From then onwards, Hypor’s dam lines will be available directly from France Gènes who will assume responsibility for all of Hypor’s multiplication sites serving the French market. Both technical and commercial activities from these sites will be transferred from Hypor France to France Gènes. Hypor will continue to focus on breeding all genetic lines in its nucleus facilities located in Sichamps and Civray in France and supply Grand Parent breeding stock from these locations to the multiplication sites of France Gènes.
“This partnership strengthens the position of France Gènes in the French market and benefits the customers of both companies,” remarked Xavier Rouillé, Director of France Gènes. “Our collaboration with Hypor will offer added value to the producer, ultimately contributing to growth in our mutual business.”
”By working in close cooperation, we will continue to advance genetic progress in pig production in France through supporting Hypor’s superior breeding lines and focused efforts to build the individual strengths of both companies,” added Stéphane Jeuland, General Manager of Hypor France. “Hypor is a global breeding company with an effective breeding program focused on chain efficiency. France Gènes works closely with French producers, and is able to service all their needs with the close support of Hypor. Together, we make a strong combination.”
Comprehensive portfolio of high performance products
The partnership with Hypor - the first pig genetics company in the world to implement Genomic Selection in their breeding program- means that France Gènes can deliver constant, balanced and accelerated genetic progress through a comprehensive portfolio of high performance products, which includes: two Parent Stock gilts- Hypor Maxya [SS1] and Hypor Libra, and the leading Piétrain boar- Hypor Maxter.
The combined expertise of the two companies will create a major new player in swine genetics in France. The name of the new enterprise will be announced at SPACE 2014 (Le Salon International de L’Elevage) The International Livestock Trade Fair 2014, which takes place from September 16-19 2014, in Rennes, France.
France Gènes is affiliated to French agri-food company, Sofiprotéol. It is specialized in pig genetics with two main activities: production and distribution of semen, and multiplication and distribution of gilts. It was founded in 1991. France Gènes distributes semen via its three Artificial Insemination (AI) centers located in Châtelain, Neulliac and Plounérin in France. The Parent Stock gilts of France Gènes are produced within its network of sixteen multiplication sites. More information is available at: www.france-genes.fr
The Glon Group is a subsidiary of Sofiprotéol, a major agri-food group in oils and proteins. Sofiprotéol is active in three areas: 1. nutrition and animal production, 2. biosafety and nutritional specialties for animals and 3. food (eggs, poultry, pork and processed products). The company realized a turnover of €1.9 billion in 2013, has 49 industrial sites in France and abroad, and employs 3, 700 staff. Sofiprotéol has been a strategic minority shareholder of Hendrix Genetics since 2008. More information is available at: www.sofiproteol.com
Hypor is one of the world's leading suppliers of pig genetics. Committed to providing superior genetics that supports profitability in the pork value chain. With its Head Office located in Boxmeer, The Netherlands, Hypor has strategically-located and interconnected breeding centers in North America, Europe and Asia. More information is available at www.hypor.fr
Hypor is part of Hendrix Genetics, a leading multi-species breeding company with primary activities in layer-, turkey-, pig-, aquaculture -and traditional poultry breeding. Headquartered in Boxmeer, in The Netherlands, Hendrix Genetics provides expertise and resources to producers in more than 100 countries, with operations and joint ventures in 24 countries and more than 2.400 employees worldwide. More information is available at www.hendrix-genetics.com
For more information, please contact:
Director France GèneFrance Gènes
KERLOGOT, BP 61
56300 NEULLIAC, FRANCE.
Tel: +33 (0) 297 283 366
Mobile: +33 (0) 607 292 399
General Manager Hypor France
1 Rue Jean Rostand, BP 23
22440 ZOÔPOLE, PLOUFRAGAN, FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0) 296 774 634
Mobile: +33 (0) 608 037 034