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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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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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