Porc d’Or chooses Hypor as sustainable swine breeding partner

Porc d’Or, a collaboration of several Dutch pig farmers from the North, has chosen to work with Hypor pig genetics from Hendrix Genetics. Hendrix Genetics is an international breeding company, active in 8 animal species, with offices in 25 countries.

The cooperation focuses on four breeding locations participating in the concept where gilts are produced for the different sow farms with a total of 5800 sows.

Porc d’Or’s choice to partner with Hendrix Genetics was mainly motivated by the robustness of the Hypor Libra sow and the sustainable breeding goals pursued by Hendrix Genetics. By focusing for years on balanced breeding and increasingly on sustainability, the Hypor Libra sow offers a high economic lifetime value with low mortality and excellent mothering abilities.

Edwin Elshof, on behalf of Porc d’Or, is clear about the choice for Hypor: “We were looking for a sow that fits within our concept that stands for efficient and sustainable pork production and sustainability starts with choosing the right sow.”

Ron IJpelaar, Sales Manager Netherlands of Hendrix Genetics, says that in the discussions with Porc d’Or, transparency was paramount. He said, “Our philosophy regarding the sow was very appealing. We focus on breeding a sow to have 16 total born, 15 live-born and 14 weaned piglets. All this with an average birth weight of 1.5 kg. That’s what we consider sustainable.”

About Porc d’Or

Porc d’Or is a collaboration of several pig farmers. The family businesses distinguish themselves through transparency in the production chain and the efficient and environmentally conscious production of healthy pigs.

About Hendrix Genetics

Hendrix Genetics is a leading multi-species breeding organization primarily engaged in the breeding of laying hens, turkeys and swine, aquaculture and traditional poultry. Hendrix Genetics provides expertise and resources for producers in more than 100 countries. It has operations and joint ventures in 25 countries and over 3,500 employees worldwide.

Hypor, Hendrix Genetics’ pig brand, is one of the world’s leading pig genetics brands with its own strategic nucleus populations, central KI stations and distribution partners in more than 35 countries. Its breeding program focuses on balanced breeding as the sustainable way to ensure maximum profitability throughout the chain.


For more information, please visit www.hendrix-genetics.com or contact:

Marcel Huijsmans
Director Marketing & Communications

T: 06-136 88 500
E: marcel.huijsmans@hendrix-genetics.com