La Ferrandaise rewarded with the 2024 Agrobiodiversity Prize

La Ferrandaise rewarded with the 2024 Agrobiodiversity Prize
La Ferrandaise rewarded with the 2024 Agrobiodiversity Prize

After almost disappearing in the 1970s, the Ferrandaise cattle breed was narrowly saved by passionate breeders. This year’s agrobiodiversity prize rewards the work of the breed preservation association.

For its twelfth edition, the National prize for agrobiodiversity rewarded the association for the protection of the bovine breed Ferrandaise in Puy-de-Dôme with a grant of €15,000. The association’s project:

– create a brand based on specifications and a charter drawn up by breeders, and research on the nutritional characteristics of Ferrand products;

– develop a “Ferrandaise route”, a discovery tour of the region and Ferrandaise products with partner restaurants.

Discover the breed and the work of the association in video:

Preserving our farm animals

This prize, launched by Ceva animal health and the heritage foundation, rewards each year the commitment of three French breeders in favor of the preservation of our farm animals. “When we think about threatened species, Opinion most often cites wild animals. However, 30% of livestock breeds listed in France are in danger. It is on these “local” animal species and their genetic diversity that the agriculture of the future will be based to respond to environmental and planetary challenges. »

If the Ferrandaise is positioned at the top of the podium, the second prize was awarded to a breeder of Goat rabbit, a local breed in Haute-Vienne, and the third prize to hop producers in Côtes-d’Armor having raised a herd of Belle-île sheep with the aim of stripping their crop.

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