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Get to know our team: Scott Rowland

Scott Rowland’s day is never “normal”...

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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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Keep your poults toasty warm as winter draws near

For anyone raising turkeys, the best sight is a barn of newly placed poults, actively exploring their environment, eating and drinking, and getting a good start to their development. Especially as ...

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CT scanning offers new possibilities

Could the key to understanding breeder performance be found in CT scanning? Learn more about this innovative project led by the R&D team in France and the INRA French research center. 

Farm biosecurity: what are your areas of risk?

Biosecurity is the planned, methodical approach to securing your farm as safe and disease-free. Whether you are implementing a biosecurity plan for the first time, or re-evaluating the plan you’ve ...

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Hybrid Optima update: good news from the field

It’s been one year since the Hybrid Optima was launched as a new strain for the medium bird market, and the results from the field are in!

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Get to know our team: Trevor Aitchison

Only twenty-some years ago, Trevor Aitchison was a young, teenage turkey farmer...

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Lights: What you need to know to maximize egg production

Turkey breeders have used artificial lighting schedules for many years. As new technologies are introduced, along with changes in genetic breeding goals, there are opportunities to utilize lighting...

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Welcome James Bittle and Laura Tensa

We are excited to welcome two new team members that will play a vital role in delivering excellence within our US commercial poult business. 

Hybrid Fall Events

Do you want to connect with our team face-to-face? Experts in management and genetics will be on hand to meet with you at these key poultry shows. Come visit us at the shows below to find out more ...

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LED lighting for breeders: What to consider

A recent posting on LED lighting for commercial barns sparked a lot of interest so we have put together some recommendations to consider if switching to LED lights in a breeder facility. Before you...

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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...

Polish turkey industry welcomes producers from the USA

Dariusz Bakowski, a local turkey grower and owner of Fermy Drobiu Bakowski, based in Inowroclaw, Poland, was one of the local business owners that recently welcomed a group of turkey producers from...

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New Hatchery Manager Announced

We are pleased to welcome Samuel Macias in the role of Hatchery Manager for our new commercial hatchery in Beresford, SD. Samuel will be responsible for overseeing operations and quality in our com...

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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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Summer heat doesn't slow us down! US construction update

Progress continues at lightning speed on the Hendrix Genetics turkeys distribution network in the USA. Take a look at what we have been up to. 

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Challenges in formulating commercial turkey feeds without animal by-products

Proper feeding and management of commercial turkeys is necessary to satisfy market demands for turkey meat.  Market demand can differ based on geographic region, cultural differences and consumer p...

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New Transportation Manager for US Commercial Poult Business

We are proud to announce that Paul Lake has joined Hendrix Genetics in the turkey business unit.

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Measures to prevent heat stress: Checklist

Heat stress can pose a serious challenge to growers around the world. It is important to ready your equipment before the high heat season arrives and to ensure your staff is trained on what to do d...

Kevin Loader joins Hybrid Turkeys

As Supply Planning and Inventory Analyst, Kevin Loader joins Hybrid Turkeys to further grow the team that supports the US commercial poult business.

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Meeting with the Ministry of Animal Resources of the Ivory Coast

In the context of finding new markets for the turkey Business Unit of Hendrix Genetics, we had the honor to be received by M. Komenan Kouassi Adjoumani, the Minister of Animal Resources of Ivory Co...

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Leadership realignment to best service the turkey industry

Significant investment into Grand Parent and Parent Stock farms, hatcheries and new transportation technology reflects our commitment to the future success of the turkey industry.  As our business ...

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Three common turkey diet deficiencies

When a nutritionist is brought in to evaluate the performance of a flock, loss of appetite and lack of growth are common symptoms that something is missing from the turkeys’ diet.

Hybrid in Action: Chile

Customer success is our top priority. On a recent trip to Chile, Hybrid Turkeys and long time customer, Sopraval, met for a very successful and collaborative visit. 

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Better feed conversion lowers greenhouse gas emissions in turkeys

Improvements in feed conversion efficiency has long been included in breeding programs to offset the high cost of feed. The more efficient use of feed could easily be tied to financial gains.  Behi...

