of biosecurity which ultimately are re;ected in food safety. We must
continue to maintain surveillance over vertically transmitted diseases
that we have successfully eradicated. We maintain a strong program to
prevent introduction of Salmonella Enteritidis. Consistent with trends
in Europe and of our sister company Aviagen, we are aggressively pursuing a program of eliminating all Salmonella. Over the years, we have
virtually eliminated lymphoid leucosis and our lines down to the parent
level are free of mycoplasmosis.
EI: Where do you envisage the industry will be in ;ve years time?
DG: We earnestly hope that the industry will expand. It is our anticipation that shell egg production in cages will represent the mainstay
of the industry. Obviously there will be expansion in enriched eggs and
a concurrent demand for cage-free conventional and organic products.
Whether the U.S. will follow the path of the EU towards ;oor systems and enriched cages remains to be seen. California Proposition 2
and subsequent voter initiatives or counter-legislation will ultimately
change the centers of production, favoring the Midwest and Northern
tier states which also have advantages in terms of grain availability.
EI: Do you have any message for the industry?
DG: Hy-Line will continue to apply breeding programs based on
both quantitative genetics and traditional phenotypic selection requiring the application of stockmanship. Hy-Line was the ;rst primary
breeder to develop an in-house molecular genetics laboratory, and this
new technology is yielding results. Our team will accelerate the rate of
progress in important traits while assuring a high level of safety and
compliance with the demands of environmental legislation. EI
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