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Brittany, a farming land

SPACE: a strategic and unique position in the heart of one of Europe's leading livestock farming regions

Brittany is a major breeding region. 

It is the leading agricultural region in France and the leading agri-food region in Europe

Breton farmers feed the equivalent of one in three French people. More than 60% of the regional territory is devoted to agriculture.

 

FOCUS ON THE DIFFERENT ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN BRITTANY: 

Animal productions in Brittany

Poultry sector


POULTRY SECTOR

IN BRITTANY:

1 out of 3 French chicken is produced in Brittany

37 slaughtering poultry processing plants

Brittany's role in total production of French poultry meat and eggs in 2017:

- Chicken: 32% (371 000 tons)

- Turkey: 40% (145 500 tons)

- Duck: 18% (16 800 tons)

- Guinea-fowl: 8% (2 420 tons)

- Eggs for consumption: 42% (6,02 billion eggs)

IN WESTERN FRANCE:

57% of French poultry meat is produced in the Western region of France

It represents nearly 10% of the European production

8,300 broiler poultry farms

 
Dairy sector


DAIRY SECTOR

IN BRITTANY:

10,100 dairy farms in 2020

765,000 dairy cattle in Brittany:

- Prim'Holstein: 82%

- Normande: 6%

- Montbéliarde: 3%

- Miscellaneous: 9%

IN WESTERN FRANCE:

52% of French milk is produced in the Western region of France

It represents more than 10% of the European production

More than 35,000 dairy farms

 
Pig sector


PIG SECTOR

IN BRITTANY:

5% of French pork was produced in Brittany in 2020

20 slaughterhouses

13.7 million pigs were slaughtered in 2020

IN WESTERN FRANCE:

75% of the French pork production is produced in the Western region of France

8 500 pig farms (most of them are in Brittany)

 
Beef sector


BEEF SECTOR

IN BRITTANY:

156,000 tons of beef are produced in Brittany in 2020

Brittany's role in total production of French beef in 2020:

- Butchered veal: 19% (32 810 tons)

- Heifers: 8% (18 210 tons)

- Cull cows: 12% (69 420 tons)

- Bull and steers: 8% (35 450 tons)

- Total: 10% (123 080 tons)

IN WESTERN FRANCE: 

42% of national beef production is produced in the Western region of France

It represents around 10% of the European production

Around 50,000 farms

 
Animal feed sector


ANIMAL FEED SECTOR

IN BRITTANY:

67 livestock feed production plants in Brittany

7.75 million tons of industrial feed manufactured in 2020

Livestock feed production plants in Brittany

 

Carte de la Bretagne des usines de fabrication des aliments

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Organic sector


ORGANIC SECTOR

IN BRITTANY:

14% of Breton farms are engaged in organic farming in 2020 (3,619 farms) compared to 1,000 farms in 2008

6th French regional in terms of number of organic farms

Main activities: dairy cattle (27%) - poultry (7%) - beef cattle (7%) - sheep (3%)

IN WESTERN FRANCE:

More than one in three farmers are engaged in organic farming

nearly 10,000 farms

more than 70% of the farms involved in organic farming are oriented towards livestock farming:

- 26% of the French suckler cow herd is produced in the Western region of France

- 55% of milk production is produced here, i.e. 500 million litres of organic milk

- 40% of the national breeding sow population

- 23% of the French goat population

- 42% of the national broilers production

 

Sources  

CCI Bretagne - Repères - Chiffres Clés Bretagne (édition 2020)

La dynamique de la Bio en france & dans le Grand Ouest - Bio Grand Ouest

ABC de l'Agriculture et Agroalimentaire en Bretagne (édition 2021) - Chambre d'Agriculture de Bretagne  : http://www.chambres-agriculture-bretagne.com

Statistiques agricoles AGRESTE - Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation

Observatoire régional de la production biologique (édition 2018) - FRAB