GP farm France

Published on Jan. 2, 2018

Hendrix Genetics opens new grand parent turkey farm in Sennevières

On Wednesday December 6, 2017 Hendrix Genetics Turkeys France (HGTF) hosted a celebratory grand opening with clients, partners and colleagues. The opening day started with a conference, followed by a friendly lunch inside the building, It ended with a tour of the new farm. 

The conference included Owen Willems, Hybrid Geneticist, who presented the Hybrid Turkeys selection program to 150 guests. Laurent Souti, General Manager HGTF, gave an overview Hendrix Genetics with additional focus on the turkey business unit which produces Hybrid Turkeys.  

This opening day was a success and allowed us to communicate positively to all of those involved in the Turkey sector. 

Background 

The project was initiated in 2015, to secure production in France and allow us to increase the selection pressure on our male line. The increase in selection pressure allows us to continually provide more competitive animals to our customers.  

We choose to construct 2 buildings of 1400 m2, which are capable of housing 11 000 grand parent turkeys to supply our 2 layer farms. 

Figures

Covered area:  3000 m2

Building area:  2800 m2

Grading: 6000 m3 of moved soil

Concrete area:  3200 m2

Tarred area: 2000 m2