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FORESTRY LAND IN FRANCE
 

Since 1850 the area of woodland has doubled in size...........and covers 25% of mainland. The main areas are Landes(40) Var(83) and Vosges (88). Approximately 66% are in broadleaf. Ownership is predominantly private at 74%. The State owns1514 forests - basically confiscated after the Revolution.......and the largest is the forest of

Post Date: 14.08.2007
FOOT and MOUTH NEWS
 

Les Herolles market in the Vienne area was specifically opened at the request of the local sheep farmers due to the perceived lack of fresh meat due to the UK export embargo. Prices rose from 4.70 Euros/kg in July to 5.50kg Euros/kg....a summer bonus for the mainly small farmers.Do you

Post Date: 11.08.2007
LAMB CONSUMPTION
 

60% of all lamb is imported either from UK or New Zealand.

Post Date: 11.08.2007