Multipurpose Farm Hall suitable for selling dairy products

A Multipurpose Farm Hall (HRA) is defined as a building designed to accommodate the activities of manufacturing or marketing of farm produce, including storage operations, by farmers or by cooperative associations for manufacturing and marketing. The technical equipment and fitting-out of these buildings intended to develop short cuts in the promotion of the farm produce is also included in the Multipurpose Farm Hall scheme.
In January 2011, not-for-profit company Agrinew submitted an application for subsidies in the context of the call for multipurpose farm hall projects. This was supported by Minister LUTGEN in July 2011, after the application had been passed to the Walloon Government.

The building, which should come into use in 2013 at Marloie, will contain two production lines for manufacturing cheese and other dairy products:

  • a production facility open to all farmers who want to process their milk, available for hire by the day;
  • a production facility with a greater capacity, which will be made available to a farmers’ cooperative.

Contact:
Marie-Hélène BURON
084 220 266
0473 726 961
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Auction sales

On behalf of regional authorities, the Agri-Development Department has conducted a study looking into the possibility of creating a cattle auction sale in Luxembourg. The study was carried out in partnership with Expansion Partners SA, which specialises in advertising and marketing.

Contact:
Jean-Noël DEGEYE
084 220 371
0478 830 332
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Downloadable document:
The conclusions of the study entitled "Evaluation of the opportunity to create a cattle auction sale in Luxembourg"

Useful link:
Expansion Partners SA
http://www.expansion.be

The effect of management on productivity in beef herds

The Agri-Development Department is currently conducting a study in collaboration with the Walloon Breeding Association (AWE) and the Directorate of Agricultural Economic Analysis (DAEA – DGARNE). This aims to determine the effect of management on the productivity of beef herds, in order to recommend to Wallonia breeders the target indicators and values to strive for in their system of production.

Contact:
Marie-Hélène BURON
084 220 266
0473 726 961
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Useful link:
Wallonia Breeding Association
http://www.awenet.be

Health and economic monitoring

In collaboration with the Regional Association of Animal Health and Identification (ARSIA) and the Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (ULg), the Agri-Development Department is currently working on setting up health and economic monitoring system for the whole of the Wallonia animal sector.

Contact:
Marie-Hélène BURON
084 220 266
0473 726 961
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Useful links:
Regional Association of Animal Health and Identification (ARSIA)
http://www.arsia.be

University of Liège – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
http://www.fmv.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_267190/dept-des-maladies-infectieuses-et-parasitaires-dmi

Meat-producing breeds of cattle

The Agri-Development Department is currently finalising a comparative study, in collaboration with other bodies involved in the field and in particular with the Directorate of Agricultural Economic Analysis (DGARNE – DAEA). This is designed to show the advantages, but also the weaknesses, of the systems currently in use; on one hand, the farming of Belgian Blue cattle, and on the other hand, the farming of so-called “rustic” breeds (Blonde d’Aquitaine, Limousin or Charolaise).

This study should provide evidence of the effect of the "breed" factor on, in particular,

  • the production costs;
  • the profitability of the farming;
  • the performance of the animals;
  • the workload imposed on the farmer;

in order to best advise breeders desirous of optimising all of these criteria.

Contact:
Marie-Hélène BURON
084 220 266
0473 726 961
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Useful links:
Belgian Blue Herd-Book
http://www.hbbbb.be
Belgian Limousin Herd-Book
http://www.vachelimousin.be/index.php?page=herd-book
Belgian Blonde d’Aquitaine Herd-Book
http://www.blondeaquitaine.be/topic/index.html
Charolais International
http://www.charolais-international.com/index.php
Wallonia Beef Cattle Industry
http://www.fvbw.be
Wallonia Breeding Association
http://www.awenet.be

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