L’Orée du Jour dairy products are prepared with milk collected exclusively within a 40km radius around Laiterie Coralis. This proximity ensures the highest level of freshness and respect for the raw milk collected, while preserving the environment.
Milk produced with special attention
L’Orée du Jour milk is produced by selected family-run dairy farms, where strict attention is paid to:
- Animal wellbeing by offering space and adequate ventilation to animals. It happens that happy animals are less sick, guaranteeing that our milk is 100% antibiotic free;
- Cows’ diet is monitored by the veterinary team of Laiterie Coralis to produce milk with recognised nutritional values, while respecting the environment by reducing CO2 emissions from cows’ digestion cycle;
- Milk purity: there is only milk in L’Orée du Jour milk brick, with no preservatives or additive added;
- Traceability of cows feed: over 90% of cows feeds are produced at each individual farm level, reducing the impact on the environment due to transport while ensuring full traceability of the feeds. This allows us to guarantee that our milk is GMO free and pesticides free;
- Traceability of cows: Cows are fully traced from birth, and the vast majority of cows supplying milk to Laiterie Coralis were actually born on the farms where they produce milk;
- Milk safety: Milk produced by Laiterie Coralis contains no growth hormone; growth hormone is banned by law in France;
- Traditional cows: the herds supplying milk to Laiterie Coralis are composed of Holstein cows. Holstein is a traditional breed of cows which have been used for more than 100 years in milk production in France;
- Farms remain at human scale with herds size not exceeding 150 cows. Farmers usually keep a personal link with each animal: this reduces animal stress and helps produce consistently high quality milk.
A region blessed by nature for milk production
Laiterie Coralis is based in a region of France blessed by nature for milk production, with a terroir particularly suited to grass, crops and other feed growth. Fairly continuous winds from the Atlantic ocean maintain low pollution levels along the year while temperature rarely goes in negative territory in the winter nor above 25 degrees in the summer. This temperature range is ideal for both cows physiological needs and for rich grass growth during most of the year.
See below link for real-time pollution level in the area of Rennes:
See below link (in French) for average temperatures over the past decade