Hybrid Turkeys, Canada, announced plans to invest $6 million to build a state-of-the-art parent stock hatchery in Beatrice, Neb.

The site selection team stated they were “impressed with the collaborative and innovative approach that both the city of Beatrice and the state of Nebraska presented to our team.”

The new facility will be built on a separate site from the company’s existing hatchery, so that current production will not be affected. It is expected to be operational by July 2017.

“Location, services, biosecurity and opportunities to serve our customers were all carefully considered in the search process,” says Peter Gruhl, general manager, USA. “This investment in a new turkey hatchery is representative of our commitment to fulfilling the needs of our clients and continuing to support the U.S. turkey industry.”