Following the classification of red meat and charcuterie as carcinogenic products, French breeders remain concerned about meat prices. This Tuesday evening, they were received by the Minister of Agriculture. In Vendée, the local breed is the Parthenaise. In a large area, it is honored. Benoit Marie is a butcher at System U, this meat represents half of his sales. Good cuts are snapped up at 23 euros per kilo. As a result, he can buy it at seven euros per kilo from breeders, three more than the average quotations.
Promoting meat breeds was one of the ways out of the crisis. Last week, however, the first operator, the Bigard group, let it be known that this was none of their business. “Everyone must do their job and do it well. For all these reasons…we ask that this project be withdrawn”, the group said. The mail sparked anger. For breeders, it is not up to the Bigard group to decide on the quality of the meat.