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Poultry Breeders may “join forces”


January 5, 2011
By Jim Knisley


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Jan. 5, 2010 – Dutch poultry breeder Hendrix Genetics B.V. and French poultry breeder Financiere Grelier Holdings S.A.S. have announced that they are exploring "the possibility to join forces" in the breeding and distribution of poultry.

Jan. 5, 2010 – Dutch poultry breeder Hendrix Genetics B.V. and French poultry breeder Financiere Grelier Holdings S.A.S. have announced that they are exploring "the possibility to join forces" in the breeding and distribution of poultry. If the companies reach an agreement, it's expected that the deal would be finalized in mid-2011.
Grelier is involved in chicken, turkey and guinea-fowl genetics. The company has genetic operations in France, Hungary and Poland and sales in more than 38 countries. It employs more than 1,000 people.
Hendrix is involved in layer and turkey genetics and poultry distribution, with operations and partnerships in 22 countries and sales in more than 100 countries. It has more than 1,500 employees.