Bastien Godfrain strengthens Novogen’s R&D Team


The R&D team of Novogen has expanded again with the arrival of Bastien Godfrain.

Bastien reports directly to Thierry Burlot, NOVOGEN Director of R&D, and he will work in close collaboration with all the members of the selection team. Bastien Godfrain strengthens Novogen’s R&D Team mainly focusing on the further development of the NOVOGEN projects related to animal welfare and alternative production systems.

Bastien graduated at the Agricultural Engineers School of Purpan in 2014. He began his career as a sales engineer at Vitalac for 6 months, followed by a period of 10 months with ITAVI Mont de Marsan as an researcher focusing on projects with Label Rouge chickens and waterfowl.

Thierry Burlot adds: “With his dynamism, freshness and thoroughness Bastien will be able to support the continuous development of the NOVOGEN products”.

NOVOGEN is a company under French law, with its headquarters at Quintin, Bretagne in France. NOVOGEN offers a new alternative giving the egg producers more choice and possibilities to fit their specific market requirements.

NOVOGEN supplies layer Grand Parent Stock and Parent stock to the independent players in the egg industry. It is a clear part of NOVOGEN’s strategy not to integrate the full chain of the distribution by getting involved in commercial layer hatcheries.

NOVOGEN offers competitive layer breeds for the brown, white and tinted egg production adapted to the different market segments, as well as for the conventional (cage) markets, as for the alternative markets. Groupe Grimaud is the majority shareholder of NOVOGEN.