Hy-Line International is committed to developing the world's most sustainable laying hens. Hy-Line enables our global customer base to provide healthy and affordable egg protein to a growing world population, while minimising the environmental impact, preserving our planet's precious resources for current and future generations.

Hy-Line's sustainability commitment may be summarised by the three P's: People, Planet, and Profits.


Hy-Line's commitment is to develop prolific egg layers that will feed more people of the world more economically to make egg protein even more accessible, especially to undernourished communities. 


Hy-Line layers convert feed to egg mass more efficiently, reducing the feed required to produce one dozen eggs by 5 g per dozen eggs every year. Less feed required means decreased demand for grain inputs, resulting in fewer acres of cropland needed to produce egg protein throughout the world. Less grain production required cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions in the environment. Lower feed needs also results in reduced water consumption to produce an egg.


Ever-improving productivity and efficiency in Hy-Line layers creates value throughout the supply chain, improving profitability due to reduced cost. This allows our distributors and customers to invest in new, cleaner, more sustainable production systems and technologies and provide employment opportunities in their local communities.

"Sustainability is a fundamental value of Hy-Line and drives our daily quest to develop the world's most efficient, productive egg laying hens. Throughout our organisation, we strive to leave a better, more healthy planet for the next generations while helping to feed the world today."

– Jonathan Cade, President, Hy-Line International

"Sustainability is in our 'DNA'. Since the company's inception, Hy-Line scientists' commitment has been to increase rates of lay while reducing feed wastage in our birds. We feed more people due to increased egg yield per kilogram of feed consumed, easing demand for cropland, and cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions and water usage. Each year, we save 5 grams of feed for every dozen eggs produced by Hy-Line layers, and that is substantial progress we deliver to our worldwide customer base, managing more than one billion laying hens."

– Dr. Danny Lubritz, Director of Research & Development, Hy-Line International

"Hy-Line operations produce the highest quality chick as efficiently and humanely as possible, drawing on fewer local resources and less energy usage, while continuing to explore and develop new renewable and cleaner energy sources."

– Dr. Travis Schaal, Director of Global Production, Hy-Line International