July 2, 2019, by Teun van de BraakBridging 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…
April 30, 2019, by Teun van de BraakHendrix Genetics outperform the competition in the 40th North Carolina Layer Performance and Management Test
The North Carolina Layer Performance and Management Test is an annual, independent trial meant to assist the poultry industry in evaluating the performance of the top commercial layer products in var…
Sept. 11, 2018Hendrix Genetics Layers awarded AI Free Compartment status
All Hendrix Genetics Layers' breeding complexes, GPS farms, rearing farms, and hatcheries in the Netherlands have been awarded AI Free compartment status by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Author…
July 27, 2018, by Hans van SleeuwenEuropean technical distributors meeting held in the Netherlands
Sharing knowledge and connecting individuals in the value chain is one of our aims as an industry leader. A recent technical distributor meeting held in Uden, The Netherlands was one example putting …
June 27, 2018, by Paulien RuttenHow to feed layers for longer production cycles and high performance
When layers are kept in production for 100 weeks instead of 60 or 80 weeks, egg output and the associated export of nutrients is much higher. High performing birds need a perfect feeding strategy to …
May 3, 2018, by Frans van SambeekLaying hens unlock natural defences to ward off disease
A new genetic link to the immune system in laying hens has been discovered that could result in laying hens being born resistant to many diseases.
March 21, 2018, by Johan van ArendonkAn 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.
March 11, 2018, by Peter ArtsContinuing to build strong connections in South Africa
With such a dynamic and growing market, we are excited to report our latest activities in Africa. Representatives from our sales and technical team recently visited Dekalb customers in South Africa t…
Oct. 13, 2017ISA Brown Distributor Panovo Hosts First Technical Seminar
The first seminar for new distributor was held in the Western Balkans Region , NP Panić Trade.
Oct. 3, 2017, by Paulien RuttenNutrition in alternative housing systems for layers
Transitioning from a cage system to an alternative housing system, either cage free or within an aviary system, requires careful attention to good management. One important aspect is nutrition.
Sept. 20, 2017Reaching the mission of 500 first quality eggs per hen housed
Our ongoing mission of reaching 500 first quality eggs per hen housed is the center of our new production standards.
Aug. 31, 2017Investment in testing leads to genetic progress in new performance standards
With the release of new performance standards for Hendrix Genetics’ laying hens, it is important to examine how the breeds have made genetic progress in egg numbers, egg quality, FCR and livability.
Aug. 19, 2017Dekalb ‘top athletes’ deliver 503.7 eggs for Niels Quicken
Attention to detail is required to collect more than 500 eggs, as Niels Quicken explains
Aug. 3, 2017, by Frans van SambeekNew production standards show improvement in egg quality
New production standards announced by Hendrix Genetics Layers show the effect of their intensive breeding program. Besides improvement of egg numbers by 14 eggs per hen housed, also an improvement is…
July 25, 2017You can now stay closer to your chosen layer brand
As you may already know, we recently renewed the look of our portfolio to emphasize the stories and strengths of our brands.
July 24, 2017, by Frans van SambeekProgress in Extended Testing and Performance Standards
Our mission to breed layers capable of producing 500 first quality eggs per hen housed has been a guiding principle at Hendrix Genetics Layers. Because of the extended production cycle adopted in the…
June 9, 2017, by Paulien RuttenHow to feed layers for a longer production cycle and high performance
Higher laying rates, better persistency and longer production cycles are observed over time (Fig. 1). This trend will continue as breeding companies, egg producers, and animal feed companies collabor…
June 8, 2017The challenge of designing a vaccination programs for layers
Extended laying cycles has become a reality worldwide and an unstoppable trend. Selective breeding for persistency has certainly played a major role in achieving increased performances, but besides …
June 8, 2017, by Teun van de BraakThe Move to Cage Free Environments and its Impact on Hen Bone Integrity
Several years have passed since the 2012 EU ban on conventional cages. With the latest announcements from many major US food companies and retailers that they will only source cage free eggs, the int…