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Cobb-Vantress enhances South American technical services team

Cobb-Vantress, Inc., a leading supplier of broiler breeders and technical service, recently announced enhancements to the South American technical service team. Among them, Cobb promoted Marcus Briganó as the new service and research manager for South America, while adding two new specialists.
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Mar-Jac Poultry receives Industry of the Year honor

After a full year in operation in Franklin County, Alabama, company earns recognition
Mar-Jac Poultry’s presence is still relatively new in Franklin County, Alabama. Yet, the company was Industry of the Year at the recent 2019 Franklin County Partnership Awards Banquet.
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USDA-APHIS hold mock audit at Centurion Poultry GP breeding farm

A team of 10 trainees, existing certified auditors and staff visited Centurion Poultry’s Grandparent stock Breeding Farm as part of their periodic training of existing and new auditors of the USDA-APHIS Compartmentalization Program. Auditors-in-training followed a rigorous 4-day training event coordinated by USDA-APHIS and hosted by the Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network in Gainesville, GA.
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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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