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What is Egg Quality

As a result of the large diversity in the potential uses of eggs and the subsequent demands of the consumer, it is quite a challenge to define egg quality according to everyone’s standard.

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Celebrating World Egg Day 2019

As members of the egg industry, we're proud to take a day to celebrate the power of the egg: World Egg Day 2019.

Schothorst Feed Research achieves 510,7 eggs

We’re pleased to highlight another successful flock that has surpassed 500 eggs per hen housed. Schothorst Feed Research is an independent research organization, based in the Netherlands, that deve...

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Layer Vision, Issue 21 Now Available

We have so many great stories to share from the last few months in the laying hen world.

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Hendrix Genetics outperform the competition in the 40th North Carolina Layer Performance and Management Test

The North Carolina Layer Performance and Management Test is an annual, independent trial meant to assist the poultry industry in evaluating the performance of the top commercial layer products in v...

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Eggs: Friend or Foe?

We know that eggs are a nutrient-dense food, a rich source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and choline. However, scientific opinion on ...

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Egg Farmers of Ontario dedicates new scholarship to Dr. Donald McQueen Shaver

A new scholarship to support the next generation of industry leaders in sustainable egg production.

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The importance of biosecurity

Biosecurity is taking measures to protect your birds from harmful biological agents, like viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. In commercial poultry production, this generally means total confinement...

Hendrix Genetics Layers at IPPE 2019

On February 12-14, 2019 the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) took place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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Layer Vision, Issue 20 Now Available

In this issue of the Layer Vision, we hear many different perspectives on the amazing benefits of eggs. They are healthy, affordable, and available in every continent.

Upcoming Trade Shows

Mark your calendar for these upcoming dates. Hendrix Genetics Layers representatives from technical services, genetics, and management will be available to meet at a trade show near you!

End of Year Wishes

We hope that 2018 has been a successful year for you and your organization!

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Celebrating World Egg Day

As members of the egg industry, we're proud to take one day to celebrate the power of the egg: World Egg Day 2018.

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Dakota Layers achieves the "500 egg" milestone

How do you reach unprecedented egg laying performance? Jason Ramsdell from Dakota Layers chalks it up to good products, the right environment, a great team, and a love for your work.

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Nutrition and metabolism: Preventing fatty liver

With longer production cycles, maintaining a healthy liver is crucial for hen performance. Liver health is strongly linked to egg mass, eggshell quality, and persistency in lay. Veterinarian, Rafae...

Hendrix Genetics Layers awarded AI Free Compartment status

All Hendrix Genetics Layers' breeding complexes, GPS farms, rearing farms, and hatcheries in the Netherlands have been awarded AI Free compartment status by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Auth...

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Donald Shaver - In Memoriam

On July 28th, in his 98th year, Dr. Donald Shaver passed away in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Donald Shaver was the founder of Shaver Poultry Breeding Farms and was known as an icon and pioneer in t...

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How to feed layers for longer production cycles and high performance

When layers are kept in production for 100 weeks instead of 60 or 80 weeks, egg output and the associated export of nutrients is much higher. High performing birds need a perfect feeding strategy t...

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New issue of Layer Vision magazine

This issue features technical resources, company updates, and customer stories from around the world. We hope you enjoy reading!

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Laying hens unlock natural defences to ward off disease

A new genetic link to the immune system in laying hens has been discovered that could result in laying hens being born resistant to many diseases.  

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The importance of bodyweight management

Bodyweight management is an important parameter to track throughout the life of your birds. From day old to transfer, growth and organ development occurs at various ages. A lack of growth during a ...

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An insight into the Genetics Applied to Livestock Production World Congress

In February of this year, the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production was held. Get to know the insights, trends and key outcomes of the event. 

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Infection control at the molecular level

Incorporating forensic technology to catch AI early 

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Layer Vision

With the beginning of a new year, comes a new edition of our Layer Vision magazine. 

Successful seminars held in Alberta with Sunrise hatchery

During the last week of October, Hendrix Genetics and Sunrise hatchery conducted seminars in Alberta, Canada. Sunrise hatchery distributes Shaver White, Dekalb White and ISA Brown commercial layers. 

Dr. Donald Shaver Gives Keynote Address on Sustainability

The topic of Dr. Donald Shaver was "Mandating a sustainable economy before it is too late."

Shaver at the London Poultry Show

Shaver was well presented at the Canadian London Poultry Show which took place last April.

Layer Vision

The new layer magazine from Hendrix Genetics, formally known as ISA Focus

Biosecurity Essentials

An outbreak of avian influenza is currently crossing through parts of of the world. 

Seminar Tour Held in Japan

Members of the Shaver sales and technical team held a seminar tour Japan, meeting with customers in Nagoya and Tokyo. 

Cold weather management

Cold weather requires careful management to keep the birds comfortable and productive. 

Hendrix Genetics Pledges $68,000 to Local Nutrition Programs

Hendrix Genetics is committed to giving back, not only to the industries in which we do business, but also to the communities in which we work.