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Poultry Industry News By Category: Genetics
15 February 2018
Webinar: Jamesway Incubator Company offering webinar series on embryo diagnosis
Jamesway Incubator Company is very pleased to be offering a series of webinars which tap into the vast knowledge of our hatchery professionals...
13 February 2018
Aviagen Group to participate at the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP)
Aviagen to feature chicken and turkey breeding programs and genetics expertise at New Zealand conference....
29 January 2018
Cobb at IPPE: Driving the Industry Forward
Learn more about Cobb-Vantress and how the genetics company is driving the poultry industry forward at the 2018 International Poultry Processors Expo (IPPE) opening in Atlanta on January 30....
19 January 2018
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 International, in a recent discussion regarding Hy-Line’s intensified efforts in genetic selections....
09 January 2018
Cobb Celebrates Success as Asia Pacific Breed of Choice
A significant expansion in Asian Pacific sales of the Cobb500 broiler breeder during the past three years has led Cobb to become the region’s breed of choice for the first time. The Cobb Asia team recently gathered at Palawan in the Philippines to celebrate...
01 November 2017
How Flu Shot Manufacturing Forces Influenza to Mutate
US - According to a new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the common practice of growing influenza vaccine components in chicken eggs disrupts the major antibody target site on the virus surface, rendering the flu vaccine...
18 August 2017
Early Indian Ocean Trade Routes Bring Chicken to Eastern Africa
EASTERN AFRICA - The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime routes between the 7th and 8th centuries AD....
25 July 2017
New Vaccine Production Could Improve Flu Shot Accuracy
US - A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection....
20 July 2017
Scientists Hone in on Genetics Behind Chicken Weight Adaptation
GLOBAL - Prized for their plumpness, poultry farmers have made incredible gains through agricultural breeding programmes to maximise chicken size and weight to benefit worldwide consumption, where demand continues to grow the most for any meat....
19 July 2017
Making Chicken Feathers
US - The rubber-like elasticity of skin, which contracts to its original shape after being stretched, is key to the development of regularly spaced hairs and sweat glands during development, according to new research at the University of California, Berkeley....
17 July 2017
Nigerian Experts Develop High Egg Output, Disease-resistant Chickens
NIGERIA - A team of experts under the auspices of African Chicken Genetic Gains in Nigeria has announced a breakthrough in poultry production in Nigeria following the development of disease-resistant breed of chicken with higher egg output....
21 June 2017
USPOULTRY’s Women’s Leadership Conference: Developing Professional Potential, Leadership Skills
US - Women from across the poultry industry will convene for USPOULTRY’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be held 17-18 August at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida....
19 April 2017
Pigeon Study Takes on Sexism in Science
US - In experimental research, scientists tend to assume that - unless they are looking specifically at reproduction or sexual behavior - male and female animals are alike, and mostly use males....
10 June 2016
New Hatchery to Boost Poultry Farming in Rwanda
RWANDA - Poultry farmers have welcomed a new hatchery inaugurated in Musanze, saying it will not only bring prices down but also help them have healthy and productive chicks....
13 April 2016
Canada Funds Genomics Research to Help Detect Ag Pests, Diseases
CANADA - Canada has announced $30 million of funding over six years to support advanced research in agricultural genomics to mitigate biological threats to agriculture....
12 February 2016
Feed Additive Research Shows Boost in Egg Production Efficiency
ANALYSIS - Research recently presented at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) compared a feed additive containing Refined Functional Carbohydrates™ (RFC™) to competitors. ...
01 February 2016
Canadian Research Targets Chicken Health to Improve Food Safety
CANADA - The chicken eggs in Professor Shayan Sharif’s lab at Canada's University of Guelph look like ordinary eggs, but they’re not. Some of them have been vaccinated against diseases that can cause illness in humans and have cost the poultry industry...
28 October 2015
Hy-Line International Internal Technical Services Manager Elected by Peers
US - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, announces the election of Dr Travis Schaal, DVM, internal technical services manager for Hy-Line, to president of the Association of Poultry Primary Breeders Veterinarians....
23 October 2015
European GM Opt-Out Would Put Rural Jobs at Risk
EU - A feed industry assessment has suggested that an "opt-out" proposal, for EU member states to be allowed to prohibit the use of GM feed in their countries, would lead to reduced competitiveness of the livestock and poultry sector....
08 September 2015
EU Debates Farm Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals in the EU are the subject of an MEP debate and vote on Tuesday 8 September....
07 September 2015
National Bans on GM Food, Feed Imports Rejected
EU - The agriculture committee rejected the European Commission's draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory....
10 June 2015
USPOULTRY Breeders Meeting Focused on Genetics
US - The US' 64th National Breeders Roundtable, sponsored by the US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), recently took place in St Louis, Missouri....
28 May 2015
New Appointments for Cobb Europe
GLOBAL - Richard Weatherley, who joined Cobb Europe three years ago as broiler specialist, has been appointed production director for the region covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa....
20 May 2015
Hendrix Genetics, NPM Capital to Join Forces
NETHERLANDS - Hendrix Genetics, a leading multi-species animal genetics company, and NPM Capital, a subsidiary of family owned SHV Holdings, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for NPM to become a minority shareholder in Hendrix Genetics....
19 May 2015
Chicken Viruses Can Spread Antibiotic Resistance Genes
AUSTRIA - Half the chicken meat samples purchased by researchers from retailers in Austria contained animal viruses capable of transferring antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria, from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna....
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