Strategic swine breeding alliance formed
Breeding company Hendrix Genetics (holding company of
Hypor) and the German Federal Hybrid Breeding Programme (BHZP) have agreed to
explore a step-wise implementation of a strategic alliance in the swine
The agreement comprises several actions:
• Extension of the successful cooperation of the last three years in
• Joint use and development of the BHZP sow breeding programme
• Working together on a joint production, marketing and sales approach
for the Netherlands and Germany
• Evaluation of each other's breeding programme with the objective of
combining the respective gene pools into one programme.
Hendrix Genetics, starting in 2005, has grown rapidly over
the last couple of years, having acquired e.g. France Hybrides and Euribrid
recently. The company has breeding divisions in layers, turkeys and
At a press conference at EuroTier, in Hanover, Germany, Antoon van
den Berg, CEO, said, "Consolidation in poultry is now finished, but further
consolidation in pigs can be expected."
• Hendrix Genetics
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