Eggs that will be used for turkey breeding are imported from Canada and the United States. Eggs are collected from herds with Certificate of Origin and Health Certificate under maximum hygiene conditions and they do not pose any risk against human and animal health. Eggs are used in our incubation centre in Bolu and poults are obtained as a result of an incubation period of 28 days. Production in our incubation centre is carried out under the control of qualified veterinaries and agricultural engineers, all hygiene rules are applied and top quality turkey poults are produced. Poults are transferred to grow-out units under hygienic conditions upon completion of daily vaccination, beak trimming and gender separation process.
In our incubation centre, after hatching, poults are processed by trimming their beaks and vaccinating and they are transferred to special indoor grow-out farm equipped with modern technology without separating the males and females. Bolca Hindi poults grown in special rings for a period of one week complete their grow-out period by the 6th week and the process for achieving the desired weight is initiated. Female and male turkeys become ready for slaughtering once they reach to 11 kg and 19-20 kg, respectively.
Bolca turkeys undergo weekly controls of in-house veterinaries of the plant who check their health and development, they are given special hygienic and healthy turkey feed prepared by using eight different formulas developed with the extensive know-how of Bolu Kalite Yem Sanayi A.S. The entire life cycle in the farms, feeding patterns and vaccination programs are documented and slaughtering is permitted upon inspection of this system by the officers from the Ministry of Agriculture. Traceability is possible. Turkeys are transferred to modern Bolca Hindi slaughterhouses in trucks equipped with special cages.
Bolca Hindi that started manufacturing operations in 1995 was founded as a result of long researches. Bolu Kalite Yem management was the first to recognize the lack of turkey meat in kitchens of the present day’s Turkey where diet patterns change rapidly and a decision was taken to produce this important source of nutrients. Surveys carried out in United States and Europe showed that Bolu offers the best natural and climate conditions and it was concluded that “Healthy Pink Turkey Meat” can be produced by using quality animal feed of Bolu Kalite Yem Sanayi A.S. Bolca Hindi is a subsidiary of Bolu Kalite Yem Sanayi A.S.
Consumption of turkey meat products increases rapidly all over the world in the recent period of 30 years. Factors acting as a motive to consume turkey meat are good taste, superior nutritional quality, high number of suitable cooking recipes and the most importantly, cost-effectiveness. Turkey meat consumption in Turkey increases substantially in the lead of BOLCA HINDI since 1995 and Bolca Hindi achieved the position of top turkey producer in the sector.
New, modern slaughterhouse of Bolca Hindi as commissioned in 2006 offering a capacity of 1200 turkeys/hour. New plant consists of slaughtering section, eviscerating, cooling and shocking units. Products are automatically transferred from one unit to another and cross-contamination is prevented by hanging each turkey separately during the cooling process.
Carcass temperature is reduced from 40°C to 16°C in 2 hours in order to ensure minimized absorption of water through the skin. In addition, the most recent steam defeathering system of Europe and United States is used in this modern slaughtering unit minimizing the water absorption rates and eliminating the cross-contamination. The new plant has been designed in Germany in accordance with the Europe Union standards in all aspects.
Bolu Kalite Yem Sanayi that was founded in 1979 is one of the leading organizations of the sector with its experiences accumulated over a period of 37 years, qualified employees, and quality and hygienic animal feed production. It is among the top ten companies with its production capacity of 50.000 ton/year in Turkey where there are 400 animal feed factories. Bolu Kalite Yem owes its outstanding performance to the importance attached to research and development. All developments in the food sector are monitored attentively. Local and foreign literature is screened to obtain current information. National and international seminars and information flow are monitored. Qualified veterinaries, agricultural and food engineers of Bolu Kalite Yem analyse information, perform laboratory and on-site tests and they obtain information shedding light to livestock breeding sector of Turkey.