Sustainable Swine breeding
As a global leader, Hendrix Genetics wants to pave the way towards a more sustainable pork industry. Setting the standards on economic, social and environmental sustainability is more important than ever. Economics are the cornerstone of a sound sector and a driving factor in every production phase.
The genetic progress delivered by our Hypor sows, piglets, finishers and meat creates economic returns for the entire pork chain. At the same time, we set new standards on social sustainability by selecting for self-reliant animals that thrive in all environments. Sows that perform in any housing system. On top of that, we research elimination of animal treatments like castration, tail-docking and preventive antibiotics. In the end, delicious and nutritious pork is our ultimate promise to the consumer.
Hendrix Genetics raises the bar on economic, social and environmental sustainability. To reduce the industry’s footprint, introducing sustainable conversion is key. In addition to genetic progress, emission reducing diets and alternative ingredients will resolve the food-feed-fuel conflict. And at the same time we are exploring water use, the scarcest natural resource. A new era has begun. Setting the standard is our contribution to Better breeding today for a brighter life tomorrow.
Animal breeding focuses on producing improved offspring. Genes determine many of the desirable qualities of an animal. We select animals with desirable qualities and breed them to produce even better offspring. The overall breeding goal of Hypor is to produce pigs that thrive under all conditions to support pork production at least cost. To support this goal we aim for:
- The fastest genetic improvement, the most efficient and a secure gene flow
- The best genes in a biologically balanced & economically profitable animal
- A well-balanced product portfolio of sire and dam lines to meet market demands
Hypor has been selecting for multiple important traits and shows consistent improvement for many targets. We aim to improve the overall performance of sow and finishing pigs by creating a balance in both the sow and her piglets.
Research & Development
Research and Development (R&D) has always been a key focus at Hendrix Genetics, its pioneering approach and sound science have positioned the company as a worldwide quality leader in animal genetics.