News Overview

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Celebrating World Egg Day

As members of the egg industry, we're proud to take one day to celebrate the power of the egg: World Egg Day 2018.

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Nutrition and metabolism: Preventing fatty liver

With longer production cycles, maintaining a healthy liver is crucial for hen performance. Liver health is strongly linked to egg mass, eggshell quality, and persistency in lay. Veterinarian, Rafae...

Hendrix 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 Auth...

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European 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 puttin...

59th Egg Fair in Bastos Celebrates the Industry

The Bastos Egg Fair, in its 59th show, took place from July 12-14 and received thousands of visitors. Dekalb’s distribution team were actively present to meet with members of the industry. 

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How 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 t...

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New issue of Layer Vision magazine

This issue features technical resources, company updates, and customer stories from around the world. We hope you enjoy reading!

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German egg producer reaches 500 eggs with Dekalb White

Our breeding goal of 500 quality eggs in 100 weeks of age without molt is becoming more and more real and visible in the field, particularly so in Germany. We recently awarded the Büter family to c...

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Laying 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.  

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The importance of bodyweight management

Bodyweight management is an important parameter to track throughout the life of your birds. From day old to transfer, growth and organ development occurs at various ages. A lack of growth during a ...

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Nutrition sessions held in Sweden

We were very pleased to take part in two days of nutrition education sessions between Swedish distributor Swedfarm and a number of feed companies.

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Managing layer health in an alternative system

Health management of your flock in alternative system involves choosing the right breed, feeding program, and system design. After that, it's up to you to plan, observe, and adjust.

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An 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. 

Upcoming Trade Shows

Mark your calendar for these upcoming dates. Hendrix Genetics Layers representatives from technical services, genetics, and management will be available to meet at a trade show near you!

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Continuing 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...

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Infection control at the molecular level

Incorporating forensic technology to catch AI early 

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Layer Vision

With the beginning of a new year, comes a new edition of our Layer Vision magazine. 

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Succesful Sverdlovsky seminar in Russia

Almost 200 participants, 70 farms, 6 countries... "Sverdlovsky" - Russian JV of "Hendrix Genetics" - like proud mother-hen gathered its customers in St. Petersburg.

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Hendrix Genetics participated in Norwegian poultry event FJØR

Last month, the Norwegian Cooperative FelleskjØpet organized FJØR, a yearly event for the poultry industry where representatives can network, exchange information, and hear technical presentations....

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Hendrix Genetics at the Nordic Poultry Conference

From November 7-9, Hendrix Genetics participated in the Nordic Poultry Conference. This conference is a yearly organized event by the Scandinavia countries for the layer and broiler industry in Ice...

Hendrix Genetics hosts Brazilian egg producers

A group of Brazilian egg producers visited European farms in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.  The aim of the visit was to see some aviary housing systems first-hand and learn more about trans...

Successful seminars held in Alberta with Sunrise hatchery

During the last week of October, Hendrix Genetics and Sunrise hatchery conducted seminars in Alberta, Canada. Sunrise hatchery distributes Shaver White, Dekalb White and ISA Brown commercial layers. 

US Egg Producers Tour the Netherlands

In September 2017, Hendrix Genetics hosted a group from the Midwest Food Association (MFA) in the US. The association is made up of egg producers from throughout the US and representatives included...

Animal welfare - our responsibility to the entire protein supply chain

Enhancing the welfare of our layers is not just important for today’s end consumers and for a more transparent food supply chain, we believe it is also the right thing to do. For this reason, we ha...

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Revolutionary layer farm with Dekalb White officially opened

Last week (on September 15) the first Kipster farm was officially opened. This is the most state-of-the-art layer farm in the world. The farm is located on the Wusterveld in the town of Venray. Thi...

Dekalb ‘top athletes’ deliver 503.7 eggs for Niels Quicken

Attention to detail is required to collect more than 500 eggs, as Niels Quicken explains 

Het Anker celebrates 50 years

We are proud to have been a part of the recent 50th anniversary of one of our valued customers, Het Anker, based in the Netherlands.

500 Eggs - from concept to reality

Today, field results from commercial layer farms show impressive results from the Dekalb White. 

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How 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 collab...

The Dekalb team at VIV Russia

The Dekalb brand was exhibited in Moscow on May 23-25 by our experienced team. 

Succesful roadshow in Norway

Nor-Chick and Hendrix Genetics BU layers organize successful roadshow for farmers and feed suppliers in Norway.

Dekalb White hens to be first occupants of innovative layer house

Environmentally friendly farm with lots of innovations.

Layer Vision

The new layer magazine from Hendrix Genetics, formally known as ISA Focus

URC Robina Management Visits Indonesia

Robina representatives attended the International Layer Feed Quality conference in Jakarta, Indonesia along with members of our technical team. While at the conference the group visited some local ...

Cage Free Change in the US

How can we prepare for this transition?

Dekalb Historical Marker

This marker demonstrates our foundation in pioneering thought and ingenuity in the agricultural field.

Training in alternative systems

By training our colleagues are aware of the latest developments.