Hy-Line Speaker Featured at Leadership Forum13 May 2015
US - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, was pleased to provide the opening speaker for the second day of the Egg Industry’s Center’s 7th Annual Egg Industry Leadership Forum in April in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr Neil O’Sullivan, director of research and development for Hy-Line, shared information about genetic improvement for alternative hen housing.
The topics included Hy-Line’s decision process used in breeding hens, traits measured in egg layers, evaluation of hen performance in different environments, and the impact of new technology on breeding.
“Genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger,” said Dr O’Sullivan. “Our long-term goal is to ensure our birds respond well in complex environments.”
Founded in 1936 by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridisation to commercial layer breeding.
Today, Hy-Line International continues to be a pioneer as the first company with its own in-house molecular genetics team leading the industry in application of DNA-based technology to its breeding and genetics program.
Hy-Line produces and sells both brown and white egg stock to more than 120 countries worldwide and is the largest selling layer in the American egg industry and around the world.
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