Animal welfare initiatives
Setting the highest possible animal welfare standards at the beginning of the chain is vitally important to us. We have established a solid sustainability program. And we are proud to live up to our slogan Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.
Ensuring consistent high welfare standards across the world
Today one third of our breeding goals are welfare focused. Our breeding programs are designed to create an animal food chain where the interventions demanded by modern farming are minimized, or rendered unnecessary by the inherent traits and behaviors of our breeds. Across all our species selection for resilience and robustness aims to breed animals that can recover from inevitable challenges without antibiotics.
For each Hendrix Genetics’ species we have developed an animal welfare program tailored to the characteristics of the animals and the specific regulations of the sector. These standards are applied consistently across the world and always exceed the standards expected by local regulations. Next, all employees must sign our animal welfare policy, whether they have direct contact with animals or not.
We now lead the sector and we have made significant progress on the four mandatory issues we identified at the outset: animal welfare, use of antibiotics, biosecurity and health & safety.