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France: National veal production has been declining for three years

Veal
Meat
France
Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 13, 2024

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French veal production has been declining for three years and there is a need to react to stop the decline. Slaughterhouses must provide financial assistance to breeders to ensure a regular supply of animals. France is the world's largest consumer of veal but the second largest producer, behind the Netherlands, and the boss of the leading French player in the industry hopes to dethrone the Netherlands as the world's leading producer.
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French veal professionals must “absolutely react” to stop the decline in production, declared Thursday the boss of the yolk industry, Gilles Gauthier, who intends to dethrone the Netherlands as the world's leading producer. “National production has been declining for three years. (...) We absolutely must react,” said Gilles Gauthier. In 2023, the drop in calf production (-7.8%) was greater than the drop in household consumption (-5%). As in the rest of the agricultural world, the sector is struggling to find replacements for breeders who are retiring. Especially since creating a facility accommodating calves aged three weeks to eight months costs between 450,0000 and 550,000 euros, according to Mr. Gauthier. Slaughterhouses must help breeders to set up In order to ensure a regular supply, slaughterhouses must increasingly provide financial assistance to breeders to set up. These operators are then "integrated", that is to say the slaughterhouse supplies them with animals, food and ...
Source: Pleinchamp
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