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ISA R & D Meeting Boxmeer
From February 22 - 24, 2010, the ISA R&D meeting was held in Boxmeer.
This meeting is organized every 22 weeks for the geneticists and R&D farm coordinators
in France, Canada and The Netherlands, in parallel of the the renewal of the ISA pure lines.
Several practical and theoretical topics were discussed. Examples are: Pure line and recurrent
test plannings, the R&D projects, results of the cross and competitor comparisons, breeding
goals, genetic trends, improvements to the program and introduction of new traits.
This meeting a visit to the R&D farm Siebengewald was included. Here all geneticists could
see the individual pure line hatch, growing birds, pure line birds in production and the egg
At the end we combined the work with some fun during a bowling competiton. As in the
pure lines, there was much variation in the bowling results!