Infographics - French breeding

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Infographics - French breeding

  • Cattle : 18.5
  • Pigs : 13.7
  • Sheep : 7.2
  • Goats : 1.3
  • Meat poultry : 155.3
  • Laying hens : 48.3

(In 2018, millions of heads)

In 2016, 172 000 farms will be devoted to livestock, i.e. 39% of all farms (beef cattle, milk, mixed ; sheep ; pigs ; poultry).

Consumption of animal products in 2018 (per capita / year) :

  • Pig meat : 33 kg
  • Poultry : 28 kg
  • Cheeses : 24 kg
  • Beef : 23 kg
  • Eggs : 13 kg
  • Butter : 8 kg
  • Other* : 3kg
  • Sheep & goat : 2 kg

(*Equine, rabbit & game meat and offal)

  • 4 million cows & 1.3 million dairy ewes.
  • France accounts for 30% of european goat's milk collection.
  • 10% of poultry are under official quality or origin sign (PGI / PDO / AB / LABEL ROUGE).

The weight of the food processing / preservation of meat and meat preparations industries

  • 23% of employees in food compagnie (in FTES)
  • 39 billion € turnover
  • 3 billion € of meat & offal exported
  • 6 billion € of milk & dairy products exported

 

Source : Agreste Graphagri 2019 (2018 data)

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