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Introducing Hendrix Genetics’ first Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Hendrix Genetics has issued its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. Hendrix Genetics contributes to food security and supports the animal protein value chain with innovative and sus...

Using neuroscience to improve the health and welfare of laying hens

A multi-million European-wide project to improve the conditions of egg-laying chickens has launched today, coinciding with World Animal Day.

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Cutting edge technology to identify one in a million

Accurate measurement of animals, especially body weight and size, is one of the most labor-intensive aspects of collecting data for our breeding programs. Especially for larger animals, such as tur...

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Partnering with Fontys ICT InnovationLab

Together, we can do more. It is this mindset that drives us to actively collaborate with innovators who share our passion for new solutions. Our latest partner in innovation is the Fontys ICT Innov...

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Underwater vision technology offers advancement in aquaculture breeding selection

Hendrix Genetics and Plant & Food Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop underwater vision technology for measuring aquaculture breeding stock, using trout as a test c...

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Salmon farming in the desert

When thinking about salmon farming locations, Norway, Chile, and Scotland come to mind. Now, thanks to innovative thinking and collaboration, Dubai can be added to the list. Our salmon business in ...

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Hendrix Genetics congratulates Protix with a milestone in insect protein production

On June 11, Protix celebrated their ten-year anniversary and the opening of the world’s largest and most advanced insect farm in the world. The opening was celebrated in the presence of some esteem...

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New swine nucleus farm invests in the future

Hypor’s new nucleus farm is known as Bon Accord, named for the municipality in Saskatchewan where it is located. The name also translates to “good agreement”, a fitting name for a facility that bri...

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The Alliance to End Surgical Castration of Swine Announces Precision Breeding Successes

Multiple healthy litters of naturally castrated piglets developed through precision breeding.Male piglets are routinely castrated to improve the quality of meat for consumers by eliminating boar ta...

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Engaging at the forefront of innovation

Hendrix Genetics recently participated as an event partner of F&A Next 2019. This is one of the leading annual Agtech events worldwide and takes place at Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands. F...

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Cloud technology gives view to the future

For many organizations, migrating to cloud-based technology is a significant step forward in their IT capabilities.

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Feathering offers more than meets the eye

Good feathering is important for a bird’s health and welfare, productivity, and feed conversion. A well feathered bird is better able to regulate its body temperature and the feathers serve as dire...

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Biosecurity for a safe worldwide supply

Just as we talk about backing up our commitment to animal welfare with action, biosecurity is another area where we are putting concrete standards in place. Biosecurity programs must be reviewed, s...

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The delicate balance between genes, environment, and performance

In the scientific field, the nature vs. nurture debate is the subject of numerous studies when looking at human behavior. Are your actions and personality determined by your genes or by the environ...

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Want to study stress in laying hens?

Finding innovations in the field of animal health and welfare continues to be one of our biggest focuses. One of the ways to accomplish this is to tap into the knowledge and enthusiasm of graduate ...

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Hendrix Genetics signs MoU to enhance black tiger shrimp production in Bangladesh

A multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and Hendrix Genetics to share knowledge in the development of black tiger shrimp produc...

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Hendrix Genetics and Salmones Aysen partner to advance Coho Salmon genetics in Chile

Hendrix Genetics and Salmones Aysen have announced the signing of a Genetic Service Agreement. With this agreement in place, Hendrix Genetics will direct the coho salmon breeding and genetics progr...

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Hatchery technology: then and now

The photo above, taken in 1972, tells a compelling story about the evolution of hatchery technology. Today’s hatcheries are designed for resource efficiency, biosecurity, and built-in controls to p...

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A new brand promise for SASSO

SASSO is ready to color your world.

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Our responsible use of antibiotics

At Hendrix Genetics, we continuously seek to minimize our environmental impact. The reduction of our use of antibiotics in our farms is a key aspect of this daily work. Our objective is to use anti...

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How to explain the evolution of animal breeding in one minute

Ever felt at a loss when asked how animal breeding factors into the food chain?

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Backing up our commitment to animal welfare with action

Animal welfare is priority focus area within Hendrix Genetics. It’s easy to make this statement, but more challenging to translate this statement into real, tangible actions. With facilities all ov...

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Seven mathematicians, five days – one turkey body weight challenge

We recently participated in a fast-paced workshop in collaboration with Wageningen University. SWI is an event where mathematicians work in groups to examine six industry challenges from a variety ...

