Continuous improvement of our genetics
With our balanced breeding programs contributing to improved genetic potential of our breeds to help the industry reduce impact on the environment we are also able to improve animal welfare traits creating more resilient animals.
Layers– Chronic stress is at the core of many of the challenges in egg production. As member of the Chicken Stress consortium we aim to understand how the stress response is regulated in the avian brain. This study comprised of 14 projects into different factors of poultry stress responsiveness has the objective to change industry conditions to maximize welfare and productivity.
火鸡– Genome Canada’s Genomic Application Partnership Program (GAPP) grants $6 million of funding to Hendrix Genetics for基因选择的项目to improve the health, welfare and productivity of Hybrid’s turkeys.
水产养殖–Hendrix genetics partnered with The Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, leadinggenomic selection research对阿米巴鳃病，改善生产，动物福利和可持续发展的鲑鱼养殖业。
Swine– Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, thisalliancehopes to end the surgical castration of male piglets.
Access to enhanced genetics
Hendrix Genetics has completed extensive research in the dynamics of global food markets to anticipate producer needs and has increased the scale of its distribution operations to secure supply chains that help meet these global demands. Across the globe Hendrix Genetics invests continuously in securing easy access to the best eggs, chicks, poults, piglets, smolts and semen.
With high demand for higher quality poultry products, Hendrix Genetics found for an innovative solution and invested in and launched a commercial distribution network allowing commercial turkey growers the opportunity to purchase Hybrid Turkeys genetics direct from the primary breeder.
Hendrix Genetics also invested in a US distribution network to ensure supply to egg farmers across America. Now delivering 60 million-day-old-chicks to the USA, giving the industry access and choice for multiple products, in both white and brown eggs and suitable for a variety of production systems.
The Sustainable Access to Poultry Parental Stock to Africa (SAPPSA) project was designed to provide better supply and genetic solutions for African poultry farmers. Through this project, Hendrix Genetics is providing support to local farmers in feeding the growing population with nutritious protein.
Partnered with Nutreco and Ecuacultivos, Hendrix Genetics has Invested in a state-of-the-art shrimp hatchery in Ecuador, delivering high-quality Kona Bay Pacific whiteleg shrimp post larvae to Ecuadorian farmers, delivering value and efficiency to the Ecuadorian industry.
Hypor genetics are becoming widely available across the South American continent through partnerships with leading companies in various countries. These countries include Ecuador, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Guatemala, Panama and Costa Rica. As a national distributor of high-quality swine genetics, these companies will produce parent stock sows and terminal boars locally, genetically linked with the strategic nucleus farms in Canada.
As part of our global standards, we are working to develop a structured biosecurity plan. Once fully completed, the program will include required health status, risk assessments, standard operating procedures (SOPs), health monitoring and screening, training and auditing. This plan also involves minimum standards across all of Hendrix Genetics as well as a structured plan for each species.
Transporting protocols are also extremely important in preserving the high health of our animals. Biosecurity is key when transportation our animals as this is one of the biggest risks to introducing disease on a farm. Standards have been set for transportation including thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting, downtime, and screening to ensure the health of our animals and decrease the spread of disease risks. Following the implementation of the program and auditing, the biosecurity program will be fine-tuned to develop even more improvements for the future.