Over the last few days, the Euralis cooperative has organised 6 Poultry General Assemblies. The events were held in various municipalities in Southwest France. The breeders were largely present, with record turnout this year.
In total, nearly 60% of the members of the Poultry Producers’ Organisation (PO), i.e. 104 farmers who are members of the Euralis cooperative, came to meet with the directors and operational teams at the Poultry General Assemblies. These events took place throughout the cooperative region, as close as possible to producers.
At the heart of the discussions were mentions of the Group’s latest news, and of course, the key events of the poultry industry in 2021-2022: the Bird Flu outbreak in Vendée and Southwest France, particularly the Dordogne, the persistence of COVID-19, training courses on going digital in the breeding sector, farm visits, etc. “We also discussed the projects to be implemented for 2022,” says Sandra Fontaine, Poultry Production Manager, “as well as culling forecasts. These are issues of primary importance to farmers, as we emerge from the Bird Flu crisis in our cooperative region”.
François Lacome, Euralis Board Member and President of the Poultry PO adds, “We concluded our discussions on the subject of Animal Welfare, with particular emphasis on the Euralis Animal Welfare charter. This is all the more important since we have been forced to quarantine our poultry in recent months. Breeders have been able to adapt by offering indoor activities for the chickens: pecking blocks, hanging ropes, perches, etc. They have also adapted their diet by providing them with plant- and essential oil-based supplements in their drinking water”.
On the whole, these discussions were highly productive and the producers said they appreciated these exchanges close to their regions.