This is what many Web-agri readers believe. “By dint of having treated the breeders like crap… and having stuffed themselves on their backs”, one day, “the wheel had to turn”! “You can prepare to close some slaughterhouses, food factories and export markets,” they warn.
Due to decapitalization of cattle herdslinked to the drought and the soaring livestock loads, “some slaughterhouses only work four days out of five”explained the editorial staff of Web-agri in mid-October.
For Vincent Beaulaton, “soon, it will soon be only 3 days since they still haven’t understood that producers have to live from their work…” Some readers go further, believing that Prim’noire Holstein Rouge that “it makes them feel good, by dint of stealing from the breeders! “A fair backlash (…)” also, according to Arnaud Jourdain.
“Slaughterhouses pressed us over the head in 2020, taking advantage of additional slaughter following the drought”, develops steph72. He thinks that “the same backlash will come for dairies”.
“By dint of stealing from the breeders”
Francois Garrivier is of the same opinion: “They have been responsible for this decapitalization for years that they treat breeders like crap…” “That they pay producers up to the stakes, taking into account the livestock production costs “, he suggests. “They still have the indecency to offer contracts by calculating the producers’ production costs themselves! So far, only breeders have disappeared from the industry. Tomorrow the fallers will get on the cart and don’t count on the breeders to pity them!! “, he adds again.
Producers will continue to pay the piper next year, warns Momo for whom the calculation is simple: “Fewer animals = less production = less cash flow = again sale of part of the livestock. “To put it simply, either the slaughterhouses line up a check to save the breeders, and them too at the same time, either it is a massive redundancy plan on the basis of voluntary departures and in a few years, a total closure”, summarizes this reader to make them react. “Remember that you employ hundreds of people! And that you work thanks to us, breeders!!, he insists. You have the power to make things happen, the state will listen to you. We tried, but everyone doesn’t care about the ugly job-creating breeders…”
The obligation of a slaughterhouse per department is dead.
And it is not for lack of “having warned them that when there were no more breeders, they would also fall (…)”, continues RV 12
“That way, the meat will come from abroad with catastrophic breeding and transport conditions”, nuances Florent Delculee. “The obligation of a slaughterhouse per department is dead”, also points out Jean Dcrd.
“We are not going to pity them! »
In addition to slow-moving slaughterhousescattle decapitalization and rising costs are impacting animal feed manufacturers. In 2022, 15 factories are at risk of closing according to the Snia, their union, also announced Web-agri at the same time. Which led to similar reactions from readers. Cedric Betrom among other things: “The wheel turns, we are not going to pity them anyway. ” Or Gregory Portron “Well done, we want to live too. »
“When we farmers are in difficulty, we are told that it is because we are bad. Ben, you must be too then, ”points Didier. “The breeders who stop for years for lack of income, do we talk about it? While the food suppliers who stuffed themselves… Each in turn! », hammers Didier LeCoant.
Normally parasites do not kill their host…
Especially since “producers pay a blind to feed their cows (…)”, supports Christine Thomas. “Parasiticism!! But normally the parasites do not kill their host”, ironically Tintin. The opportunity, for Bruno Moussy, to “return to food self-sufficiency in breeding (…)”. “All budding”, urge Claire and Steven Croissant Hunault. “They are waking up now, lamenting that the breeding sectors do not pay. Why haven’t we heard them before? “, wonders for his part steph72. Hi in the same tone: “If the Snia calls for emergency measures to fight against decapitalization, it is because from now on, there will be no more slaves. »
“It’s not for lack of warning them…”
The countries importing weanlings are also worried about the decline of the French herdindicates Web-agri.
“We should have thought of that 10 years ago by paying the weanlings a bit more expensive”, retorts Gaetan Duperray. “Can you really cry for not having any more milk (meat here) when you let your cow die? “, he asks. Here again, the comments of the readers join those of the previous articles. “MDR, the game is reversed, finally they will lose money like us! “, welcomes Gerard Braidy. “it is not for lack of having warned”, judge Jerome Daurat. “(…) But a lot of people continue to give a damn…”, regrets Philippe Lafage.
Agri63 gets angry: “Lol. When two years ago, the weanlings were low on daisies (€2.30/kg), they weren’t talking about making agreements on production costs in breeding. There on the other hand, as they realize that they killed the breeders and that it turns against them… Above all, they should not do it so that they finally pay the piper for making us work at a loss since 20 years ! »
Crying that we have no more milk, when we let our cow die.
“Waking up is difficult?” »
Split Oakin an ironic tone: “If the weanling production regresses, it is not profitable for the breeders! And then it will make people happy: the vegans and pseudo ecologists who are convinced that without cows, the world will survive climate change. » « By dint ofbuy the weanlings for a handful of cherries, this production is no longer profitable, adds Michel Bernard. All the more so with the health standards which accumulate and the food which increases. »
Vegans and so-called ecologists can be happy!
“Importing countries should help the sector financially if they want it to continue,” suggests Stanislas Peccatte. “Above all, we must pay the calves at their fair pricethat is to say remunerate the work of breeders”, continues Pascal Delors. While he acknowledges that “selling prices have progressed favourably”, he considers “that they still do not cover the costs of production (…) “. The lack of animals “may push them to buy them more expensive”, hopes Pierre-Jean Charnay.
And momo to conclude: “Waking up is difficult? Did you really think it would last? Not to pay for the goods, not to leave enough to live on for the peasants, without there being any consequences? First, breeders stop investing and then they reduce the herdyou can prepare for close some slaughterhouses, feed factories and export markets. We just wanted to work…”