ISA eliminates fishy taint in eggs
ISA (Institut de Selection Animale), the layer breeding
division of Henrix Genetics, has developed the techniques and obtained the
exclusive rights to perform a genetic testing procedure to eliminate the fishy
taint in eggs caused by TMA in layers.
The large-scale screening programme of ISA Pue Lines (PL) has already
resulted in the elimination of the fishy taint phenotype in these lines.
The company states that 100% of the Grand Parents (GPS) placed within ISA
after January 2008 are also free of the fishy taint phenotype, enabling the ISA
organisation to deliver Parent Stock (PS) flocks to her clients producing
commercial layers without any sensitivity of TMA gene.
The first PS flock which will deliver commercial layers producing 100%
fishy taint-free eggs was placed in May this year.
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