Number 1 region for agriculture in France
Agriculture, from stockbreeding to vegetable production
10.5 billion litres of milk
20% of all French production
Over one third of all national production of yoghurts and milk based desserts
10,000 direct and indirect jobs
3.3 billion Euros R&D research based on innovation and excellence, which has become a European reference for the sector’s high tech companies.
With 40,632 farms in 2005 – fewer than in 2000 (-21%) but larger in size – agriculture remains vitally important in Bretagne. It is mainly oriented towards breeding (beef, pork, Poultry) and mixed farming (cereals and vegetables).
Two thirds of cereal farming centres on feed for stockbreeding (corn, wheat, barley) and vegetable production (green beans, artichokes, shallots, potatoes, tomatoes) and is ranked number one in France.