Licensing agreement with Heisdorf & Nelson (H&N) USA and setting up of the LOHMANN TIERZUCHT veterinary laboratory

In 1959 a contract was signed with Heisdorf & Nelosn Farms, USA, a leading layer breeding company. LOHMANN acquired the exclusive distribution right of the ”Nick Chick” in most of Europe, North Africa, the Near East and the Middle East. An important part of the contract was co-operation in the basic breeding program, i. e. building up a franchise organization, i. e. parent stock operations and hatcheries.

Due to the outstanding service provided for the franchise operations and the excellent quality of the HNL Nick Chick produced by them, within a few years LOHMANN became the leader in the layer market in the Federal Republic of Germany and in numerous other countries.

Development of specific pathogen free (SPF) flocks for the production of LOHMANN Vaccine SPF Eggs (VALO)

Not quite 10 years later, in 1968, the company began to develop specific pathogen free flocks for the production of Vakzine Lohmann SPF eggs (VALO → subsequently VALO BioMedia GmbH).

Transformation of LOHMANN & Co. KG into LOHMANN & Co. AG and spin-off of LOHMANN TIERZUCHT GmbH (incl. Veterinary Laboratory and VALO SPF)

Things really started to happen. There was the spin-off of LOHMANN TIERZUCHT GmbH, including the veterinary laboratory and VALO SPF, in the course of the conversion of Lohmann & Co KG into Lohmann & Co Aktiengesellschaft.

In the field of breeding, there is a great collaboration of scientists and technicians between the genetic departments in Cuxhaven and the USA. This large-scale breeding work can expect an above-average progress of the breeding products