Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, announced this week that it has entered into a new partnership with Srinivasa Hatcheries Group (SH Group) to distribute Hy-Line commercial layers throughout India.
Beginning in August 2017, SH Group will supply day-old chicks from its flagship company, Srinivasa Farms Pvt. Ltd. in Hyderabad, India. Hy-Line Layers Private Ltd., located in Tamil Nadu, will continue to oversee the production and distribution of parent stock.
“We see the enormous potential of genetically superior Hy-Line layers to feed the growing population of India an inexpensive source of protein through a partnership with the SH Group,” Jonathan Cade, president of Hy-Line International, said. “They have earned a reputation of being one of the best poultry breeding companies, adopting international standards of quality, hygiene and efficiency.”
SH Group, founded by C. Jagapati Rao and Dr. K. Somi Reddy, started with 6,000 layer parents from 1978 to 1979 and has since grown to parent stock of 440,000 layers. SH Group has diverse commercial businesses and presence across multiple sectors, such as poultry breeding, poultry and animal feed, realty and food retailing.
Founded in 1936 by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line 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 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 leading-selling layer in the American egg industry and around the world.