Cherkizovo chooses Hypor swine genetics

Published on Feb. 18, 2021

Cherkizovo chooses Hypor swine genetics

Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Hendrix Genetics. Cherkizovo Group will populate their swine production systems with Hypor breeding animals to start a BioHypor breeding program.

The Cherkizovo Group and Hendrix Genetics share a commitment to sustainability at each stage of the value chain. By working together, the two companies aim to provide high quality protein for the Russian market, both in terms of food safety and producer value. The local availability of large quantities of gilts addresses a large integrator’s need to be able to stock new constructed farms in face of a health challenge.

Hendrix Genetics will be implementing a program known as BioHypor, an advanced sow self-replacement system designed to increase total system profitability through accelerated distribution of top genes, detailed information sharing, enhanced biosecurity and comprehensive technical and genetic support.

The selection of Hypor genetics represents a commitment to the Russian market. The Hypor Libra sow meets our expectation of producing a 6.2kg wean pig without any additional supplements by day 20 and is capable of efficiently achieving market hog status of 135kg with the lowest cost of gain. We are looking forward to working closer with the Hypor team with our purchase of 25,000 gilts.

Brad Heron
Director of Operations, Cherkizovo Group

The Hypor Libra sow gives the highest quality piglets that easily become valuable finishers. The balance between the sow’s prolificacy and reproductive efficiency results in a commercial sow that produces and weans a high number of uniform piglets during her lifetime. All without compromising her ability to produce the next litter.

Denis Okhrimenko
Regional Director Russia and Custom Union Countries of the Swine Business Unit of Hendrix Genetics

We are excited that Cherkizovo Group decided to work with our swine genetics. For many years, we have bred animals for integrated systems and the fit with Cherkizovo Group’s philosophy is therefore natural. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership

Joop Kersten
Managing Director of the Swine Business Unit of Hendrix Genetics

About Cherkizovo Group

Cherkizovo Group is Russia’s largest manufacturer of meat products. The Group is a top three producer in each of the Russian poultry, pork and processed meat markets. Cherkizovo Group encompasses nine full-cycle poultry production facilities, sixteen modern pork production facilities, nine meat processing plants, nine feed mills and 300,000 hectares of agricultural land. The Group’s key competitive edge is its vertically integrated business model, which includes all agricultural operations from grain growing to end-product manufacturing while also ensuring top quality across the production chain. More information is available at

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