The role of genetics in breeder selection

Geneticists making selection decisions actively pursue those birds that are genetically superior for key traits that influence their welfare.

Practical applications of nutrigenomics in poultry nutrition

Novel molecular techniques such as microarray technologies have spurred the development of the field of nutrigenomics. Using microarrays to evaluate gene responses allows us...

Impact of investment in Hendrix Genetics’ breeding and testing program

With the upcoming release of the new performance standards for Hendrix Genetics’ laying hens, it is important to examine factors contributing to the genetic...

Selection for persistency and profitability in layers

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Preisinger, Chief Technical Officer at the EW Group, held a presentation on the selection of Lohmann’s layer lines for the traits...

Turkey breeding – Where from, Where to? – Domestication of animals was a major...

All species of today’s domestic plants and animals followed an analogous pattern of multi-generational change influenced by humans. The modern populations of turkeys followed...

Challenges in longer laying cycle. Stabilizing egg quality

In the past 50 years, selection, initially at the breed level and then using quantitative genetics coupled with a sophisticated breeding pyramid, has resulted...

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