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Join the 2021 HIPRA World Poultry Virtual Congress

Being aware of the current pandemic situation and despite the limitations and restrictions that this entails, we know that animal production is essential in order to provide high quality animal prote…

Obituary of Winston Westcott

Winston Westcott, a much-loved veteran of the poultry sector passed away unexpectedly, at his home in Somerset, on Wednesday 14 April 21. After a lifetime in farming and poultry, Winston was well kno…

Management Guide for Hot and Tropical Climates is available

During the past decade, the highest growth in the world’s egg production took place in (semi-) tropical regions. Asia, Africa, south and central America are the continents that have experienced massi…

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Changing poultry housing systems, having the right breed for the right system

Housing systems of laying hens have changed significantly in the last decades. In Europe, Oceania and the Northern America’s, a steady increase has been shown in keeping laying hens in cage-free hous…

One of our favorite Italian egg-recipes: the frittata

Frittatas are the ultimate weekend or Easter brunch recipe as they’re very easy to make. We will share a recipe to make a perfect frittata. Making frittata allows you to be creative with food, especi…

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The brother males

On average, one male chick is born for each laying hen bred. In many countries across the globe, the “brother males” are not used for meat production as they fierce strong competition from the highly…

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The role of eggs in sustainable food systems

In 2021, the UN Secretary General will convene a Food Systems Summit to launch ‘bold new actions’ to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, delivering progress on the UN Sustainable …

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Insects, Feed for the Future?

With the continuously growing world population, the demand for eggs is expected to grow at least as fast. Their high nutritional value, their overall availability and their long-lasting shelf life, c…

Layer Vision, Issue 24 Now Available

In this edition of Layer Vision we discuss our collaboration on trending topics facing the egg industry. Recently, we are seeing more interest in parts of Europe to grow male layers. A practice that …

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First identification of human cases of avian influenza A (H5N8) infection

On 20 February 2021, Russian authorities reported the detection of influenza A(H5N8) virus infection in seven poultry workers in an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus …

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Latest trends and developments in the global egg industry

Peter van Horne, economic analyst of the International Egg Commission presented the latest trends and developments of the global egg industry last October for the IEC community. The Full presentation…

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Free entrance tickets to visit Eurotier

Consumers increasingly want to know where the food they consume comes from. To meet this requirement, processors and the food trade are demanding the traceability of each individual lot over the enti…

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The 2021 U.S. Top Egg Company Survey estimates have been released by Egg Industry (WATTPoultry)

The yearly survey, performed by Egg Industry (WATTPoultry),shows that the top 68 US egg producers have added 3 million birds in 2020. When looking to the December 22, 2020, USDA Chicken and Eggs repo…

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Eggs, an Eggcelent source of vitamin D

Already since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak it has been suggested that COVID-19 risk and severity is increased in Vitamin D deficient patients. Having sufficient levels of vitamin D plays a …

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Strong partnerships and excellent product performance result in vast growth in Saudi Arabia and the GCC

Saudi Arabia is self-sufficient in the production of their eggs. They export their surplus of eggs, mainly to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Nearly all the birds are housed in conven…

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60 years of Random Sample Testing at the North Carolina Layer Performance and management test.

It has been more than 60 years since the 1st tests at the North Carolina Random Sample Egg Laying Test were performed. The very first tests were conducted in 1958, and the most recent tests (40th) ha…

News from Brazil: scientific study after different Marek's disease vaccination programs

Marek's disease is an important neoplastic disease in birds caused by a serotype 1 specific herpesvirus; it is controlled by vaccination. In commercial breeders and layers in Brazil, current vac…

Hendrix Genetics is supporting HenTrack

We are pleased to announce that Hendrix Genetics Layers will support HenTrack, an innovative research project led by Dr. Michael Toscano, the Group Leader of the Center of proper Housing of Poultry a…

All about Biosecurity

Achieving good results with your flock depends highly on the health status of your birds. A good health status is very important for two main reasons: Healthy animals are more efficient producers, as…

Egg Snowmen

Egg snowmen are made of hard-boiled eggs (the whites), filled with the traditional “devil” egg yolks. They are easy to prepare, fun to make together with your (grand)children, inexpensive to make and…

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The importance of a healthy liver

Liver condition is extremely important for an excellent egg production, as the egg yolk is produced by the liver. A healthy liver is linked with a high egg production capacity. The liver is involved …

Incredible Egg News: An "XXXXXXL" egg

A free-range ISA Brown laying hen from the Spanish region of La Serena has produced an egg of 182 grams. Imagine this is almost three times larger than a regular egg, and most interesting of all, the…

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Hendrix Genetics appoints Jolanda van Haarlem as future CEO

Hendrix Genetics, global multi-species animal genetics company, announces the appointment of Jolanda van Haarlem as Chief Executive Officer. She will join Hendrix Genetics as from March 1, 2021 and a…

Serving the egg industry for 50 years, a big thank you to Josie Arman

Josie Arman to retire after a remarkable 50 years of devotion to the UK egg and poultry sector.

Joice and Hill, the great winner of the UK'S national Egg and Poultry Awards 2020

The National Egg & Poultry Awards is a prestigious awards ceremony  backed by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) and the British Poultry Council (BPC). They honor and reflect achievement, ex…

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Country highlight, Russia

Russia is one of the largest egg-producing countries in the world, being home to around 125,000,000 laying hens in 2018. Most are housed in conventional cage systems, and while it is mostly slanted t…

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Biosecurity has never been so important as now

As the world is fighting against an invisible enemy (COVID-19), we realize even better that the poultry sector is doing this all the time. Now we are so focused on Covid-19 we should not forget the b…

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Hendrix Genetics Strengthens North American Technical Service Team

In effort to support our growing West Coast business, Hendrix Genetics is pleased to announce that we are strengthening our Technical Service Support Team with the new addition of Breq Bedell.

