestock & Poultry breeding Co. Ltd., who spoke at the press conference of "The Nutrition of the Broilers and the Human Health" held on September 24 in Yantai, China.
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Good poultry gut health needs a broad approach

Mimicking antibiotic growth promoters has offered only limited success in regulating poultry gut health.
Various scientific disciplines need to be brought to bear if good poultry gut health is to be achieved in a commercial setting. Improving poultry gut health may need to take a new direction, with nutrition playing only part of an overall strategy that combines the latest findings from the fields of feed technology and husbandry management.
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European Parliament supports proposed clone ban expansion

Animal welfare, human health cited as reasons to broaden restrictions on animal cloning
The European Parliament has called for a ban on cloned animals proposed by the European Commission to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the European Union.
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Cobb-Vantress invests US$15 million in Brazil expansion

Expansion and remodeling of great grandparent and grandparent farms in Brazil expected to increase production capacity by 23 percent
Cobb-Vantress is investing US$15 million in increasing its farm and hatchery production in Brazil as part of a major two-year expansion program scheduled for completion in September.
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USPOULTRY presents PSA Distinguished Career Award

The recognition goes to Dr. Igal Pevzner, broiler geneticist with Cobb-Vantress
Dr. Igal Pevzner, broiler geneticist with Cobb-Vantress, has been recognized with the 2015 Poultry Science Association Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).
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First Hubbard Premium Forum an overwhelming success

Forum in the Netherlands draws participants from 18 countries
The first Hubbard Premium Forum fully focusing on premium broiler products and markets, held in Breukelen near Utrecht in the Netherlands, was an overwhelming success with 106 attendees from 18 different countries.
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