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Valoriser la diversité fourragère pour produire du lait de brebis bio sur le Causse Comtal : témoignage de Romain Maurel, éleveur

Abstract : R. MAUREL is a farmer on the Causse Comtal plateau, which is characterised by a fragile environment of limited farming potential. His family-run farming association (GAEC) is raising around 400 dairy sheep (of the Lacaune breed) and 100 replacement ewe lambs on 117 ha of land (comprising 20 ha of mixed cereal crops and 97 ha of pastures and rangelands). To become self-sufficient as well as to effectively and sustainable use the plateau's calcareous pastures, which are vulnerable to climatic variability, farmers must make different choices, such as limiting the intensification of livestock production, using hardy sheep breeds, preserving soil fertility, and establishing long-term pastures that contain abundant legumes. The production of organic milk and the money saved by limiting the use of concentrates ensure good economic returns. The farmer is pleased with the technical and economic efficiency of the current system, its dependability, and the peace-of-mind it brings.
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Romain Maurel, Vincent Thenard. Valoriser la diversité fourragère pour produire du lait de brebis bio sur le Causse Comtal : témoignage de Romain Maurel, éleveur. Fourrages, Association Française pour la Production Fourragère, 2014, pp.225 - 228. ⟨hal-02636246⟩

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