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Poultry Breeding & Genetics


How will COVID-19 affect broiler breeder flock size?

Sanderson Farms CEO says if staffing shortages persist at poultry plants, breeder flock size is likely to adjust
The size of the U.S. broiler breeder flock in the coming months will largely depend on the staffing situation at poultry processing plants, Joe F. Sanderson Jr., CEO of Sanderson Farms, said.
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Olinday Farms produces duck eggs for American consumers

A third-generation farmer explains how his family’s operation has increased their sales of ducklings and managed to sell duck eggs for human consumption
Due to its position within the industry, the operation estimates there were 15 million fresh duck eggs eaten nationally at restaurants or purchased at retail grocery stores last year.
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IPC: Poultry genetics trade must continue amid pandemic

With air freight restrictions in place, IPC emphasizes the importance of continued shipments of hatching eggs, chicks and poults
The International Poultry Council (IPC) has written to the leadership of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), urging them to support the continued shipments of poultry genetics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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China approves imports of live poultry from US

While poultry products have already been approved, new announcement clears the way for breeding stock
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced that live poultry can now be imported from the United States, effective February 17.
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Hendrix Genetics names new executives

Company has new chief operating officer, chief innovation & technology officer, and managing director of turkey business
Hendrix Genetics, a leading global animal genetics company with activities in 25 countries, is adding two members, Johan van Arendonk and Raf Beeren, to its executive committee (ExCO), effective April 1, 2020.
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