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...

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...

Relationship between plumage and body condition in non-debeaked laying hens

As result of the EU Council Directive 99/74/EC of 19 July 1999 laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens, the use...

Turkeys – Making the most of genetic potential

Genetic Potential Successful and profitable turkey production occurs across a wide range of production systems and farming environments. Breed choice, farming facilities, equipment, management, nutrition...

Genetic evaluation of body weight and tibia resistance in broilers

In this study, genetic parameters of important traits related to body weight and bone resistance were investigated in a paternal broiler line. Data from...

Hy-Line accelerates genetic progress across all lines

“We are achieving progress in all lines faster than has ever been seen before,” noted Dr. Danny Lubritz, research and development director for Hy-Line...

Re-programming of broiler growth and immunity through changes in breeder hen bodyweight

Reprogramming of broiler growth and developmental events is increasingly recognised as having lifelong effects on animal health, welfare and productivity. Whilst most studies have...

Genetic selection in layers

Close to 10 years ago, Hendrix Genetics Layers started remodeling their breeding program. A range of restructuring activities, directly affecting the breeding operations made...

Selection criteria in turkey breeding

The turkey industry supply chain flows from the breeders through a number of multiplication phases, which culminate in commercial birds being grown and processed...

Progress in extended testing and performance standards at Hendrix Genetics

The company’s mission to breed layers capable of producing 500 first quality eggs per hen housed has been a guiding principle at Hendrix Genetics...

Genomic analysis of chicken ecotypes from Brazil, Sri Lanka, and Egypt: impact of different...

Environmental conditions and extremes of temperature or humidity are major contributors to oxidative cell damage and may also compromise the animal’s immune system. The...

Genetic preservation through cryopreservation

With agriculture intensification, genetic diversity of livestock and poultry breeds has significantly declined over the last few decades. To fight against its erosion of...

Development of molecular tests and an in vitro assay to identify Blackhead Disease reservoirs...

The article shows clearly how the disease most likely spreads and clarifies which cleaning and disinfecting methods are effective in decontaminating facilities and equipment.Heterakis...

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