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Hypor Kanto Can’t Be Beat

They say good things come in threes, and the Kanto is a prime example, offering growth, quality and consistency in one package. With so much going for this Duroc sire line, it is no surprise that w...

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Spanish Pork Market: Excelling and Expanding

If you listed the world’s top pork exporters alphabetically, Spain would fall between Russia and the United Kingdom. When it comes to growth and potential, however, Spain is second to none. They ma...

Training course for Asian pig professionals

Are you looking for a possibility to increase your theoretical and practical knowledge in the pig field? From November 11 until 22 we offer a course for Asian Pig professionals, farm managers and h...

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The Alliance to End Surgical Castration of Swine Announces Precision Breeding Successes

Multiple healthy litters of naturally castrated piglets developed through precision breeding.Male piglets are routinely castrated to improve the quality of meat for consumers by eliminating boar ta...

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What is animal genetics?

Just like humans, genes are passed from parents to offspring and impact traits they express. Using animal genetics we are able to carefully evaluate the genetic potential of each animal in our bree...

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Rivals Beware: Magnus Conquers the Competition

Given the reputation of the Hypor Magnus for getting results, it’s little wonder that the sire line came out on top in a recent North American wean to finish trial against a rival known as Competit...

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Hypor Magnus: Top Choice for your Bottom Line

Success in life is all about making the hard choices: buy or sell; own or rent; ham or bacon. Fortunately, choosing your next sire line just got easier, thanks to the latest grower-finisher trial r...

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The evolution of animal breeding in one minute

Ever felt at a loss when asked how animal breeding factors into the food chain? The concept is unfamiliar to many outside the industry, but, in fact, people have been making breeding choices for th...

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The right combination of a brilliant concept and a robust pig

A passion for animals is of great importance in pig farming – something that is familiar to Edwin Elshof. A passion for animals, in particular pigs, is what inspired him to become a pig farmer and ...

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Asian Market Success: Team Up or Miss Out

If you’re looking for an area of the world with limitless potential for pork genetics, look no further than the East and Southeast Asian markets. To thrive in this region, however, companies must f...

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Genes Help Scientists Get Selective

Given that none of us would be here without them, genes are pretty important. As technology continues to advance at lightning speed, scientists are learning more about genes and how to harness thei...

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Avoid the Summertime Drop in Production with Practical Tips

From quality genetics to excellent management, Hypor provides producers with the tools to maintain high production from farrow to finish during summer’s hot spells. With nucleus facilities located ...

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Asian Markets: Where Challenge Meets Opportunity

No one knows more about challenge than pork producers, but some markets are more challenging than others. Fortunately, where there are obstacles, there is also opportunity. In filling 25% of the wo...

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Sick of Disease? Genetics Can Help

If you think a sick child is a handful, how about a 300 kg sow with a fever? From lost production to treatment expenses, pig health problems can be hazardous to your financial health. Fortunately, ...

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New Nucleus Facility Dares to Dream and Delivers

In building your ideal nucleus barn, is it most important to have the best biosecurity, technology, R&D or nutrition? Those behind the new Bon Accord nucleus facility in Ituna, Saskatchewan cou...

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New Multiplier a Great Addition for Hypor

Working in the livestock sector can be stressful. Will prices stay strong? How will we deal with ever changing consumer demands? These were just some of the questions facing the recently formed Cam...

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Working Together Sets Industry Apart

Both in research and in life, the qualities we seek for the perfect partner are much the same: similar values and goals, with knowledge and experience that complement our own. In an industry as com...

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“Safety First” is Bottom Line for Nucleus Farm

As any pork producer knows, keeping safety top of mind is good for the bottom line. That philosophy is shared by the rebuilt Bon Accord nucleus facility in Ituna, Saskatchewan, and it guides what t...

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Bon Accord in Business as First Pigs Arrive

It’s not a party until the guests show up, so the arrival of the first pigs at our new Bon Accord nucleus facility in Ituna, Saskatchewan is reason to celebrate.

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Better Together: Partnerships are Key to Pig Progress

Like a stroll on the beach or a candlelit dinner, research is better with a partner. Given the time, money and expertise required for genetic progress, teaming up is critical to success in the pork...

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Genetics Easing Labor Pains for Producers

For many in the business, pork production is a labor of love. Yet a growing number of producers are feeling labor pain as good help becomes hard to find, harder to keep and difficult to pay for. In...

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Weaning Your Way to Success

In the pork business, quantity without quality is like cake without icing: pointless. Traditionally, sow productivity has been defined as the number of piglets weaned per sow per year. However, the...

