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Hendrix Genetics announces new commercial hatchery in Beresford, SD

Strategically located turkey hatchery to provide 30 million day-old Hybrid poults

Hendrix Genetics estimates over 100 temporary and permanent jobs will be created because of the project

Commercial turkey hatchery location confirmed just months after announcing significant investment in the US market.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hendrix Genetics is pleased to announce another step in its commitment to the US Turkey Industry: to directly distribute quality Hybrid commercial poults to growers. The investment plan includes new hatcheries, egg production facilities, a modern transportation fleet, and the skilled workforce needed to support these areas of operations. This follows previous investments in grandparent facilities in Kansas and Nebraska.

The proposed turkey hatchery in Beresford, SD represents an investment of approximately $25 million and will have capacity for 35 million hatching eggs. This new hatchery will be used in addition to Hybrid’s aligned network of hatcheries throughout the USA and Canada. The new hatchery, plus the capacity within the aligned partners, offers the capability of hatching 60 million eggs for the commercial market. The facility will be outfitted with cutting-edge equipment, featuring Petersime incubators, to ensure the highest biosecurity and poult quality.

“This new hatchery allows us to continue to deliver on our core focus of providing top quality genetics that match the needs of the market and our customers. This is a critical component of our plan to modernize the commercial turkey distribution infrastructure in the USA.”
Dave Libertini, Managing Director

“South Dakota is consistently recognized as a top state in the nation to do business. Hendrix Genetics made the right decision to expand to our state. They’ll find a skilled and productive workforce in the Beresford region. We’re proud to call Hendrix Genetics South Dakota’s newest corporate citizen.”
Gov. Dennis Daugaard

Beresford is located approximately 35 miles south of Sioux Falls, SD and is well connected to the interstate system to transport day-old poults to the USA market. Access to a skilled workforce and the support of the local community were elements of the decision process for Hendrix Genetics.

“We are so fortunate Hendrix Genetics picked Beresford for its new hatchery. I could not be more pleased and excited to have a company of this caliber joining our community. When you consider that we are getting a quality company, 50+ jobs, more people living in our town and more kids in our great school system, this really becomes a win-win for the city of Beresford.”
Mayor Jim Fedderson, City of Beresford

With this newest hatchery announcement, as well as upcoming plans for future investments, Hendrix Genetics aims to strengthen their global supply chain and network of owned and aligned distribution. The Beresford hatchery will join their network of owned, aligned, and contracted hatchery capacity set up to supply the strong demand for Hybrid genetics in the USA. What began just over a year ago with the announcement of a parent stock hatchery in Beatrice, NE has grown into a full-fledged investment in a US
supply chain. Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2017.

About Hendrix Genetics
Hendrix Genetics, based in Boxmeer, N.L. is a multi-species breeding company with primary activities in layers, turkeys, swine, aquaculture and traditional poultry. Hendrix Genetics is a leading breeder and distributor of turkeys under the Hybrid brand. Hendrix Genetics is focused on providing healthy, safe, affordable food to consumers and to build a stronger more sustainable turkey industry.
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