Home Genetics & Breeding

Genetics & Breeding

New animation illustrates how balanced breeding contributions over the past 20years serve to protect the planet for future generations. Through balanced breeding and innovation, Aviagen® has delivered improved productivity and sustainability to the broiler industry and is committed to continue...
Scholarship reflects Aviagen/CPRC shared commitment to future industry talent Congratulations to University of Alberta  graduate student Jo Ann Chew, the 2022 Aviagen® Poultry Genetics Scholarship  winner. The scholarship is part of Aviagen’s yearly contribution to the work of the  Canadian...
Abstract Poultry genetics resources, including commercial selected lines, indigenous breeds, and experimental lines, are now being irreversibly lost at an alarming rate due to multiple reasons, which further threats the future livelihood and academic purpose. Collections of germplasm may reduce...
Artificial insemination is a routine practice in the turkey breeder industry. To be successful it requires more than just raising high quality birds. Limiting stress when handling by having trained, competent staff and good animal welfare standards is key. Experienced...
Kyrgyz Broiler has chosen Cobb-Vantress’ Cobb500™ broiler to be the first broiler parents to be imported into the country of Kyrgyzstan. The partnership furthers Cobb-Vantress’ commitment to expansion and serving more markets worldwide. Currently, Kyrgyzstan is about 15-20% self-sufficient in...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Researchers at The Pirbright Institute in the UK report that a recent study provides evidence that mutations in the genetic code for non-structural proteins “offer a promising way” to make vaccines against infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) safer. Furthermore,...
Coccidiosis is the most common disease of brooded poultry. It affects primarily chicks and poults (baby turkeys). But it may also (though rarely) affect keets (baby guinea fowl), ducklings, and goslings. It is the most common cause of death...
Everything starts at day one with our hens. To obtain and maintain high levels of fertility there are key aspects that we recommend from the start. How we brood our hens will either have negative or positive effects on the...
Tuanjun Hu, Lorna Taylor, Adrian Sherman, Christian Keambou Tiambo, Steven J Kemp, Bruce Whitelaw, Rachel J Hawken, Appolinaire Djikeng, Michael J McGrew  Centre for Tropical Livestock...
To enhance social sustainability in our industry, reducing waste in the system is one part of the equation. We do this through tracking and improving first week mortality, selecting for livability, and exploring new opportunities within the value chain...
Translate Web in Your Language »