Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, recently met with U.S. Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, during his visit to Des Moines, continuing a series of discussions urging the Ambassador to provide all possible assistance in opening the China market to imports of US poultry breeding stock.
“It is vital for the China market to open again to US poultry breeding stock imports. Our distributors in China must continue building on their success with Hy-Line varieties by receiving the latest in genetic advancements,” said Jonathan Cade, president of Hy-Line International.
“Ambassador Branstad has a long history with and knowledge of Hy-Line investments in Iowa, of which he trusts the integrity. We trust he will persevere in his work with the Chinese government to resolve this issue. We thank him for his support.”
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 industry in 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 largest selling layer in the American egg industry and around the world.