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A collective demo-tool for the professionals of the calves sector : Located near Rennes, the veal calf production experimental farm is part of an agronomic complex located around the laboratories of INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research). IDELE, the French Livestock Institute is at the head of the experimental program, in cooperation with all partners of the calves sector. Main working areas of the farm are: calves nutrition & breeding, health & animal welfare, products quality, environment, working conditions, livestock farmers’ income. The farm also offers services to companies wishing to be accompanied in their innovation process, from the creation to the final evaluation, within the framework of private services.
One future objective of the station is to be an example for the sector with a new building that is under study. This digital project aims to contribute to the development of prototypes, to test commercial solutions and to evaluate their technical and economic impact for the benefit of veal calf farmers. Today, the farm have 300 calves places divided into 5 experimental units from 56 to 70 places. The farm is equipped with 2 solar power stations to produce hot water and electricity, and an anaerobic digestion station.

Experience in farm demonstration activities (years) 40
Country France

Farm informations

Land without cultivation surface Surface (ha) / number List of crops/kinds
Land without cultivation 0
Arable crops 0
Vegetable crops 0 ()
Vineyard 0
Orchards crops 0
Other crops 0
Livestock 300 Calves

Farm informations

Available for
  • Experimentation
Availability of optical fibre / 4G connection for data transmission Yes

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