Hendrix Genetics is a leading multi-species breeding company with primary activities in layer, turkey, pig, aquaculture and traditional poultry breeding.

Life Cycle Analysis

Our Lifelong Commitment to Sustainability

Minimizing the environmental impact of livestock production is a core priority at Hendrix Genetics. Animal production has an effect on the environment at each stage. Hendrix Genetics strives to eliminate any negative impact daily through improving animal genetics and ensuring that its own operations are ecologically sound. It takes a holistic approach to sustainability that is only possible by measuring the impact of animal production at every stage. Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - Hendrix Genetics can gain insights into a broader range of sustainability issues.


Our strategy is founded on four strategic pillars

Four Strategic Pillars

To fulfill our mission and to realize our full potential, Hendrix Genetics is inspired to be the global leader in animal breeding. With this goal in mind, we have developed a strategy founded on strengthening four key pillars of our business:

Animal Breeding: selecting the best animals with computer based models

Animal Breeding

Animal breeding or genetics is the area of science where experts are trying to steer the frequency of certain genes by combining the most superior or desired inidividual animals to be the parents of the next generation. This process is focused on getting improved offspring who are on average better than the previous generation. Statistical models are used to compute the differences between animals and predict the genetic value of their offspring.  Information and data from all types of measurements contribute to increasingly more reliable breeding values. On the whole the science and practice of animal breeding has been a major contributing factor to the improvement made in livestock production.

Hendrix Genetics' primary activities: layer, turkey, traditional poultry, pig and aquaculture breeding.

Layer BreedingLayer Breeding  Turkey BreedingTurkey Breeding  Traditional Poultry Breeding  Pig BreedingPig Breeding  Aquaculture breedingAquaculture Breeding

Over many years, we have accumulated expertise and resources and leveraged our roots in farming to develop the relevant, high quality multi-species breeding solutions that we offer today.

Isa PoultryHybrid TurkeysHyporLandcatch Natural SelectionCaringa

Hendrix Genetics and NPM Sign MoU

Hendrix Genetics and NPM Capital, a subsidiary of family owned SHV Holdings, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for NPM to become a minority shareholder in Hendrix Genetics, alongside existing shareholders via the issuing of new shares. Completion of the transaction is expected mid-year.

Senior R&D Management Changes

With effect from January 1, 2016, Johan van Arendonk will join Hendrix Genetics as Chief Innovation & Technology Officer. Van Arendonk will take over the role of Gerard Albers, who will become Director Innovations for Hendrix Genetics Innovations B.V. - a new entity designed to foster innovations beyond the scope of current R&D projects.


Challenging the US layer market

Through the purchase of Midwest Farms LLC and two hatcheries in Pennsylvania and Virginia, ISA has created a new distribution company called “Hendrix-ISA” to serve the US market with premium quality layers and a capacity to produce close to 1 million commercial layers a week