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First chicken hatchery in Oman ready to start production

Osool Poultry Company hopes to start production at hatchery in a matter of weeks
By mid-January of 2021, the Osool Poultry Company of the Sultanate of Oman is scheduled to start production of hatching eggs. The first chicken hatchery in the country, it aims to help raise food security, and reduce reliance on imports.
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Hendrix Genetics appoints Jolanda van Haarlem as future CEO

A change in leadership and governance structure is part of Hendrix Genetics’ Vision 2025 strategic plan
Hendrix Genetics, a global multi-species animal genetics company, has appointed Jolanda van Haarlem to become the company’s next chief executive officer (CEO).
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Royal Pas Reform appoints Paul Smits as new CEO

He has most recently served as vice president and managing director of the Instruments and Controls Group
Royal Pas Reform appointed Paul Smits as the company’s new CEO. Smits’ most recent experience was as the vice president and managing director of the Instruments and Controls Group (ICG) of CTB.
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Aviagen expands operations in United States

Company further develops U.S. production base by expanding diagnostic laboratory and adding new Veterinary Services building at Elkmont, Alabama, facility
Aviagen hosted a grand opening event at its campus in Elkmont, Alabama, on November 5. The occasion marked the completion of a new Veterinary Services building, along with the expansion of the facility’s existing diagnostic laboratory, which was highlighted with a tour of the lab’s innovative features.
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Bell & Evans expanding capacity at hatchery

With two new hatchers and 12 new setters, company will have capacity to hatch 1.9 million chicks per week
Three years after opening its $40 million, organic certified, animal-welfare-focused chicken hatchery, Bell & Evans is now adding hatching capabilities to maximize capacity in preparation for the company’s upcoming growth.
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Don’t overlook these areas of hatchery hygiene

Equipment needs to be clean and dry to maximize chick quality, Aviagen specialist says
Stringent hygiene in the hatchery can help minimize contaminations and maximize the quality of your chicks, said Eddy Van Lierde, Aviagen hatchery specialist.
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Pas Reform CEO Harm Langen resigns

After five-year stint with Pas Reform, Langen will become an operating partner with OxGreenfield
Royal Pas Reform CEO Harm Langen will be leaving the company, effective October 1, 2020. The search for his successor is underway.
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