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Hy-Line Donation Funds Future Research

Hy-Line Donation Funds Future Research
08/29/2019

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, along with its sister company, Hy-Line North America, the largest commercial layer chick distributor in the US, recently made a sizable donation for future research in poultry genetics, breeding, nutrition, air quality and environment control at the new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm at Iowa State University. The Hy-Line Genetics Research Wing will focus on unique genetic lines developed and maintained at Iowa State for decades.

“Adoption of new technology and improvements in the science of genetics drives progress for Hy-Line, as well as economic progress in our state and industry. It allows for faster and more efficient genetics to be delivered to the market,” says Jonathan Cade, president of Hy-Line International. “This facility also will be key to promoting attractive careers in the poultry industry and supplying a sustainable protein around the world, which is increasingly more welfare friendly and aligned with consumer demand.”

Construction for the farm is currently underway. This new state-of-the-art facility will replace several outdated buildings currently serving as the Iowa State University Poultry Research Farm. It will include an atrium and public viewing area to welcome visitors for educational tours to learn about commercial layer production.

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Founded in 1936 by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridization 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, white and tint 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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