Beginning of the tour by the Charal slaughterhouse in Egletons (Correze), and the “1,000 veals farm” fattening unit (Creuse).
Lunch at restaurant followed by CCBE cattle collecting centre (Creuse).
Beginning of the day by the visit of a farm, breeding both Abondance and Montbeliarde dairy cows. This farm is located in a moutainous area (1,000m high), and turns milk into “saint-nectaire” cheese.
Lunch at restaurant, then visit of an Abondance dairy farm, well known for its genetics selection.
Visit of a dairy-ewes farm, with cheese procesing unit.
Beginning of the day by the visit of the Lanaud centre (Haute-Vienne), national selection station of the Limousin breed.
Lunch in Lanaud, then visit of a high-level genetic Limousin farm.
Beginning of the day by the visit of FEDATEST experimental station (Haute-Loire), specialized in rustic sheep breeds selection.
Lunch at restaurant, then visit of the Saint-Flour highschool’s sheep farm (Cantal).
Visit of the Thomas farm, breeding Limousin ewes.
Visit of a dairy farm in Brown-Swiss breed, in the Haute-Loire department.
Organic farm breeding 45 dairy cows for a 295,000 liters milk reference, cultures are set on 140 hectares.
The farm is practicing genetic selection and displays animals on the Sommet de l’Elevage.
Visit of a Rava rustic sheep breed, counting 1,500 ewes, 250 female lambs and 35 rams.
The farm is located at 800 m high, on a surface of 330 hectares.
4 persons work on it.
Visit of the GAEC de la Forie farm, breeding 75 dairy cows of Montbeliarde breed.
Milk production is of 8,000 liters / year and per cow, based on 130 hectares of agricultural surfaces, mostly made of grass.
Visit of a Charollais sheep farm into the Allier department.
This farm is breeding 65 Charollais ewes and 3 rams, sales reproducers and takes part to livestock shows.
The agricultural surfaces are set on 275 hectares: crops, corn and prairies are grown on them.