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Young Growers Club launches in France

On April 23rd, we (Hybrid Turkeys) launched the 'Club des Jeunes' in France, with 15 young turkeys production technicians in attendance from all parts of France.

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First delivery of parent stock to Iran

Hendrix Genetics Turkeys France (HGTF) sales and technical team are happy to announce the first delivery of a Hybrid parent stock (PS) flock to Iran. 

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Thinking of switching to LED lights? Read this first

Throughout the world, many turkey producers are switching to LED lights in their barns. Significant savings on electrical operating costs makes LED lighting an attractive option. Before you flip th...

Meet the Parents

If you will be receiving poults from our new turkey hatchery in Beresford, beginning in 2019, there is a chance that this flock contains the parents of the birds you will be receiving. These birds ...

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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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Turkey Breeding Update and Outlook

After attending Hybrid Turkeys webinar on Turkey Genetics 101, Treena Hein, a regular contributor for Canadian Poultry Magazine, wrote an article summarizing elements of Turkey Breeding. Treena's a...

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An update on turkey health trends

Which health issues pose the biggest risk to the US turkey industry? A group of professionals and veterinarians were recently asked this question, with some interesting trends shown.

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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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Breeder tom management to ensure high quality semen

Artificial insemination is a routine practice in the turkey breeder industry. To be successful it requires trained, competent staff and male turkeys that produce quality semen. This article will fo...

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Hybrid Spring Events

Wherever you are in the world, we want to connect with you. Experts in management and genetics will be on hand to meet with you at these key poultry events.

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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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Attending the Midwest Poultry Show? Here's what you need to know

With the move to Minneapolis there is a lot going on at this year’s show. From virtual hatchery tours to customer appreciation events, check out Hybrid's 'Must do' list below.

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Cold weather ventilation: Back to basics

The last three articles on cold weather ventilation focused on checking for leaks, controlling air flow, and monitoring gas levels. In this final segment of the series, we will head back to the bas...

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First poults placed at Minnesota farms

Placement includes first flock to supply the new Commercial Turkey Hatchery in South Dakota.

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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. ...

USA Distribution updates

Progress continues on all fronts as Hendrix Genetics builds out a full distribution network for their turkey business in the USA

VIV MEA a success

Hendrix Genetics exhibited for the very first time at the VIV MEA show in Abu Dhabi. The trade show is a split-off from the Agri ME Dubai show and is organized for the 2nd time.

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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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Young Growers Club continues to flourish

Now entering the third year of regular meetings throughout the USA, the Hybrid Turkeys Young Growers Club has built a solid foundation and continues to grow. 

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Cold weather ventilation series – Monitor gas levels

When experiencing cold weather, keeping your barn well insulated and without drafts, while producing proper air flow are the first steps to maintaining bird comfort. Following these, it is importan...

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Infection control at the molecular level

Incorporating forensic technology to catch AI early 

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Hendrix Genetics opens new grand parent turkey farm in Sennevières

On Wednesday December 6, 2017 Hendrix Genetics Turkeys France (HGTF) hosted a celebratory grand opening with clients, partners and colleagues. The opening day started with a conference, followed by...

First hatch a success!

The first hatch out of the newest Hendrix Genetics turkey hatchery was a success!

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Celebrating the success of our partners: Sopraval 50th anniversary

The success of the turkey industry depends on longstanding companies, such as Sopraval, based in Chile. It is companies like this that have paved a road of progress and innovation. 

Grand Opening of Turkey Run Farms

Turkey Run Farms opened its doors to business and community partners to view their new farms, which will house turkeys that will lay eggs for the recently completed Hendrix Genetics turkey hatchery...

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Cold weather ventilation series – Control the air flow

Preparing for cold weather involves a number of steps to ensure the turkeys in your care are comfortable throughout the winter season.

Hybrid Winter Events

Do you want to connect with our team face-to-face? Experts in management and genetics will be on hand to meet with you at these key poultry events. 

