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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...
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, celebrated the completion of its newest research farm today surrounded by federal, state and local dignitaries at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Named for the visionary and company founder, Dr. Henry...
Better Male Management Increases Flock Fertility By Dr Leonel Mejia, technical services for Central America and the Caribbean, Cobb-Vantress, Inc With so much focus generally on female breeder management, it is important to make sure the males are managed correctly too....
ABSTRACT 1. In commercial layer breeding, extensive gene pools are tested and selected for market requirements which must be anticipated at least 5 years ahead. Field results confirm a continuous positive genetic trend in egg output and better feed efficiency which...
Canadian student Jeffrey Friend dedicates research to animal health and welfare University of Alberta Ph.D. student Jeffrey Friend has become the second recipient of the Aviagen® Poultry Genetics Scholarship. He was chosen from a pool of strong candidates due to...
The rooster must be present for an egg to be fertilized. Roosters are not necessary at egg farms where eggs are produced for human consumption and not incubation. Eggs for incubation are grown at special farms called breeder farms where...
New North American Product Offers Improved Feed Conversion, Weight Gain North American poultry producers working in the big bird debone market have a more efficient, easier-to-manage male coming online this summer: the Cobb Vantage™ male. Cobb-Vantress, Inc. introduced the new...
Cobb Europe recently completed an expansion of the company’s state-of-the-art hatchery in Norfolk, United Kingdom. This milestone allows the facility to increase production capacity and help deliver a superior product to customers using advanced technology. To achieve these goals, a...
Usually, people raise game birds and other exotic fowl for one of three reasons: show or exhibition, meat production or release followed by hunting. Game birds are fowl that have an established hunting season. These birds include: Wild turkeys ...
Cobb-Vantress appointed Dr. Mark Cooper as managing director of genetics to oversee the company’s global genetic program. Effective immediately, Dr. Cooper will continue work to achieve genetic gains and competitive advantage through alignment of Cobb’s breeding program with its...
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