Hybro strengthens genetics team

THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch broiler breeding company Hybro B.V. has further strengthened its genetics team, with the appointment of Ms. Birgitte Ask PhD - effective from January 1, 2007.
calendar icon 11 January 2007
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In her new role, Ms Ask will report directly to Hybro’s chief geneticist Gosse Veninga, who says of the appointment: “We are very pleased to welcome Birgitte to our team.

“She is well qualified for this new role, with a great deal of practical and academic experience in the field of animal breeding and research.”

Birgitte (31) was born in Denmark, gaining her BSc at the Royal Veterinary and AgriculturalUniversity in Copenhagen. In 2002, while working with Hybro, Birgitte prepared her MSc thesis on the genetic parameter estimation of challenging characteristics, going on to receive her MSc in Animal Breeding at the University of Wageningen later that year.

Birgitte began her career as a PhD student in Utrecht and at WageningenUniversity, also spending three months at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, where her project focussed on the improvement of disease resistance through animal breeding.

“Our focus on R&D is representative of our long-term investment in Hybro’s breeding programme – and of our commitment to meeting market needs for our customers around the world today and in the future,” says Gosse Veninga. “It is therefore pivotal to our ongoing relationships in the field, and to our plans for growth.”

In her new role, Birgitte will work closely on R&D related topics, such as the genomic selection programme of Euribrid, and new developments, in order to safeguard the competitiveness of Hybro products.

With a total commitment to delivering the best possible genetic solutions across every segment of the market, Hybro’s continuing investment in its genetics programme remains central to its plans for growth, through the rapid translation of customer needs and the incorporation of new and emerging technologies to maintain and strengthen a globally competitive position.

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