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Cold weather ventilation series - Check for leaks

Winter is coming… and just because the temperatures are beginning to drop, doesn’t mean that our work in the barns slows down.

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Dawajine 2017

The Dawajine tradeshow, held in Casablanca, Morocco, celebrated its 20th anniversary. 

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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...

Construction continues - this time on new farms

There has been a lot of mention in the news about new turkey hatcheries in the USA. In order for these hatcheries to produce poults they first need to receive eggs; which is why we are excited to s...

Genomic Selection

Hendrix Genetics’ Genomic Selection breeding program enhances accuracy for genetic selection. With this technique, we welcome our customers into a new era of genomic breeding that integrates accura...

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Water sanitation is hard work!

We are pleased to present a highly informative article on water sanitation from our guest contributor, Ross Thoreson. Ross is the President of Best Veterinary Solutions, an animal health manufactur...

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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...

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Poult Reporting Tool – A proactive approach to quality control

A tool designed to track metrics that impact poult quality in ‘real-time’ and use that information to make improvements.

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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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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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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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There’s a mouse in the (poultry) house: Exterior and interior strategies for rodent control

As the weather cools, rodents seek refuge indoors where there is easy access to food and water. Rodents are vectors for spreading disease, which can put your flock at risk, so it is important to ha...

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SPACE 2017: Here is what you missed

From September 12-15 in Rennes, France, the SPACE tradeshow welcomed over 100,000 attendees with 1,140 stands. Our team was there to meet with existing customers and prospects from France, Europe, ...

Common welfare practices applied globally

Maintaining high standards for the health and welfare of the animals in our care is one of our biggest priorities. 

Hybrid Fall Events

Do you want to connect with our team face-to-face? Experts in management and genetics will be on hand to meet with you at these key poultry shows. Come visit with us at the shows below to find out ...

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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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First parent stock delivery of turkeys to China

The successful delivery of turkeys to this new territory is just one example of how our global supply network gives customers access to Hybrid genetics anywhere in the world. 

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Attracting Millennials to Agriculture

As the average age of workers in the turkey industry continues to rise, we must consider ways to attract and invest in the next generation. To help us gain a better understanding of how we can do t...

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Keep your cool with these ventilation tips

Keeping the barn at the right temperature and humidity level is very important for the comfort and performance of our birds. Often I hear questions from customers on the best method for ventilating...

New turkey facility in Gage County breaks ground

New grandparent facility to provide turkey eggs to hatchery in Beatrice NE, USA

Innovative Grand Parent Facility Takes Shape in France

We are excited to report the progress of the new Grand Parent turkey facility in Sennevières, France. This new farm features increased capacity and the newest innovations in biosecurity.

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Summer Hatching - What do you need to watch for?

The first successful artificial hatch of eggs dates back hundreds of years and occurred in ancient Egypt, where the climate was that of a desert: hot and dry. Hatchery workers understood that egg s...

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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

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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. 

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.

Hybrid Summer Events

With the arrival of summer, the tradeshow season is slowing down; however there are still a number of important events happening around the world where you can connect with the Hybrid team.

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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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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Small but mighty: Caring for your poults to unlock their potential

Watching a flock of poults in the first days of life strutting around the barn, chirping, and eating well is one the best sights for a turkey producer. Not only because these little birds are cute ...

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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...

2017 London Poultry Show: Here's what you missed

Hybrid’s spring events circuit kicked off last week at the London Poultry Show hosted by the Poultry Industry Council in London, Ontario, Canada. The Hybrid team was fortunate enough to attend and ...

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Is your fowl acting foul? Check your feed.

Turkeys can sometimes develop aggressive behaviour towards each other and to people during the growing period.  Aggressive behaviour can be caused by management factors such as lighting, ventilatio...

Hybrid Spring Events

With the spring trade show circuit in progress and some of the most exciting conferences and networking events taking place, our team is gearing up for a busy season. Read on to discover where you ...

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...

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.

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.

Investment in new turkey hatchery, USA

This investment in a new turkey hatchery is representative of our commitment to fulfilling the needs of our clients and continuing to support the US turkey industry