Calves: There are not enough places in France

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Published Oct 21, 2023

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The French fattening centers are struggling to accommodate the high number of calves, leading to many being sent to other countries. Trade of certain types of calves is difficult due to price levels and degraded commercial relations. Beef calf consumption is affected by the holidays, but demand is expected to pick up after the All Saints holidays.
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Calves for fattening and breeding – Commercial activity remains painful with still too many calvings for the French fattening centers available. Many calves remain sent to Spain, Italy or the Netherlands. Trade is very complicated in Holsteins, Abondances or Montbéliards or the crosses with price levels which often come after the quotas granted by the integrators. Calf collectors, who are in contact with breeders, suffer from degraded commercial relations. Calves weighing less than 45kg or without potential are refused by integrators and find themselves without commercial value. Beef calves – Cooling temperatures are favorable for consumption, but the holidays limit demand for school meals. Controlling the volumes put in place generates ...
Source: Pleinchamp
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