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Hendrix Genetics Plans Hatchery-Egg Production Facility In Beresford, South Dakota

07/05/2017
Hendrix Genetics invest approximately $25 million to establish a commercial turkey hatchery and egg production facility in Beresford, 35 miles south of Sioux Falls, in South Dakota. The company plans to create 100 jobs.

According to state officials the company will directly distribute quality Hybrid commercial poults to growers. The investment plan includes new hatcheries, egg production facilities, a modern transportation fleet, and the hiring of skilled workforce needed to support these areas of operations.

“This new hatchery allows us to continue to deliver on our core focus of providing top quality genetics that match the needs of the market and our customers. This is a critical component of our plan to modernize the commercial turkey distribution infrastructure in the USA,” said Dave Libertini, Managing Director.

“South Dakota is consistently recognized as a top state in the nation to do business. Hendrix Genetics made the right decision to expand to our state. They’ll find a skilled and productive workforce in the Beresford region. We’re proud to call Hendrix Genetics South Dakota’s newest corporate citizen,” said Governor Dennis Daugaard.

The proposed turkey hatchery in Beresford will have capacity for 35 million hatching eggs. The new hatchery, plus the capacity within the aligned partners, offers the capability of hatching 60 million eggs for the commercial market, officials said. The facility will be outfitted with cutting-edge equipment, featuring Petersime incubators, to ensure the highest biosecurity and poult quality.

Adjacent to Interstate 29 between Sioux Falls and Sioux City, Beresford is well connected to the interstate system to transport day-old poults to the USA market, state officials said. In addition, access to a skilled workforce and the support of the local community were elements of the decision process for Hendrix Genetics.

“We are so fortunate Hendrix Genetics picked Beresford for its new hatchery. I could not be more pleased and excited to have a company of this caliber joining our community. When you consider that we are getting a quality company, 50+ jobs, more people living in our town and more kids in our great school system, this really becomes a win-win for the city of Beresford,” said Mayor Jim Fedderson, City of Beresford.

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