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Published on Sept. 13, 2020

Layer Vision, Issue 23 Now Available

First of all, we hope that you, your families, friends and your colleagues are in good health in these challenging times. The COVID-19 virus has also affected us and our beloved ones, but let’s hope that the second half of 2020 will look brighter for all of us. Our colleagues from all over the globe have tried to find solutions to safeguard the supply of Parent Stock and day-old chicks. We are pleased to see that more and more opportunities have popped up, allowing us to supply to regions in the world that have been completely blocked from any supply across borders for months. This will greatly help us in our mission, to contribute to sustainable egg production all over the globe.

It is with great pleasure that we would like to introduce to you our new managing director, Hans Piters. Hans is a well-known face in the poultry industry, you’ll get to know him better after reading his introduction.

In this edition of Layer Vision we will focus a lot on our balanced breeding programs. Jeroen Visscher, our R&D Director, will discuss our breeding approach. With honorable mention of our balanced breeding programs that have proven themselves and will be highlighted in the summary of 60 years of Random Sample Testing at North Carolina State University. Our geneticists will share some of our latest research projects, which we select the best birds to make the future generations of laying hens.

Most of our technical experts have been unable to travel, but they have not been sitting still. They have been there to assist you from a distance, we have been working hard together with them to update many of our management guides and to expand our technical support pages on our website. You will find out more about our tailor-made approach at the end of this Layer Vision. Most of the poultry shows have been cancelled or postponed to next year, but please do remember, we are there to assist you, so let’s stay in contact.

Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoy!

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