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Hendrix Genetics opens new turkey hatchery in South Dakota (US)


8 January 2019

Hendrix Genetics has opened a new state-of-the-art turkey hatchery in Beresford, South Dakota (US), with a festive opening at the end of last year. With this, this company in animal genetics invests in the final piece of a robust supply network for the US turkey industry. The new facility covers an area of almost 83,000 square foot and has a capacity of 35 million eggs.

Since 2017 Hendrix Genetics, an NPM Capital portfolio company, invests in their own turkey poult distribution network in the US. The objective is to ensure top quality and availability of Hybrid Turkeys products throughout the turkey value chain. The total investment includes new and updated breeding farms, two new hatcheries, and a new transportation fleet.

Over 400 people, including representatives of the turkey industry, local community members, and government officials, gathered to celebrate the new Hendrix Genetics commercial turkey hatchery in Beresford. This new facility will hatch poults (baby turkeys) for commercial farmers throughout the Midwest. Modern technology and leading biosecurity measures will ensure the successful delivery of top quality and nutritious protein to the final consumer.

Hybrid Turkeys is the leading genetic brand of turkeys within Hendrix Genetics, with breeding and distribution activities around the world. Based in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, the leading company in the fields of animal genetics has operations in 25 countries around the world with activities in layers, turkeys, swine, traditional poultry and aquaculture breeding.

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