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La diversité des exploitations et des territoires laitiers français face à la fin des quotas

Abstract : The transformation of the French dairy industry is taking place in a context of political, economic, and social change. With the end of the milk quota system, the market for dairy products has become very dynamic and often favourable (albeit characterised by highly volatile prices), which has enabled France to develop its dairy exports. The transition from a quota-based system to a system based on private agreements between producers and processors has slowly resulted in the release of quota-related restraints on regional milk production. The rapid decline in the number of French dairy farms is partially related to the demographic ageing of farmers. The land use competition (crop vs. milk production) that has been taking place in some areas since 2007 has also played a role. Some dairy farms have grown dramatically; 5,000 farms surpassed the symbolic threshold of 100 dairy cows in 2013 (16% of all French dairy cows are found on these farms). The producers’ response to market signals has allowed the most dynamic milk fields in lowland areas to recover; however, excessive volatility in milk prices could hamper further development.
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Christophe Perrot, D Caillaud, Vincent Chatellier, Myriam Ennifar, Gérard you. La diversité des exploitations et des territoires laitiers français face à la fin des quotas. Fourrages, Association Française pour la Production Fourragère, 2015, pp.57-68. ⟨hal-02630211⟩



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