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Hendrix Genetics @ IPPE 2019

Did you get a chance to stop by the Hendrix Genetics booth the International Production and Processing Expo this year? Here’s what you missed.

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Hendrix Genetics and Nutreco partner to deliver sustainable shrimp solutions in Ecuador

Hendrix Genetics, in partnership with Nutreco and Ecuacultivos, will invest in Ecuador to establish a state-of-the-art shrimp hatchery. The hatchery will deliver high quality, high health Pacific w...

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New products launched for Chilean salmon industry

At the outset of our salmon breeding program in Chile and by building the most sophisticated salmon genetics center, we have had sentinels placed in all salmon producing regions.

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Watch the first of our new video series – We are Hendrix Genetics

We are pleased to present the first of Hendrix Genetics’ video series: We are Hendrix Genetics.

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Breed4Food shares research on the environmental impact of animal breeding

Recent results from a study conducted in partnership with Wageningen University, Breed4Food, and Hendrix Genetics show the environmental impact of different species in relation to their contributio...

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Let’s help feed the world together, what do you value most?

At the end of the year we always look back to see what we have accomplished, how we can improve and how to best continue our way forward. Bringing you innovations, sustainability and much more coll...

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Alternative Turkey Breed Acquires 1-star “Better Life” Quality Label

Across all areas of the marketplace, consumers are demanding choice. More and more subscribe to the belief that what we buy reflects who we are. Food production is no different, and with this appet...

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Hendrix Genetics hosts grand opening of new turkey hatchery in South Dakota

83,000 square foot facility to hatch commercial turkeys for the North American market35 million egg capacity60 new positions to support hatchery operationsHatchery represents a $25 million investme...

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Investing in better supply and better breeds for African farmers

We are excited to announce that Hendrix Genetics has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve poultry production in Africa.  The goals of the Sustaina...

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Hendrix Genetics to work with African farmers to develop their preferred chickens

Hendrix Genetics receives grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of African poultry farmers

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Building a sustainable competitive edge

Most organizations start pursuing sustainability as a reactive measure. They think of it as ways to save energy, reduce waste and cut back on water. Other companies may have faced the negative effe...

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Shaping our future together

Connecting industry leaders is important. Economy and efficiency have driven the industry for many years and many improvements have been realized. With the arrival of generation Y (also known as Mi...

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Hendrix Genetics Innovations goes beyond genetics

Animal breeding and genetics is at the core of our business and in this field we are closely connected and involved in many new developments. 

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Unlocking genetic potential

The proper measurement of phenotypic traits is the cornerstone of our animal breeding program. As new traits come into focus, new technology and techniques must be developed. This fundamental step ...

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Fostering a culture of innovation

Whether you are receiving a truckload of turkey poults in Nebraska or 200 000 trout eggs in the Peruvian highlands, you expect a high quality product and expert support from Hendrix Genetics. It al...

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Investing in a new generation of growers

Across the world young growers are taking over family farms, joining co-ops or signing up with large integrated companies. Hendrix Genetics, through Hybrid Turkeys want to support them to ensure th...

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Rooted in right from the start

To say that our products are right from the start is easy, to live according to this fundamental principle is another thing entirely. 

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Donald Shaver - In Memoriam

On July 28th, in his 98th year, Dr. Donald Shaver passed away in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Donald Shaver was the founder of Shaver Poultry Breeding Farms and was known as an icon and pioneer in t...

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Creating a sustainable and prosperous future for aquaculture

In June of 2018 the world’s leading experts were brought together in Norway at the Hendrix Genetics sponsored AquaVision 2018. Dr. George Chamberlain presented a keynote presentation where he share...

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A record period of investment in the USA

We continue to invest significantly across our portfolio of species from coast to coast. Find out where our latest investments have been made and what that means for the industry. 

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Community support in action

Hendrix Genetics firmly believes that being a responsible corporate citizen not only makes good business sense, but it is the right thing to do. As a company colleagues are empowered, supported and...

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In house IT breeding specialists fuel our genetic engine

Let us introduce you to what powers our genetic engine and how our specialists harness big data to create value for the animal protein chain.

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Hendrix Genetics making a splash at AquaVision 2018

Hendrix Genetic sponsors AquaVision 2018, where Dr. Chamberlain will address the conference about the future of the shrimp industry as one of the keynote speakers. 

