Hendrix Genetics completes acquisition of Landcatch & LNS
Hendrix Genetics enters the world of aquaculture breeding with acquisition of Landcatch / LNS
June 11, 2011
Hendrix Genetics has completed its acquisition of Landcatch & LNS (Landcatch Natural Selection) from Lithgows Limited, marking an important milestone for Hendrix Genetics and Landcatch / LNS.
“Today, Hendrix Genetics enters the world of aquaculture breeding, a natural fit with our existing multi-species portfolio.” stated Thijs Hendrix, Président of Hendrix Genetics.
“It is a great day for our customers and employees as we are now linked with a global leader in animal genetics. We are excited by the possibilities this brings.” commented Hugh Currie, Managing Director of Landcatch & LNS.
Landcatch is a leading supplier of Atlantic salmon eggs and juveniles. Its land-based Breeding and production sites in Scotland have unmatched biosecurity standards. LNS (Landcatch Natural Selection) is a specialist breeding company, which applies advanced selective breeding technologies to the Landcatch strain of Atlantic salmon. LNS also provides its technologies and expertise in other fields of animal breeding.
Hendrix Genetics, headquartered in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, is a multi species breeding company, with 5 divisions: layer breeding (ISA), pig breeding (HYPOR), turkey breeding (HYBRID), aquaculture breeding (LANDCATCH & LNS) and poultry distribution (SFPA, INTEGRA, JOICE AND HILL). The company is dedicated to providing innovative and sustainable genetic solutions to the animal protein sector in over 100 countries with operations and joint ventures in 22 countries and more than 1500 employees.