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New Nucleus Facility Playing it Safe

With swine diseases like PED and African Swine Fever (ASF) continuing to make headlines, people are seeking a good news story more than ever. If there is a silver lining to the growing threat from ...

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China a Pork Powerhouse

They may be best known for their economic strength and military might, but China is also flexing its muscles on the world pork market, and the rest of the globe is taking notice. For genetics compa...

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Success is in the Genes for New Hypor Hire

At an age where many young men are still trying to “find themselves”, the newest Hypor geneticist finds himself in a role that’s perfectly suited to his skill set.

Long-Lived Sows Mean Long Term Profit

If you don’t think sow longevity is crucial for the bottom line, imagine your life without it: putting time, money and energy into sows that barely or rarely pay for themselves before you have to s...

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Hendrix Genetics Innovations goes beyond genetics

Animal breeding and genetics is at the core of our business and in this field we are closely connected and involved in many new developments. 

New Pork Facility Feeds the Need for Progress

While not every area of pork production is equally important, feeding your animals is right up there. Producers can sometimes skimp on certain aspects, but providing high quality, nutritious feed t...

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R & D is Front & Centre at Bon Accord Barn

If you’re not out front in pig genetics, you’re bound to be left behind. Often, progress means being in the right place at the right time. With that in mind, the timing was perfect for the new Bon ...

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Unlocking genetic potential

The proper measurement of phenotypic traits is the cornerstone of our animal breeding program. As new traits come into focus, new technology and techniques must be developed. This fundamental step ...

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Artificial Intelligence is the Real Deal

If your genetics company isn’t out front when it comes to artificial intelligence, you’re liable to be left behind. That was the message in a recent talk at the world-renowned Banff Pork Seminar in...

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Quality + Quantity: a Recipe for Sow Success

In many ways, producing the ultimate sow is like following your favorite recipe: combining the right amount of the right ingredients for the perfect end result. By blending strong mothering ability...

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High Hopes for Hi-Tech Nucleus Barn

In the highly competitive, low margin pork business, staying at the forefront of technology is vital. That was the impetus for the new Bon Accord nucleus barn in Ituna, Saskatchewan, Canada. The 12...

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Hypor Magnus Promises More…and Delivers

In an age where everything promises to be new, improved, bigger or better, the Hypor Magnus does more than promise; it delivers. Whether it’s throughput, quality, yield or efficiency, if you’re see...

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When Others Step Back, the Magnus Steps Up

Whether you’re talking sports or pork, what sets a champion apart is the ability to meet adversity head-on without missing a beat. If there was a gold medal for sire lines who “thrive in the face o...

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New Hypor Truck

See our new Hypor truck, soon driving in North West Europe.

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Hypor Helps Farmer Breed Healthier Pigs and Profits

The following is a testimonial from Dutch farmer Sjef van Gisbergen. While he attributes much of his success to efficiency and organization, he credits Hypor’s high quality genetics for making it  ...

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Unmatched Adaptability, Unparalleled Results

More than anything else, the ability to adapt is crucial in pork production. Consumer tastes and market demands are always shifting, and producers have to keep up. To do that, they need a sire line...

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Swine Industry Takes Dead Aim at Sow Mortality

When it comes to key measures like number of litters, total born, and piglets weaned, the swine industry is always seeking ways to get more for less. 

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Shaping our future together

Connecting industry leaders is important. Economy and efficiency have driven the industry for many years and many improvements have been realized. With the arrival of generation Y (also known as Mi...

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New Bon Accord Nucleus Facility: Bigger, Bolder, Better

Given that “fortune favors the bold”, the rebuilt Bon Accord nucleus facility is a bold move that will pay off big-time for the pork industry. This state of the art, 1200 sow farrow-to-finish opera...

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Better Feed Conversion, More Profit for your Wallet

In theory, the secret to boosting your pork profits is simple: spend less and make more. Yet with ever increasing feed costs eating into your bottom line, that’s easier said than done. In fact, it’...

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First piglets are born!

Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, at the beginning of this year Hypor opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. The renova...

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When Quality Counts…Count on the Magnus

When it comes to sire lines, some traits are more important than others. But regardless of where you are and who your customer is, quality will always be number one. For that reason, the Hypor Magn...

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Hendrix Genetics in a record period of investment in the USA

Hendrix Genetics has always believed that the United States of America is key to both our success and that of our customers. It is for this reason that we continue to invest significantly across ou...

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Avoid the Summertime Drop in Production with Practical Tips from Hypor

From quality genetics to excellent management, Hypor provides producers with the tools to maintain high production from farrow to finish during summer’s hot spells. 

