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Ter Heerdt sells shares to EW Group

Dutch layer hatchery Ter Heerdt and Lohmann Tierzucht (LTZ) from Germany have signed an agreement for long term cooperation.

Under the agreement, Ter Heerdt has sold 20 percent of its shares to LTZ owner, the EW group. As a result, Ter Heerdt, will from now exclusively distribute all LTZ product lines in the Benelux area.

According to the senior management of Ter Heerdt, both companies share the same vision and core values. Through this cooperation, Ter Heerdt expects to be able to further strengthen and professionalise their position and better serve their customers on the Benelux market.

Thus far, Ter Heerdt has exclusively been distributing ISA products in the Netherlands and Germany. This will be phased out in the months to come. Currently, Ter Heerdt have their own parent stock, hatchery and contract pullet rearing farms in the Netherlands and Germany.

Apart from LTZ, the EW group also owns layer breeding companies H&N and Hy-Line, as well as Aviagen, the broiler breeding division including its brands Ross, AA, Indian River and Aviagen turkeys.

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    I just looked at the latest North Carolina test results and the ISA/Hendrix breeds appear to be the best overall performances, so one can only wonder what's going on with this move? Can't imagine that core values are the reason van them to move from Hendrix to Lohmann?

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    Mike D.

    Peter, I tend to agree with you. As I understand, the previous distributor of Lohmann in that area is Verbeek, so perhaps Lohmann preferred ter Heerdt and gave them an offer they couldn't refuse. I imagine if Hendrix and Verbeek now join forces, it will be interesting to see how the situation in Europe evolves the next years.

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