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Global trends in egg production

Global consumers continue to grow increasingly concerned about where their food comes from and how it is produced. This trend is especially influential on egg production and the housing systems in wh…

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Poultry Disease section available online

Poultry are kept all over the world for various reasons. They are one of the cheapest sources of animal protein and can be kept by anyone, even in backyards. All over the world, brown, black and whit…

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Another 500 egg story

The Dekalb did it again, 503.3 eggs per hen housed in even less than 99 weeks! Another flock of Dekalb White has reached an impressive milestone; they have been able to produce an average of 503.3 eg…

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Happy world Egg Day!

For centuries, eggs have played a major role in feeding families around the globe. They are an unbeatable package when it comes to versatility and top-quality protein at a very affordable price. And …

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We crack millions of eggs to make sure yours won’t!

Breeding laying hens is not just about selecting the best birds for improved persistency, higher productivity or better livability. Breeding the perfect egg is essential when it comes to breeding lay…

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8 Egg facts you might not knew

Eggs are packed in protein and rich in nutrients, and luckily one of the most affordable superfoods you can buy. Next to nutritious, they are also super delicious! Below we have listed some amazing f…

Layer Vision, Issue 23 Now Available

First of all, we hope that you, your families, friends and your colleagues are in good health in these challenging times. The COVID-19 virus has also affected us and our beloved ones, but let’s hope …

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Kipster, the most animal and environmentally friendly chicken farm in the world

Kipster claims to be the most animal and environmentally friendly poultry farm in the world, and it just might be. The concept, which puts hen health and welfare at the heart of the business, distanc…

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Schothorst Feed Research Seminar

Extended laying period for laying hens, where do we stand in 2020?

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The Dekalb did it again

503.3 eggs per hen housed in even less than 99 weeks!

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Adjusting egg size to market needs via management

Profitability of a layer flock will certainly depend on the ability to produce high number of first quality eggs of the most suitable size for each market. Egg producers usually make their decisions …

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Customer highlight: Westwind Poultry Farms

Westwind Poultry Farm’s mission is summed up as “working to hatch a better tomorrow”.

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Mexican Egg Market Leads by Example

Mexico is well known for its rich history, pleasant weather, pristine beaches and vibrant culture, but did you know that Mexico is also one of the biggest table egg producers in the world?

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Chicken stress using neuroscience to improve the health and welfare of laying hens

Hendrix Genetics is one of 20 partners working together as part of The ChickenStress European Training Network (ETN)

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ISA continues to grow in China

by Mu Shi JiBeijing NongXiao Poultry Industry imported 13,000 ISA GPS chicks

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Increased focus on sustainability: breeding the long-life layer

Genetic progress in laying hens has never been so clearly visible in the field throughout the past decades.

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Considerations for better hatchability

The success of the continuous supply of day-old chicks is highly dependent on both fertility and hatchability.

New management guide for alternative systems published online

The management guide for alternative housing systems has been updated by our team of technical experts.

Lemon Pavlova

The pavlova cake has been popular since it was created more than a century ago, it truly is an all-time favorite. Many varieties are known, but the Lemon Pavlova works so well because the sweetness o…

Reaching 500 eggs in Honduras!

During the Atlanta Poultry Show, Hendrix Genetics recognised an egg producer from Honduras with an award for their excellence in egg production. They have managed a flock of more than 90.000 Dekalb W…

Achieving 500 Eggs in 100 Weeks in Free Range conditions in the United Kingdom

A flock of 32.000 Dekalb White birds reached 500.1 eggs at the age of 100 weeks at Wellington Farm in Bishops Frome (UK). Despite the harsh climatic conditions, e.g. it is raining more than 50% of th…

Layer Vision, Issue 22 Now Available

All over the world, eggs continue to be an important source of protein. Affordable, nutritious and versatile, no matter your culture, eggs have a place on the global menu. However, each region has th…

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Insight on 2019 and beyond

As 2019 draws to a close and we enter a new decade in 2020, we’d like to reflect on past accomplishments and plans for the new year. Throughout another busy year, it has been an honor and a pleasure …

What is Egg Quality

As a result of the large diversity in the potential uses of eggs and the subsequent demands of the consumer, it is quite a challenge to define egg quality according to everyone’s standard.

Schothorst Feed Research achieves 510,7 eggs

We’re pleased to highlight another successful flock that has surpassed 500 eggs per hen housed. Schothorst Feed Research is an independent research organization, based in the Netherlands, that develo…

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Celebrating World Egg Day 2019

As members of the egg industry, we're proud to take a day to celebrate the power of the egg: World Egg Day 2019.

Using neuroscience to improve the health and welfare of laying hens

A multi-million European-wide project to improve the conditions of egg-laying chickens has launched today, coinciding with World Animal Day.

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Layer Vision, Issue 21 Now Available

We have so many great stories to share from the last few months in the laying hen world.

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Producer achieves 500 eggs in an organic system

It is with great pleasure that we recognize the first Dekalb White to reach over 500 eggs within 100 weeks of age in an organic system.

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A multi-generational visit from Young Kong Farms

The Huang family, founders of Young Kong Farms, visited the Ploufragan head office in France.

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Bridging the gap between nations for successful cage-free transition

The transition to cage-free housing has left many egg producers in the US and Canada with questions on how to implement this new system successfully. For egg producers that have used the same systems…

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Eggs: Friend or Foe?

We know that eggs are a nutrient-dense food, a rich source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and choline. However, scientific opinion on th…

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Reaching 500 eggs in Brazil!

When we started our breeding mission of reaching 500 eggs in 100 weeks, we were aiming to achieve this by the year 2020.

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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 the…