Hy-Line grandparent and parent stock distributor awarded compartmentalisation status

West Des Moines, IA, 03 April 2018 – Hy-Line do Brasil is the first layer genetics company to earn this achieve this status
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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 Organization 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.

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 impacts 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.”

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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