July 7, 2017
Jamesway outfits Hendrix Genetics' new hatchery in Nebraska, US
Jamesway is anticipating an August grand opening of a new Hendrix Genetics facility in Grand Island, Nebraska, US, the company says.
The well-publicised project aims to develop the local markets of the area and is significantly endorsed by the local governments.
This 24 million layer chick hatchery is supplied with Jamesway Platinum 2.0 Single-Stage incubators and hatchers. The hatchery demonstrates the commitment of Hendrix Genetics in serving the US market with premium quality day-old layer chicks.
The site was chosen for its prime location which will allow a chick to be delivered anywhere in the US within 24 hours of hatching.
Jamesway, which has supplied incubators and hatchers to most of Hendrix Genetics hatcheries, was an easy choice for machine supplier especially considering their focus on biosecurity.
The Platinum 2.0 with its removable ECU allows the entire machine to be fully disinfected in minutes, making it the most bio-secured machine in the market.
Jamesway also supplied the HVAC systems. The facility is installing 30 P120 incubators and 18 P40 hatchers.
The hatchery's opening is scheduled for August 15 with the first hatch to be pulled within the last weeks of September.
Based in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, Hendrix Genetics is a privately-held, international multi-species breeding company with activities in layer, turkey, swine, traditional poultry, and aquaculture breeding.
The layer business unit of Hendrix Genetics breeds pure line layers in seven R&D centers, located in Canada, France, and the Netherlands, and produces parent stock of day-old chicks in five main production centers, located in Canada, Brazil, the Netherlands, France, and Indonesia.