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2019 Cobb Asia-Pacific Tech School focuses on evolving industry

Building on continued growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Cobb-Vantress hosted its second Cobb Asia-Pacific Technical School in Phuket, Thailand, in March. The three-day course provided 160 customers access to some of the latest information in flock management, from breeding and genetics to nutrition and processing. 
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Aviagen and Rocio Group form Aviagen Peru

Joint venture will help Aviagen better serve Latin American industry
Aviagen Group and Rocio Group signed a strategic agreement on April 8 for a joint venture. Under the agreement, Avicola del Norte (Avinor), a Rocio Group company, becomes a subsidiary of Aviagen under the name Aviagen Peru. The new business will help Aviagen realize its vision to further expand its reach in Latin America and maximize value in the Peruvian market.
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FFAR, McDonald's launch $4M broiler welfare initiative

SMART Broiler initiative aims to identify technology solutions to provide objective, comprehensive information about broiler welfare
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announces the launch of the SMART Broiler, a research initiative offering $4 million for research supporting the development and commercialization of automated monitoring tools that quantitatively assess key animal welfare indicators in broiler chickens. FFAR is excited to partner with McDonald’s Corporation as a cofounder on this initiative. The SMART Broiler program is now accepting applications to improve animal welfare.
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VIV Asia 2019 brings business opportunities to Cobb

Cobb-Vantress had a large presence at VIV Asia 2019 held earlier this month in Bangkok, Thailand. At the region’s largest trade show for the animal protein production and processing industry, leaders said they are focused on expanding Cobb’s footprint in the region. The Asia-Pacific is considered to be the world’s largest poultry market in terms of tons of chicken meat produced annually.
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Slower-growing broiler company Cooks Venture formed

Former Blue Apron executive is founder of company that will produce and process GAP-certified chicken
A new company has formed that will specialize in the production and processing of pasture-raised, slow-growth chickens that are third-party verified through the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 4 program.
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