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Hendrix-ISA LLC to Build New Hatchery in Nebrasca, US

7 January 2016, at 12:00am

US - Hendrix-ISA (part of the Layer Business Unit of Hendrix Genetics) will expand its capacity and purchases 20 acres of land in Grand Island, Nebraska for building a new 24 million layer chick hatchery. This expansion, along with fully operating hatcheries in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and in Blackstone, Virginia, demonstrates the commitment of Hendrix-ISA in serving the US-market with premium quality day-old layer chicks.

“After a thorough exploration phase and an investigation of multiple locations and possibilities, we decided to choose Grand Island, Nebraska.” Peter Mumm, Managing Director of Hendrix-ISA LLC says.

“Nebraska is the best and safest location today to serve our growing customer base. The people, Midwestern location, and proximity to feed sources and our customers all contributed to our decision to make Grand Island the future home of our expansion.”

With biosecurity concerns in mind, the company is convinced that this location site will protect their investment in the most optimal way and secure uninterrupted delivery of day-old chicks to their customers.

The new Hendrix-ISA hatchery will provide an additional 24 million chicks a year. The intention is to have the first chicks available the first quarter of 2017.
Hendrix-ISA will continue to focus on the leading brown and white products – Isa Brown, Bovans Brown, Shaver White, Dekalb White and Bovans White. Peter Mumm: “With respect to our current products, we are excited to be (re)launching the DeKalb White. With the industry transitioning to more Aviary Systems for the production of cage free white eggs, our geneticists have designed a docile bird, we believe, will dominate that market.”

Hendrix-ISA offers the opportunity to purchase day-old chicks directly from the global leader in today’s layer genetics. The excellence of Hendrix-ISA’s genetics, our team of poultry specialists, and our world-class breeding and hatchery facilities will provide the US market with the highest quality day-old chicks and services.

With roots dating back to the first half of the 20th century, Hendrix Genetics is the globally operating breeder and distributor of the Shaver, Bovans, Dekalb, Isa, Hisex and Babcock brands. Suitable for traditional and alternative production systems, ISA’s products lay prolifically under different climatic conditions. Hendrix Genetics is a privately-held, international multi-species breeding company with activities in layer, turkey, swine, traditional poultry and aquaculture breeding. The layer Business Unit of Hendrix Genetics breeds pure line layers in seven R&D centers, located in Canada, France and the Netherlands, and produces parent stock of day-old chicks in five main production centers, located in Canada, Brazil, Netherlands, France and Indonesia. Hendrix Genetics is headquartered in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.