IPPE: Hy-Line International rolls out sustainability initiative

Hy-Line International is committed to developing the world’s most sustainable laying hens.
calendar icon 27 June 2022
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One of the leading breeding companies in the layer sector, Hy-Line International has spent the last 85 years improving the efficiencies of its varieties. Its team has improved feed conversion, eggs laid and better livability. These efforts culminated in a new sustainability program launched during IPPE last January. Jonathan Cade, Hy-Line president, reviewed the effort with The Poultry Site’s Sarah Mikesell.

“We decided the initiative was to kick off here at the IPPE; we’ve been working on it a lot,” said Cade. “We put it into three categories: people, planet and profit. So, caring about the world population, how to feed them and that’s what our customers do and our customers’ customers do. And, with the planet, to help the environment. Of course, at the end of the day, pushing it down so that our customers can make sure they continue to be profitable.

“We took the history of how our birds were performing 30 years ago compared to our management guides, the efficiencies and how we compared to today. We saw a tremendous improvement in how much more feed efficient we are, how much less trucks of feed our birds have to eat now compared to years ago and how many more eggs our varieties have produced. Also, the livability is a huge factor because everybody wants their healthy hens to stay alive. So, all of this has made it very, very efficient. We have at www.hyline.com/sustainability posted all those parts about sustainability for the people, the planet and profitability.”

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