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Hypor Building for the Future

With Hypors’ continued growth in the Americas and around the world, we are enlarging our global nucleus population and reinvesting in our production assets.

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Hypor partner S.C. SUINPROD S.A. ROMAN in Romania

On June 8, 2018, Hypor partner S.C. SUINPROD S.A. ROMAN in Romania opened a new state-of-the- art sow farm with 1.500 sows. Participating in the opening on behalf of Hypor were Marius Gherman, Pete...

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Precision farming at SICHAMPS nucleus farm

The last investment step at the SICHAMPS breeding nucleus farm, which houses 400 sows (300 HYPOR Maxter and 100 HYPOR Magnus), will be achieved by the end of this month.

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Leading-Edge Database Lets Hypor Lead the Way

When you’re a company that’s known for doing things better, faster and first, you need a breeding database that keeps you on the cutting edge. That’s why Hypor’s new system uses the latest technolo...

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Hypor Magnus Cuts Costs, Not Quality

If someone tells you there’s no such thing as “getting more for less”, tell them about the Hypor Magnus. Thanks to maximized throughput and strong growth, this line gives you more daily gain and mo...

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New Hypor Hire Brings Wealth of Experience

As a company renowned for its experience and expertise, Hypor is adding a pork industry veteran to its sales force. 

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Hendrix Genetics joins alliance to end surgical castrations of swine

Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets. T...

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Smart Traceability Project Keeps Hypor Clients on Cutting Edge

Doing things better and faster is nothing new for Hypor. But a current project combining ultra high frequency ear tags and a cutting edge app to boost the quality and quantity of data collected on ...

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Hypor Magnus: Maximized Throughput for Minimal Cost

Excellence in pork production is all about raising the bar, whether it’s heavier weights, higher production or hardier pigs, and that’s what the Hypor Magnus is all about. With its commitment to ma...

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Artificial intelligence project opens new possibilities in swine

The swine AI (Artificial Intelligence) project that Hendrix Genetics and its partner BrainCreators are working on, is using AI to predict individual slaughterhouse traits for swine before they are ...

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Strengthening the industries health goals with better biosecurity

Since 2016 a Hendrix Genetics core team has worked on improving biosecurity around the globe. How can we face disease challenges in poultry and swine? Normally we talk about progressing genetic res...

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Family Farm High on Hypor

Hog farming isn’t easy, but when the Vandeweyers wanted better results, the solution was simple: Make it happen with Hypor. Since 1983, Belgian farmers Ludo & Arlette Vandeweyer have been runni...

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Can Your Boar Ensure Quality? Hypor Kanto Can

These days, quality can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. And if you’re seeking a boar that offers exceptional meat quality, look no further than the Hypor Kanto. As Hypor’s premium t...

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Hypor Libra*: Greater Gains with Less Labor

The expression “time is money” is especially true for pork producers, because time and money are the two things that are always in short supply; or at least, they used to be. Thanks to the new Hypo...

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Hypor Magnus Earns Top Marks in Hickory Ridge Trial

Best pork; lowest cost. In any recipe for Total System Profitability, those are key ingredients. That may explain why the Hypor Magnus stole the show in a recent terminal sire trial at Hickory Ridg...

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Hypor Expands U.S. Presence with New Hire

Hypor continues to grow throughout the U.S., and the latest addition to their sales team will help accomplish that. “We’re pleased to be bringing Ethan Parsley on board as an account manager,” says...

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Hypor Libra* Raises Interest, Lowers Feed Costs

As the world’s most “prolificient” sow - the sum of prolific and efficient – the Libra* balances traits in feed conversion and mothering ability to lower the feed cost per pig. “Producing more pork...

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Hypor’s New Facility Opens Doors to the Future

Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. In the process, they offered a ...

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New Hypor Managing Director Brings Wealth of Experience

If it’s true that experience is the best teacher, the new Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Business Unit Swine (Hypor) goes to the head of the class. Following the appointment that Raf Beeren...

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How Does Hypor Spell Carcass Quality? S-T-A-R

If a genetic line makes you choose between quality and quantity, the choice is clear: Choose another line. But not just any line. The Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) gives you both in merging ...

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Hendrix Genetics’ swine are winning over Central and South America

Hendrix Genetics, through its swine brand Hypor is experiencing tremendous growth in Latin America. Various factors, which range from a great product that offers true value for money, to hands on c...

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Hypor Exports Excellence in Partnership with Nugeporc

When you’re the best at what you do, how can you improve on that? One way is to do it in more places for more clients, and that’s exactly what Hypor is doing by partnering with Nugeporc in the Domi...

