Hendrix-ISA to build new 24 million layer hatchery in Nebraska
January 5, 2016 – Hendrix-ISA (part of the Layer Business Unit of Hendrix Genetics) has announced it will expand its capacity by building a new 24 million layer hatchery. The hatchery will be built on 20 acres of land in Grand Island, Nebraska that the company plans to purchase.
Peter Mumm, Managing Director of Hendrix-ISA LLC said in a release that the Grand Island, Nebraska location was chosen because it “is the best and safest location today to serve our growing customer base. The people, Midwestern location, and proximity to feed sources and our customers all contributed to our decision to make Grand Island the future home of our expansion.”
With biosecurity concerns in mind, the company is convinced that this location site will protect their investment in the most optimal way and secure uninterrupted delivery of day-old chicks to their customers.
The new Hendrix-ISA hatchery will provide an additional 24 million chicks a year. The intention is to have the first chicks available the first quarter of 2017.
Hendrix-ISA will continue to focus on the leading brown and white products – Isa Brown, Bovans Brown, Shaver White, Dekalb White and Bovans White. “With respect to our current products, we are excited to be (re)launching the DeKalb White,” said Mumm. He said the company’s geneticists have desiged the bird to be more docile, suitable for aviary systems.
Hendrix-ISA also has fully operating hatcheries in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and in Blackstone, Virginia.