THE INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION HELPS EURALIS’S MEMBERS DEVELOP THEIR BUSINESS OPERATIONS
This Division includes industrial partners, financial contributions and agricultural activities outside of the Euralis cooperative.
They bring together our partners in the vegetable sector with Seretram (General Mills) and Soléal (Bonduelle), our shared subsidiary with Sanders for livestock nutrition, our participation in the ethanol sector with Océol, our partnership with the Ronsard abbatoir, and the development of sustainable organic sectors in southwest France with Agribio Union. In 2019, there were 230 organic cooperative farmers producing 6,130 hectares of cereal, oleaginous seeds and vegetables and 2,300 hectares of organic vines monitored by Euralis teams
All of these activities help our members diversify their production, develop their farms, and safeguard their revenues via contract farming.
INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION KEY FIGURES
tonnes of feed sold with Sanders Euralis
INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION BRANDS
Sojalim celebrate two years serving the French GMO-free soya industry
Two years ago, AVRIL and EURALIS launched SOJALIM (on September 8, 2017), a French soybean crushing plant in Vic-en-Bigorre (southwest France).
The aim of this partnership is to develop a 100% French, local soybean industry, which is both traceable and OMG-free, securing the supply of sustainable, high-quality French plant proteins to regional animal production (cattle, pigs, poultry).
SOJALIM represents an important stage of the partnership with EURALIS and was part of the creation of SANDERS-EURALIS in September 2013.
In 2019, SOJALIM processed 34,000 tonnes of soy of which 10,000 tonnes were organic (compared to 25,000 tonnes of soy, of which 5,000 were organic during the 1st year), in order to secure the supply of 100% French vegetable proteins to animal production sectors in southwest France.
Organic field crops: a specially designed silo for organic grains in Monbahus (southwest France)
On June 15, 2018, Agribio Union launched a new silo in Monbahus (southwest France), specially designed for collecting different seed varieties from crop rotations by organic farmers.
Euralis and its partners in the Agribio Union are committed to sustainable technical and economic monitoring, as well as coordinating all organic crop production by their members.
The silo features 30 product storage compartments, a dryer with energy recovery, and two cleaning circuits. The diversity of storage space is a real asset that enables us to maintain production of homogeneous, high-quality grain lots in order to satisfy the demands of increasingly segmented markets. It provides access to new markets and food industry sectors such as soy for human consumption, buckwheat, rapeseed, and pulses.
Organic poultry: a new development plan within the next two years
In partnership with Ronsard, Euralis is going to implement a development plan for a poultry producer organisation by 2022. By doing so, Euralis continue to help promote this sector that currently counts 6 million Label Rouge birds bred by our farmers, 100,000 of which are raised organically.
Respecting the environment and animal welfare (for outdoor production areas larger than in the Label Rouge segment), feeding exclusively with organic grains, limiting the use of regulated antibiotic treatments, and raising organic poultry present many benefits, which help us respond to consumer demands.