3 days of visits and exchanges with breeders and their organisations in the Atlantic Pyrenean and Lot regions
- A time for discussion with the Chambre d’Agriculture 64, in order to better understand the organization of sheep breeding stakeholders in the department.
- Exchanges and visits with the Axuria cooperative, in order to better understand what motivated the breeders to federate into a cooperative, how the cooperative was then organised around the “Pyrenean suckling lamb” label and the cutting and marketing services it offers to its members, how traceability works…
- Exchanges and visits with the CDEO64 – departmental centre for sheep breeding – in order to better understand the genetic services currently offered by the cooperative and their functioning, the involvement and role of breeders in the selection guidance, the management of selection schemes, the monitoring of breeders, the dissemination of genetics, the link between technicians and breeders….
- Exchanges and visits with the Capel cooperative group and Ovilot, in order to better understand the services offered by the cooperative in terms of genetics, advice, marketing (slaughter assistance, traceability, labelling, etc.), to understand how they have been gradually set up by breeders and their organisation, how they are managed, what are their challenges…
The exchanges were extremely rich, both in terms of technique, functioning and organization. Tunisian breeders have returned to Tunisia full of hope and with a lot to assimilate.
When they returned to Tunisia, the breeders also decided to share all their lessons with the other members of the group, in an effort to share and gradually unite them around the same ambitions.
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