Selection for persistency and profitability in layers

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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...

Practical applications of nutrigenomics in poultry nutrition

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

The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere

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Part 1 The first part in the series of two wich analyses the anthropological impact of the chicken from an archaeological/historical point of view: broilers...

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

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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...

Effect of different dilution rates on fertility of chicken spermatozoa and its storage

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Under natural mating, with a ratio of hen:cocks of 8:1 fertility rates are still low. Artificial insemination (AI) technology can be adopted and is...

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

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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...

Impact of investment in Hendrix Genetics’ breeding and testing program

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

Genetic evaluation of body weight and tibia resistance in broilers

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

Two critical points in the rearing of Hubbard premium pullets

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Achieving good uniformity is not the biggest challenge during the rearing period of Hubbard Premium breeder females. Because they take a fairly long time...

Heat tolerance of TETRA laying hens

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The global warming and the climate change affect animal production and sustainability of livestock systems. The high ambient temperature has detrimental effect on the...

Reaching the genetic potential

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Genetic improvements are seen across a wide array of traits that Hendrix Genetics’ geneticists select on, from egg production, egg quality to bird behavior....

Genetic selection in layers

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

Progress in extended testing and performance standards at Hendrix Genetics

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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...

Breeding strategies explained

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Different opinions exist when it is about breeding and selecting chicken breeds for egg production. Our strategy has always been to select for the...

Hy-Line accelerates genetic progress across all lines

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“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...

Turkeys – Making the most of genetic potential

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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...

Test offers fast insight into chickens immunity

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Gene activity in blood samples can be used to show individual chickens response against common diseases. Testing could help to breed for disease resistance and help...

Breeding for a sustainable industry

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As a breeding company, there is a misconception that we only select for traits that have a clear, direct economic impact: selection for increased...

Vencomatic Group and Orbem announce a strategic partnership for in ovo sexing of poultry...

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Vencomatic Group (VMG), a family-owned supplier of innovative solutions for the international poultry industry, and Orbem, a leading deep-tech imaging and AI technology company,...

Gene-edited chicken cells resist Avian Influenza virus in the lab

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Cobb-Vantress, Inc. / Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA: In newly released research, scientists from The Roslin Institute have prevented the Avian Influenza virus from replicating in lab-grown...

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

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

Novel genome technologies to ensure future biodiversity and global protein request

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A new collaborative research and development project between Cobb-Vantress and The Roslin Institute brought scientists and industry experts together to address food security needs...

Biodiversity – breeding choice for the markets of today and tomorrow

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In this article, Aviagen® Ltd R & D Manager Brendan Duggan discusses the second of Aviagen’s Top 5 Commitments, Biodiversity, and how this commitment...

Poultry study points to genes linked to food bug

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Variation in the response of poultry to Campylobacter helps identify key genes that may provide resistance to infection. Research has identified genes in poultry that...

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