Published on July 13, 2017
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 incubation facility started. Recently, Congressman Dave Reichert cut the ribbon dedicating the completion and use of the newly remodeled facility in Bonney Lake, Washington.
With the new facility, Troutlodge can incubate eggs at several different temperatures to facilitate customer requirements, as well as sterilizing and reusing the incubation water several times. The newly remodeled facility can hold and incubate as many as 100 million trout eggs at any one time. With this capacity the incubation hatchery is one of the largest privately owned trout egg incubation facilities in the world.
The new Troutlodge incubation facility is of critical importance to retaining jobs in the 8th Congressional District. Each year their 60 employees work hard to produce about 500 million trout eggs, of which the vast majority are exported. This is a great example of how exports help drive business and support jobs. It is also one of the reasons I am a committed advocate for trade and will continue fighting to open new markets for American businesses and workers
Breeding technology, developed globally, applied locally
Hendrix Genetics' central Aquaculture R&D team has a focus on balanced breeding and simplified choices, and works very closely with all local specialists who are dedicated to quality of product and customer service. The company's aquaculture breeding philosophy is simple: breed fish that grow well and survive. Combined with the genetic support of the Hendrix Genetics Research & Technology Centre, Troutlodge top quality, disease-free Rainbow trout eggs are selected for high survival and growth for customers in 50 countries around the world. With Troutlodge, Hendrix Genetics is the largest and leading supplier of live trout eggs.
Hendrix Genetics is investing in the growing industry of aquaculture genetics since 2011. Although our roots in salmon breeding date back to 1980, and rainbow trout even longer to 1945. Today, our offer in aquaculture includes: two leading brands, Troutlodge and Landcatch. We operate fourteen breeding and production locations on three continents and deliver top genetics to the global aquaculture industry.