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Hendrix Genetics Launch New Warren for Growing Free Range Sector

21-Nov-2016

In response to the growth in the UK free range egg sector, Joice and Hill, the UK distributor of Hendrix Genetics layer breeds, are to begin supplying a new generation of Warren layers.

Chicks will be available on a limited release from early March 2017 and will create an additional option to the existing Hendrix portfolio. Over the last few years, the R&D team at Hendrix Genetics have been working on the new Warren genetics, with the free range sector in mind.

Focusing on behaviour and resilience, the lines have been selected and tested in the floor system breeding centre in Champcourt in France, under the watchful eye of R&D Director, Frans van Sambeek and Senior Geneticist, Julian Fablet.

Recognising the challenges facing free range producers, the new Warren will be slightly heavier framed with all the advantages of a modern hybrid; egg quality, productivity and performance.