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Insolite : la production de lait de vache en Provence

Par Christophe Lurie, France Bleu Provence vendredi 18 juillet 2014 à 16:18

Producteurs de lait de vache en Provence
Producteurs de lait de vache en Provence © Christophe Lurie / Radio France

Produire du lait de vache en Provence, ce n'est pas banal. Dans la région, on élève plutôt des moutons, des brebis ou bien des chèvres, mais rarement des vaches. On ne trouve pas partout, comme en Normandie, de vastes étendues d'herbe bien verte.

Pas de grandes prairies vertes en Provence, et pourtant, un jeune couple d'éleveurs s'est installé à Miramas, il y a trois ans, sur une vingtaine d'hectares de terre bien irriguée.

Objectif de la ferme Saint-Désiré : élaborer des fromages bio , mais aussi fabriquer des yaourts et des faisselles avec le lait d'une douzaine de vaches (50 000 litres par an). Les jeunes exploitants se sont aussi lancés dans l'élevage de veaux .

Mais tout cela n'est pas aussi simple qu'il y parait.

Reportage Vaches

Info utile : Pour passer commande à la ferme Saint Désiré, Marine Délandes au 06 29 33 80 75.

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