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Rodrigo Torrijo elected to SalmonChile board of directors

Rodrigo Torrijo of Hendrix Genetics to sit on the board of directors for SalmonChile.

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Advancing Africa’s poultry outcomes through collaboration

We have entered and invested in a partnership that will advance R&D and overall excellence in the industry throughout the continent. 

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Advanced genetic solutions will improve animal welfare

Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets.

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Laying hens unlock natural defences to ward off disease

A new genetic link to the immune system in laying hens has been discovered that could result in laying hens being born resistant to many diseases.  

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Artificial intelligence project opens new possibilities in swine

The swine AI (Artificial Intelligence) project that Hendrix Genetics and its partner BrainCreators are working on, is using AI to predict individual slaughterhouse traits for swine before they are ...

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Doing our part to support the local community

Family and community are at the core of the agriculture industry. It’s for this reason, we are so proud to highlight the success of our yearly community giving campaign in Canada. 

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The cycle of feed and food, what is sustainable long term?

Is it efficient to grow crops to feed animals if it could also be used for human food? 

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An insight into the Genetics Applied to Livestock Production World Congress

In February of this year, the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production was held. Get to know the insights, trends and key outcomes of the event. 

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Hendrix Genetics, first to be certified in France and Poland for PAACO

Our commitment to animal welfare is a top priority, this step is important for standardizing and auditing our efforts on a global scale. 

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Troutlodge improves resistance to Bacterial Cold Water Disease using Genomic selection

Recent disease challenges performed by Troutlodge in cooperation with the USDA show fantastic results for genomic selection. 

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Growing sustainability from the grassroots

Sustainability is a term that has been a business buzzword for some time now. To some it means caring for the environment, to others it could mean making financial decisions with an eye to the long...

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Partnering with Protix on insect breeding

Hendrix Genetics is always looking at innovative ways to be more sustainable while creating value. We have decided to enter into a partnership with Protix, the leader in insect protein production. ...

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Susceptibility to pre-natal stress in laying hens

This study provides more insight into how different variables affect the overall health of future generations of laying hens. 

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Improving breeding to combat Amoebic Gill Disease in Salmon

Hendrix Genetics, along with its partners, work to use animal breeding to combat AGD in salmon.

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Hendrix Genetics swine geneticists innovate for efficiency and results

Innovative breakthrough in swine genetics to be presented at WCGALP in New Zealand

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Genomic Application Partnership Program update

After receiving substantial funding from Genome Canada in the Spring of 2017, the turkey genomics selection project is in full gear with multiple papers already set to be presented at the World Con...

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New blockchain project involving turkeys and animal welfare

Hendrix Genetics has teamed up with some of Europe’s industry leaders to use blockchain to provide a transparent, efficient, supply chain that is compliant with the the one-star animal welfare stan...

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Infection control at the molecular level

Incorporating forensic technology to catch AI early 

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A passing of the torch

Raf Beeren introduced to Canada as the new Managing Director Turkeys.

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Hendrix Genetics announces CFO retirement and successor appointment

Hendrix Genetics announced today the retirement of its Chief Financial Officer(CFO), Luc Claessens, effective March 31, 2018. Mariëtte Ferrari, who is currently serving as the company’s Director ER...

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Seasons greetings

Hendrix Genetics would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year. We would also like to reflect back and hear from you. 

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Hendrix Genetics appoints new Managing Director Swine

Following the appointment of Raf Beeren as Managing Director Business Unit Turkeys, Hendrix Genetics announced that Luis Prieto Garcia will succeed Raf Beeren in the position of Managing Director B...

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Hendrix Genetics’ swine are winning over Central and South America

Hendrix Genetics, through its swine brand Hypor is experiencing tremendous growth in Latin America. Various factors, which range from a great product that offers true value for money, to hands on c...

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Hendrix Genetics opens innovative Chilean aquaculture breeding center

Located in Catripulli, in the commune of Curarrehue, the center was inaugurated this Tuesday 21. It will produce eyed  eggs of Atlantic salmon and sea trout. Optimizing the competitiveness of the C...

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Partnerships are fundamental to success

Success in business can be measured in many ways. Hendrix Genetics believes that to have a strong bottom line, we need to be successful on many fronts. Our salmon breeding program in Chile is an ex...

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Top management changes to realize our ambitious plans

Hendrix Genetics’ ambitious Vision 2020 plan calls for significant growth and investment. A successful transition of the organization structure is part of the plan and a natural step in the develop...

