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Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?

The first gene-edited chickens resistant to avian influenza could be ready for production within 3-5 years, but global regulations need to catch up with the technology.
Work on gene edited chickens able to resist avian influenza continues apace, but bringing these birds to market will face numerous hurdles.
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Grandparent stock supply in China on the rise

Rabobank report highlights positive trends for the Chinese poultry industry
Increased imports of grandparent (GP) stock to China signal stronger growth white bird production in China in the upcoming years, according to the recently released Rabobank Poultry Quarterly report.
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In research and reality slower-growing birds costs more

Changing to slower-growing breeds will negatively impact the environment and the sustainability of the poultry industry.
A widespread switch to slower-growing broiler genetics would require the chicken industry to use far more resources, and charge significantly higher prices, to produce the same amount of meat.
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HatchTech and Pas Reform sign patent licence agreement

HatchTech, a global provider of incubation technology, and Pas Reform, a global supplier of integrated hatchery solutions, announced today that they have entered into a long-term global strategic patent agreement covering post-hatch early feeding for day-old chicks.
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Aviagen opens its 9th and largest hatchery in US

New innovative hatchery in Quitman, Georgia, enables greater ability to supply the world with a quality source of protein
To meet a growing demand for quality broiler breeding stock around the world, Aviagen has built a new parent stock (PS) hatchery in Quitman, Georgia.
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Cobb launches redesigned website with enhanced customer support

Highlighting its customer-centric approach to innovation, Cobb-Vantress recently launched the new and improved The website, which serves Cobb’s customers globally, brings together Cobb’s industry-leading products with its commitment to technical services in an interactive, user-friendly approach.
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Hatchery-breeder management is balance between performance, public perception

Sponsored by USPOULTRY, hatchery and breeder professionals recently gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, for a two-day clinic covering a variety of topics focused on best practices in hatchery and breeder management. The speakers brought expertise from all across the industry, including experienced veterinarians, hatchery managers and technical service directors.
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