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Source: CAST news release The genetic diversity of livestock and poultry is dwindling, leaving one-third of the world's protein supply at risk to events such as weather extremes and disease outbreaks. A new paper from the Council for Agricultural Science...
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...
Tailored products deliver choice for the industry Your region, target market, and production system are all part of your needs as a grower. For this reason, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach to product development does not translate to added...
Source: Hybrid Turkey's Did you know the same genetic strain or product, raised in two different environments can achieve different results in performance? This is known as the “genotype by environment” effect (GxE). Our balanced breeding program accounts for GxE...
Molting is a natural behavior of birds where older, worn feathers are replaced with new feathers. During a molt, birds reduce nutritive intake and enter into a rest period where there is a cessation of reproductive activities. During the...
Thiago Noetzold was chosen for the depth of his research in bird feed efficiency that  results in sustainability benefits for poultry producers and the planet. University of Alberta graduate student Thiago  Noetzold has been selected as the 2021 recipient of...
Funded by AMERRA Capital Management, Funding Round Helps Advance the Capabilities and Reach of Regenerative Farming & Slow-Growth Poultry Genetics Nationwide Cooks Venture, a next generation Ag Tech company committed to regenerative agriculture and a truly transparent supply chain, today...
Summary We describe a genetic variation map for the chicken genome containing 2.8 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), based on a comparison of the sequences of 3 domestic chickens (broiler, layer, Silkie) to their wild ancestor Red Jungle Fowl (RJF)....
Following a recent announcement by Hendrix Genetics about changes to its Executive Committee, we are pleased to welcome a new Managing Director to the turkey business, Alan Rickard. Alan joins the turkey team, representing the Hybrid Turkeys brand, on February...
In measuring the success of a product, it is easy to focus on only a single trait while omitting the impact of others. However, superiority in one area does not necessarily result in better overall value for a company. The...
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