On June 25 Student Career Services Wageningen University & Research organizes a Talk & Toast meeting with Breed4Food. You will get to know more about this consortium, their mission and objectives in an informal setting. A Talk of the companies and a Toast with the companies. Come and network, maybe to find an opportunity for an internship, trainee-ship or job now or in the future.
Breed4Food is a consortium established by Animal Breeding and Genomics (WUR) and 4 international animal breeding companies: CRV, Hendrix Genetics, Topigs Norsvin and Cobb Europe.
The Animal Breeding & Genomics group is the centre of excellence for all animal breeding and genomics activities in the Netherlands (and beyond). ABG discloses knowledge and expertise and generates new knowledge through research projects performed by (MSc and PhD) students as well as contract researchers in the field of quantitative genetics, genomics, genomic prediction, breeding programmes, breeding values estimation, but also the conservation of genetic resources.
CRV is a leading customer-focused cattle improvement co-operative, fully committed to adding value for farmers. CRV is one of the leading herd improvement companies in the world with offices and barns in The Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, Luxembourg, South Africa, Brazil, the USA, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Spain. CRV also exports semen to about 50 other countries through a loyal distributors network. With the head office located in Arnhem (Netherlands), CRV employs approximately 2000 people.
Hendrix Genetics is a leading multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company, passionate about animal breeding. We have breeding programs in turkeys, layers, guinea fowl, swine, salmon and trout. We look for innovative, sustainable solutions, together with the entire animal protein value chain. At the start of the chain, we have an influence on the outcome. For example, our responsible use of antibiotics program benefits producers and consumers. For us, better breeding today, means a brighter life tomorrow. We aim to produce animals that thrive under all conditions. We strive to create value from breeding through to the consumer. Our programs are based on our breeding philosophies. Every Hendrix Genetics brand has its own breeding program. Each is tailored to their market.
Topigs Norsvin is the world’s most innovative swine genetics company. Renowned for its innovative approach to implementing new technologies and a continuous focus on cost-efficient pig production. Research, innovation and dissemination of genetic improvement will be the cornerstone of the company. Continuous and strong product improvement will enable clients to achieve significant added value in their production.
Cobb-Vantress is a poultry research company engaged in the development, production improvement and sale of broiler breeding stock. Cobb is the world’s oldest pedigree broiler breeding company. Founded in 1916, Cobb has grown into one of the world’s leading suppliers of broiler breeding stock with distribution into over 120 countries. Cobb has contributed to the dynamic efficiency and growth of an industry that has transformed chicken into an economically affordable healthy protein source for many of the over 7 billion people in the world.