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Poultry Breeding & Genetics


Cobb New Zealand pure-line facility delivers first shipment

After three years of planning and construction, Cobb New Zealand delivered its first grandparent (GP) shipment on May 21. The delivery marks a significant expansion for Cobb in the Asia-Pacific region and helps protect the security of supply for the whole region.
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Third Premium Forum confirms Hubbard's leadership

On May 20-22 Hubbard organized the third Hubbard Premium Forum for its Premium products customers. The biennial event, this year held in Barcelona, offered nearly 180 attendees from 34 countries around the world an excellent chance to learn more about the major investments and progress in the Hubbard Premium R&D, the many (new) developments in this market segment and to get the latest updates on field results and management advice.
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Hybrid Turkeys: Preparing for tomorrow by preserving genes of today

It is possible for humans to extract, store and transplant cells, such as embryos, with increasing success rates. There are many different uses for this technology, including reproduction. Ovarian transplantation is now being studied in turkeys. Why? The hope is that this technology could give the industry a way of preserving genetics for the future.
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Aviagen transforms decommissioned hatchery in Alabama

Facility in community of Albertville is now a modern research and training center
“Everything old is new again.” That phrase by American author Stephen King captures the sentiment behind Aviagen’s reviving of a decommissioned hatchery in Albertville, a rural community in northeast Alabama, US. Aviagen has transformed the historic hatchery into the new Research and Training Center. In a ceremony on May 22, Aviagen CEO hosted the grand opening of the newly refurbished center.
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Cobb shares expertise, industry perspective at World Technical School

Fifty-three poultry professionals from throughout the world descended on northwest Arkansas this month for Cobb-Vantress’ exclusive World Technical School. Hosted at Cobb’s global headquarters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the two-week program covers a broad range of industry-relevant topics — from genetics to nutrition to housing. This year marked the 20th year of the program, which kicked off May 12.
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2019 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic to focus on best practices

Everyone knows the saying…behind every successful poultry operation is an equally successful hatchery-breeder management strategy. USPOULTRY’s 2019 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will offer a look at industry updates, best practices, biosecurity challenges and other topics related to chick quality. The annual Clinic, sponsored by USPOULTRY, will be held July 9 – 10, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Cobb Spain celebrates 50 years of excellence

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of Cobb Spain, a distributor of Cobb Europe, serving Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. To celebrate this milestone, the company hosted a celebration in Madrid earlier this month, bringing together many Cobb team members and colleagues who help make the distributor a success.
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Ross 308 and Ross 708 featured at Canada's National Poultry Show

Aviagen underscores its commitment to the success of the Canadian poultry market.
At the National Poultry Show in London, Ontario, Aviagen highlighted the advantages that the Ross 308 and Ross 708 broiler breeders offer to the businesses of growers throughout Canada. Canadian producers benefit from the environmental resistance, feed efficiency, healthy growth rate and high meat yield of these birds. Due to these qualities, the popularity of Ross birds has seen strong growth in recent years.
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