Farms and farming in France
Farming is one of France's most important industries, the country is self-sufficient in food supplies. From cereal crops, to beef, pork and poultry to fruit and vegetables.
Although there is industrial farming, there are still many other farmers who have decided to use traditional techniques and bio-farms. There are many small farms producing high quality products. Remember that the tradition of the French cuisine has much to do with this success, as people are seeking genuine regional products.
The type of farming is very defendant on the region as the climate and soils vary so much, but also on ministry and EEC decisions. From the mountains to the plains and coasts, you will find breeds specific to their home regions and diverse methods adapted to the terrain.
For English speaking people searching information about purchasing a farm or setting up farm business in France.
Read the article about the day in the life of a French farmer. Like many farmers, Remi has dedicated his life to his herd of Charolais cattle, 7 days a week all year around. Fighting to pay back bank loans and worried about the future of his farm.
- Milk from dairy cattle, goats, sheep
- Poultry from turkey, chicken, partridge, quail
- Cereal crops with wheat, oats, barley, rye
- Fish from the Mediterranean and Atlantic
Information about the traditional breeds
Cattle used for beef production :
Aubrac, Blonde d'Aquitaine, Charolaise, Gasconne, Limousine, Maine Anjou, Salers
Cattle used for dairy production :
Abondance, Brune, Montbéliarde, Normande, Tarentaise
Pork used in meat production
Basque, Bayeux, Blanc de l'ouest Corse, Gasconne, Limousin
Sheep used in meat production :
Berrichon du Cher, Boulonnaise, Cotentin, Ile de France, Landes de Bretagne, Mouton Charollais, Mouton Vendéen, Rouge de l'Ouest
French Game Birds
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- Fertility and incubation problems
- Incubators and other machinery
- Feeding and quality water supplies
- Rearing aviaries
- Production control
Pheasants, partridges and quails breeding
Game bird breeding farms located in the Vendee region, south west
of France. The climate is perfect for Pheasants, Partridges and
Quails breeding. With the capacity of exporting large quantities
of eggs, chicks and young birds, the farm has the highest reputation
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Links to French Farms
- Cattle farming and the Limousine breed
- Oysters from Jacques Godefroy
French companies in the agriculture industry
Specialised farming web sites
Agriexport International contact for the agricultural industry
Tip of the day
With Charolais cattle, the female twin who has a brother, will be sterile