Revolutionary Kipster Layer Farm Opened

In September the first Kipster farm was officially opened. This is the most state-of-the-art layer farm in the world. Hendrix Genetics is a proud partner in this concept and the first Dekalb White ...

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Advancing shrimp breeding to meet the growing demand

Shrimp may be a tiny animal, but they punch above their weight in several fronts. It is the fastest growing protein in aquaculture and a major source of income for many coastal areas globally. Shri...

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Hendrix Genetics hosts grand opening of new turkey hatchery in Nebraska

A rare opportunity presented itself to the local community, government and city officials, when they were invited to tour and learn about the new Hendrix Genetics parent stock turkey hatchery in Be...

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Hendrix Genetics moves into shrimp breeding

Hendrix Genetics partners with Integrated Aquaculture International LLC (iAqua) to accelerate the Kona Bay shrimp breeding program based in Hawaii and Malaysia.

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Supplying solutions from science to society

The third Hendrix Genetics Academy focused on using the connection between science and industry professionals to search together for solutions to ensure a safe, sustainable and affordable food supp...

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Strengthening the industries health goals with better biosecurity

Since 2016 a Hendrix Genetics core team has worked on improving biosecurity around the globe. How can we face disease challenges in poultry and swine? Normally we talk about progressing genetic res...

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Hendrix Genetics breaks ground on new commercial turkey hatchery

There was an air of excitement in Beresford, South Dakota today as Hendrix Genetics and local officials welcomed the community to a ground-breaking ceremony on their new commercial turkey hatchery....

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From big data to smart data

The world cannot stop talking about the power of big data. Big data offers possibilities to organizations. Tapping into the data Hendrix Genetics has reveals patterns, trends and associations. It i...

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Hendrix Genetic proud partner of innovative layer farm concept

On September 15, the first innovative Kipster layer farm was officially opened. Hendrix Genetics is supporter and proud partner of this concept. The first flock of 24,000 Dekalb White laying hens w...

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New products to meet changing demands

At this year’s SPACE trade show in Rennes-France, Hendrix Genetics has launched several new product solutions to meet the changing demands of the French market in poultry and swine. With the Hybrid...

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The Hendrix Genetics research advantage

Hendrix Genetics has a large pool of talented researchers. They thrive in a collaborative, innovative and sustainable environment. All while focusing on creating value for the animal protein value ...

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Perfect layers for a changing US market

Hendrix Genetics’ layer breeds are ideally suited to the changing US market. The demand for cage-free systems is growing, driven by animal welfare concerns. White birds are easier to manage in a ca...

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Hendrix Genetics Academy III

Two years ago we welcomed 100 invitees. Together we explored ways in “Accelerating the future”. We wanted to supply solutions faster for the growing world population. The professional food supply c...

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Official opening new trout egg incubation facility

Hendrix Genetics is investing in the growing aquaculture industry. Shortly after the acquisition of Troutlodge, the world's leading supplier of trout genetics, the renovation of the trout egg incu...

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New ergonomic insemination facilitator developed

Innovation is one of the strategic pillars of Hendrix Genetics. We are researching and implementing solutions to improve the results within the different parts of the animal protein chain. Animals ...

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Hendrix Genetics partners with Heering and Veit on new distribution fleet

New, modern fleet to include 16 vehicles to transport Hybrid eggs and poults throughout the USANew fleet represents a $5 million investment in advanced logistics for the USA turkey industry

Reducing our footprint, decrease CO₂ in logistics

As part of a global movement against climate change, ALS, the specialized trucking company of Hendrix Genetics in France, has signed up for a voluntary program designed by the French authorities to...

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Hendrix Genetics announces new commercial hatchery in Beresford, SD

Strategically located turkey hatchery to provide 30 million day-old Hybrid poults.Hendrix Genetics estimates over 100 temporary and permanent jobs will be created because of the project. Commercial...

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Jerry Moye appointed new member of International Advisory Board

Hendrix Genetics has appointed Jerry Moye as new member of its International Advisory Board (IAB).  The appointment takes effect on 22 June 2017. 

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The value of sharing

Better breeding today for a brighter life tomorrow means collaborating on a higher level with the animal protein chain partners to solve issues that make the entire chain more sustainable. We were ...

Creating fresh currents in aquaculture

We at Hendrix Genetics, believe in the synergetic effects that come from having a portfolio of multispecies breeding programs. Besides critical mass in resources and infrastructure, being a multisp...

