About Hendrix Genetics

About us

Established in 2005, we are a leading multi-species breeding, genetics and technology company with primary activities in turkeys, laying hens, traditional poultry, swine, salmon, trout and shrimp. Backed by a strong portfolio of leading brands, we aim to provide innovative and sustainable genetic solutions to meet the growing global demand for food.

Hendrix Genetics has over 3,500 employees and operates locations in more than 25 countries worldwide. Ownership is held 50% by Paine Schwartz, a private equity firm focused on investment in the agribusiness sector, with the company's co-founders, Thijs Hendrix and Antoon van den Berg holding the remaining 50%.

With every new acquisition, employees and species are welcomed and integrated into Hendrix Genetics. This is done in a tailored way to share our core values while contributing a rich history. Learn more about our history and how we embrace the past to catch the future.

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Creating a brighter future with animal genetics

Improved animal performance with every generation is our core focus, but there is a guiding mission and vision behind everything we do. With these ideals in mind to guide our business, we believe that we can contribute to a brighter future. Animal breeding has a vital role to play to solve the global food challenge. Our goal is to support the global food challenge with high quality animal protein genetics. In working towards this goal, our vision is to set the standard for sustainable animal breeding.

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Our species

No matter the species, our breeding programs are designed for balance. This means the animals in our program show well-rounded, balanced performance, rather than an emphasis on one or two traits.

A balanced approach considers economic- and welfare-related traits in animal performance and creates a more sustainable path forward.

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Our brands

From 2005, the year of our founding, and on, we’ve built our business thanks to the integration of world-class brands. 15 strong genetic brands are housed under the Hendrix Genetics family. Each brand has developed years of customer trust and contributes their own unique history.

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