Space 2017

Published on Sept. 18, 2017

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, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Discussions with growers and partners were focused on animal welfare, antibiotic free production and performance improvements. Below are some more highlights from the show

Hybrid Optima is launched

At SPACE, we were excited to launch our new strain: Hybrid Optima. This new product is specifically designed for the heavy medium market and named for its optimal results in increased breast meat yield and impressive daily gain. The first technical results have shown improvements in FCR, body weight with wet litter, and good temperament.

To celebrate, we awarded grower Thomas Gagneron and his technician, Sylvain Pinel for achieving the best Optima flock results. Gagneron and Pinel stated that the key to success was a good combination of ventilation, temperature, water quality, and litter management. Along with the award, Gagneron received a technical tool kit complete with thermometer, CO2 meter, and luxmeter in order to continuously improve his results.

Optima award Space2017
Left to right: Owen Willems (Hybrid geneticist), Thomas Gagneron and Sylvain Pinel (Huttepain Aliments)

Hendrix Genetics features new products to meet changing demands

Not only did we celebrate the launching of the Hybrid Optima, but Hendrix Genetics exhibited a number of new product solutions to meet the changing demands of the French market in poultry and swine. 

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