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Hypor’s Sow Management Tips: Total Preparation for Top Performance

Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round...

Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More

If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters, B. More full value pigs, C. Greater weaning capacity or D. All of the above

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Hendrix Genetics moves into shrimp breeding

Hendrix Genetics partners with Integrated Aquaculture International LLC (iAqua) to accelerate the Kona Bay shrimp breeding program based in Hawaii and Malaysia.

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Hypor Libra* Shines Brightly

How do you improve on the world’s most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star. By crossing the Hypor Large White with the new Hypor Landrace Triple+, the company geneticists h...

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New Hypor website is live!

Our new website has been designed to help you navigate easier. One of the biggest advantages is that the website is mobile friendly so it adapts to the size of your mobile or tablet. You can now fi...

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Hypor Increases Genetic Progress with New Testing Station in Sichamps, France

Hypor is investing in a new facility in Sichamps, France with 72 Nedap Pig Performance testing (PPT) stations to track the daily growth and feed intake of the Hypor Maxter and Magnus boar.

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Animal Welfare Key to Sustainability

Hendrix Genetics believes that setting the highest possible animal welfare standards at the beginning of the chain is vitally important to contribute to a sustainable future. Today, one third of He...

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Hypor Partners with Biotronics to Improve Accuracy and Safety in Ultrasound Scanning

Hypor has signed a cooperation agreement with ultrasound technology company, Biotronics, in the research testing of the new BioQStation to improve the speed and animal safety of ultrasound scanning.

Avoid the Summertime Drop in Production with Practical Tips from Hypor

From quality genetics to excellent management, Hypor provides producers with the tools to maintain high production from farrow to finish during summer’s hot spells. With nucleus facilities located ...

Total System Profitability with Hypor’s Genetics for Hutterite Colonies

Five farrow-to-finish Hutterite colonies are weaning nearly 30 piglets per sow each year using the Hypor Libra* sow and Hypor Magnus boar. “We had to cut back on the number of sows because they wer...

New Hypor Libra* Sow Reduces Feed Costs From Farrow to Finish

The new Hypor Libra* sow meets today’s demands to produce more pork with less feed by reducing the amount of feed it takes to raise a pig from farrow to finish. The Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra s...

Ontario Pork Producer Increases Number Weaned with Hypor Libra*

After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production.

First Shipment of Hypor Genetic Stock Imported to Distributor San Martin de Porres in Peru

Hypor recently exported 270 purebred pigs to distributor Huerta San Martin de Porres in Peru as part of Hypor’s expansion in Latin America.

Farrow-to-Finish Farm Re-Populates Using 100 Percent Hypor Genetics

Hypor is working with a farrow-to-finish farm in South Central Iowa to repopulate using 100 percent Hypor genetics.  Morris Yoder, the owner of Soggy Bottom Farm in Weldon, Iowa, selected to use Hy...

New Hypor Libra* Sow Reduces Labor Costs, Increases Profitability

The new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra star) sow balances traits in piglet quality, mothering ability and sow longevity to increase the number of pigs that employees can manage and lower the labor ...

Litter Uniformity Necessary to Achieving 30+ Pigs

Hypor geneticists have spent nearly a decade to develop the Hypor Libra*, a sow that is capable of producing more than 30 piglets a year that reach 14 pounds (6.3 kilograms) in three weeks without ...

Hypor Magnus Boar Scores High on Maple Leaf Foods’ Monthly Index Rankings

Pork producers that use the Hypor Magnus Duroc on their operations held 58 of the top 120 rankings on the Hams Marketing index for pigs shipped to Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon, Canada, during 2016. 

15 piglets Born Alive with Hypor’s Genetics at Schweinehaltung Düben, Germany

With an average of 15 piglets born alive, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Hypor’s partner Leon van Dijck, the owner of Schweinehaltung Düben GmbH & C. A Nucleus farm in Düben, Germany ...

Hypor Partners with Nugeporc to Supply Genetics to Producers in the Dominican Republic

Hypor is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Nugeporc to supply quality genetics to pork producers in the Dominican Republic as well as for the rest of the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

Launch of New Hypor Libra* at Successful Hypor Japan Seminar

More than 300 pork producers and industry professionals attended the Hypor Japan seminar in Tokyo and Kagoshima on February 7 and 9. These seminars are part of the launch of the new Hypor sow: the ...

Hypor Customers Honored at Le Porc Show for Improving the Industry

Congratulations to Hypor customers, Ferme Équiporc Inc., and Shur-Gain for receiving the Prix de reconnaissance de la filière porcine at Le Porc Show in Québec, Canada in December 2016.