VIV Russia 2017: Here's what you missed

On May 23-25, VIV Russia was held in Moscow with a high number of local attendees as well as those from neighboring countries. Below are some of the highlights from the show.

Turkey Vision gathers industry leaders in Toronto

Turkey Vision Toronto took place on May 16-18, 2017, gathering together leaders from North and South America to focus on the future of the industry.

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Traditional poultry in strategic partnership with Sasso

With the growing market for tradition and taste, Sasso and Hendrix Genetics have joined forces in traditional broiler breeding. Hendrix Genetics recognized the interest in traditional poultry sever...

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Hybrid Turkeys receives funding for $6 million genomic selection project

Academia, government, industry partners and funding recipients attended a press conference at the University of Guelph on Friday as Kate Young, Canadian Parliamentary Secretary for Science, announc...

Hendrix Genetics helps feed local kids

A team from Hendrix Genetics, along with parents, students and other community partners, volunteered at a local school to celebrate the success of the Live Free Campaign that raises money to help f...

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Hendrix Genetics updates animal welfare globally

Hendrix Genetics has developed a new robust global animal welfare policy over the last two years. As animals are our biggest asset, we believe that ongoing improvements in our animal welfare progra...

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Hendrix Genetics innovates with blockchain

Blockchain is the hottest technology that’s available today. It has the potential to make processes more democratic, secure, transparent, and efficient. Now that the technology is available, we bel...

Chairman Hendrix Genetics’ International Advisory Board Retires

Richard van Wijnbergen has retired as Chairman of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Hendrix Genetics on April 20, 2017. He will be succeeded by Aalt Dijkhuizen, member of the board since 20...

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Hendrix Genetics’ Genetic Engine

Our core activities are organized to accelerate and enlarge the genetic engine of a breeding program. Everything we do revolves around gaining genetic progress with the animals we breed and the tra...

Supporting the innovative laying hen farm of Kipster

Kipster, a new Dutch company, is set to build an innovative laying hen house. Hendrix Genetics teams up with the four entrepreneurs of Kipster. It will be the most modern laying hen farm in the wor...

Layer Vision

The new layer magazine from Hendrix Genetics, formally known as ISA Focus

Hybrid Turkeys announces major investments in USA supply chain.

Hybrid Turkeys announces major investments in USA supply chain. US market to receive day old commercial turkeys direct from primary breeder. Top quality poults to meet the demands of the modern ind...

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Hendrix Genetics and Mobarakandish Sign Agreement to Produce Troutlodge Eggs in Iran

Hendrix Genetics, through its 100% subsidiary Troutlodge Inc, the world leader in trout genetics and production of trout eggs and Mobarakandish, a leading animal breeding company in Iran, owned by ...

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Management Changes in Hendrix Genetics’ Troutlodge Operations

Effective January 1st, 2017, Mr. Keith Drynan has been appointed as General Manager of Troutlodge Inc. In this position, he will take over full responsibilities from Mr. Steve Brown who simultaneou...

Genomic Selection in the Turkey Breeding Program

Hendrix Genetics has been applying genomic selection in the pig and layer breeding programs for several years already and we are now excited to announce recent initiatives to integrate this technol...

Hendrix Genetics Pledges $68,000 to Local Nutrition Programs

Hendrix Genetics is committed to giving back, not only to the industries in which we do business, but also to the communities in which we work.

Hendrix Genetics shows fresh new look at EuroTier

EuroTier, the world's largest animal livestock show, has opened its doors for the 2016 edition. Hendrix Genetics presents a fresh new look to the audience as a result of a revised brand strategy.

Hendrix Genetics on the brink of a new era

We would like to explain our new story, paint you our future and how this affects all of us.

Research alliance to improve aquaculture and livestock breeding

The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Hendrix Genetics, a global leader in animal breeding, have established a research agreement to improve the sustainability of animal production. 

Hybrid in action - Russia

The Russian turkey industry is rapidly evolving and we are pleased to highlight recent activities in this region.

Hendrix Genetics Showcases $200,000 Investment in North American Poultry Laboratory

Providing high health, salmonella-negative flocks and ensuring clean and pathogen-free facilities are our top priority. For this reason, we are proud to highlight the recent expansion of our North ...

Enhanced efforts in feed conversion

Feed conversion measurement is an important part of our pedigree breeding program. We have implemented an enhanced prototype in order to provide more information on each individual bird.