- dairy farmers
- million liters of cow milk in 2014
- million litres of goat milk in 2014
Sébastien Cantet, a producer of goat milk and President of the Laiterie Coopérative du Pays de Gâtine:
"Belonging to a cooperative allows collection costs to be shared, offering farmers the best possible price for their milk. It’s a way of staying competitive."
By working together in cooperatives, farmers provide themselves with the resources to invest in sophisticated transformation tools, in R&D and in branding – and ultimately bringing their production to market together. Their elected representatives control how this production is made most profitable.
Quality and Traceability: the farmers are committed
Tests conducted at independent interprofessional laboratories ensure the safety and quality of the milk.
Traceability is controlled by strict monitoring of the collection points.
Best practice: one step ahead
More than 90% of our farms are involved in the actions suggested by the dairy profession, for cow milk (Charter for Good Agricultural Practices - Charte des Bonnes Pratiques d'Elevage) as for goat milk (Shared Charter for Best Practice in Goat Rearing - Code Mutuel de Bonnes Pratiques en Élevage Caprin). Through this, they are committed to transparency, traceability and safety: animal identification, health monitoring for the herd, feed, reproduction, animal well-being, environment, etc.