Feb. 12, 2019Coming your way - insects, artificial intelligence and virtual reality!
Hendrix Genetics Innovations was founded in 2016 with a remit to explore new technologies to understand their potential impact on the business, partners, and clients, and to support innovative star...
Nov. 19, 2018Achieving egg weight targets that match market trends
With our range of brands, finding the right genetics for your flock is easy with Joice and Hill. All of our breeds show a very quick rise in early egg size but genetically the Bovans Brown and ISA ...
Nov. 19, 2018Laying 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. Pioneering research of the full genome of over ...
Sept. 25, 2018‘Don’t get hangry, get cracking’ - British Egg Week
With British Egg Week 2018 (8-14 October) coming up, British Lion eggs has developed a toolkit to help retailers, food manufacturers and caterers to start planning how to make the most of the week.
July 3, 2018Breeding for prolonged laying cycles in laying hens, a breeding programme explained!
In just 6o years layer breeding has produced modern hybrids with performance and persistency characteristics that would have astonished the breeding pioneers of past generations.
July 3, 2018Going ‘cage free’ by 2025 - welfare consequences for laying hens
The commitment of the UK’s (remaining) major supermarkets to only sell shell eggs from non-caged birds, from 2025 will have a significant impact on the lives of millions of hens.
May 3, 2018, by Frans van SambeekLaying 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.
May 3, 2018German Free-Range Farm Achieves 500 Eggs in 100 weeks
A flock of 40,000 Dekalb White layers have become the first commercial layers in Germany to achieve the 500 eggs in 100 weeks milestone.
March 21, 2018, by Johan van ArendonkAn 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.
Feb. 23, 2018Egg consumption figures bring good news (and a cloud on the horizon)
There was good news and bad news for egg producers in February. Happily, its mainly good news, as British consumers continue to increase their consumption of eggs with great enthusiasm and eggs con...
Jan. 5, 2018Feeding for successful flocks in free range, barn and organic production systems!
Globally, much of the recent work on nutrition has been based on the needs of birds housed in intensive systems. However, there are significant differences, particularly in energy requirements, for...
Oct. 18, 2017First Flock of Scottish Shavers Judged ‘Outstanding’
This year’s Scottish Egg Quality Awards were held at the Murrayshall Hotel, Scone, on Thursday 13th July. Nick Bailey and Dick McGillvary attended as guests of Iain Campbell from For Farmers and we...