Production & Hatching

Production

Raising future breeders

The breeding sites belonging to GALOR SAS are located in the departments of Indre-et-Loire (37) and Loire-Atlantique (44). Associated farms assist with the production of these breeders in Loir-et-Cher (41) and Deux-Sèvres (79).

It takes 24 weeks to raise a future breeder. The success of this period, during which the guinea fowl prepares for laying or for sperm production, is directly linked to the technical knowledge and care provided daily to the animals by GALOR staff and farmers. Mastering these key aspects, feeding and providing healthy conditions, will allow the birds to express their full genetic potential.

Production of hatching eggs

GALOR SAS has four production sites in the departments of Indre-et-Loire and Loire-Atlantique.

At 24 weeks the birds arrive at the production facilities where they remain for approximately 36 weeks, depending on market requirements.

Our teams pay special attention to egg traceability, ensuring the production of fertile hatching eggs. These eggs are collected and transported to the hatchery using dedicated vehicles two or three times a week.

Biosecurity, hygiene, sanitary controls, rigour and the use of heat-treated feed ensure quality egg and day-old guinea fowl production for our customers.

 

Hatching

 

Our hatchery in Amboise is dedicated for guinea fowl. It consists of two incubation rooms and four hatching rooms.

Using hatching eggs, our role is to ensure correct development from embryos to the hatching of day-old guinea fowl.  Our rigorous and competent teams do everything they can to provide our customers with day-old guinea fowl in perfect physical health.

As a breeder operator, we meet elevated health standards for our breeder guinea fowl; we promise our customers this same standard in our day-old guinea fowl.

Modern facilities, in particular heating and cooling equipment in the hatchery, contribute to the quality of our day-old guinea fowl. These facilities also ensure good working conditions for our staff and external suppliers.

By adhering to the SNA Health Charter, and through our ongoing work with local government Departmental Direction of the Protection of the Population and with our veterinary advisers, we meet the requirements of our French customers and international health requirements. Thus we are able to export our day-old guinea fowl around the world.