Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce its layer breeding stock distributor, Hy-Line do Brasil, has been awarded compartmentalisation status by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). This status is also recognised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Hy-Line do Brasil is the first egg layer genetic company to achieve this recognition. “Security of supply is a key issue to maintain our distribution to Hy-Line customers around the world," said Jonathan Cade, President of Hy-Line International. "As one of our most important global distribution hubs, this compartment status will allow for uninterrupted trade to countries that receive exports from Brazil.
Hy-Line do Brasil has invested more than $10 million USD in the last five years in its operation for grandparent and parent stock layers. It already exports its products to more than 27 countries in four continents.
Photo Caption: From left to right: Dr. Fernando Buchala, from the Agricultural Defense Coordination (CDA), Eduardo Loewen (Production Manager of Hy-Line of Brazil), Juliana Pereira (Hy- Line of Brazil Grandparents Operation Manager), Tiago Lourenço (General Director of Hy-Line of Brazil), Eumar Novacki (Executive Secretary of MAPA) and Francisco Turra (President of ABPA
Compartmentalisation was established by the OIE in an effort to ensure security of supply to customers during a disease outbreak in a country. Those meeting this high level of biosecurity can continue exporting live birds even if a disease is detected elsewhere in the country.
“Diseases, such as Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease, have direct and very damaging impact on trade barriers and international business to export,” says Tiago Lourenco, Managing Director of Hy-Line do Brasil. “Achieving compartmentalisation is the seal that demonstrates and validates that we have procedures which prevent the entry of disease into our operations, and, if it eventually hits the country, we have strong protocols implemented and all employees know what to do to mitigate the risks using well-structured contingency plans to keep the company’s operations safe, as well as able to keep exporting its products.”
Founded in 1936 by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line International was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridization to commercial layer breeding. Today, Hy-Line International continues to be a pioneer as the first company with its own in-house molecular genetics team leading the industry in application of DNA-based technology to its breeding and genetics program. Hy-Line produces and sells both brown and white egg stock to more than 120 countries worldwide and is the largest selling layer in the American egg industry and around the world.