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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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Iowa State opens new poultry teaching and research farm

The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm cost nearly $7 million and was made possible solely through private funding.
The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm includes dedicated spaces for teaching and research and a welcome area where visitors can see firsthand examples of Iowa egg production systems and learn about Iowa egg production.
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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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Top 20 US egg producers in 2020

Learn more about the companies WATT Global Media ranked as the top egg producers in 2020.
The top 20 U.S. egg producers, according to data from Egg Industry’s Top Egg Company Survey.
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Hy-Line International hosts near-record technical school

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, recently hosted a near record-breaking technical school. The four-day Hy-Line International Technical School attracted more than 150 customers from more than 43 countries. The program highlighted Hy-Line’s accelerated genetic program, along with a series of presentations given by Hy-Line Technical Services and Research teams and industry experts.
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Hy-Line enhances genetic progress with new research farm

New facility in Iowa is dedicated
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, celebrated the completion of its newest research farm on June 27, surrounded by federal, state and local dignitaries at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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