The production of the cooperatives is :
Controlled, because contract-based. More than 2000 breeders come together with their cooperatives to dedicate their production to export markets.
Favouring direct sales and trying to keep the number of intermediaries as low as possible.
Additionnaly, BEVI D'OC supplies 18% cattle for export with the Union of cooperatives BEVIMAC CENTRE SUD.
Every year around 130 000 cattle are exported to European and Third Countries :
- For the main part, this cattle are from The Union of Cooperatives BEVIMAC CENTRE SUD, (which combines three large scale cooperatives located in the centre of the region Massif Central).
- To complete, our other purchases are realised thanks to the contributions from several commercial actors spread over the French territory, including SA UNEC a private commercial company in Saône-et-Loire.
CELIA which is a commercial cattle cooperative located at Laguiole in Aveyron. It markets 70 000 cattle of which 36 000 are provided for export
UNICOR which is a versatile cooperative located at Rodez in Aveyron. It markets 70 000 cattle of which 30 000 are provided for export.
SICAGIEB which is a commercial cattle cooperative located at Montbeugny, next to Moulins in Allier. It markets 40 000 cattle of which 20 000 are provided for export.
The distribution about cattle exported by country is presented as below:
- 78% to Italy
-18% to Third Countries (with the rise of new countries as Egypt, Morocco and Lybia)
- 3.7% for Greece
The rest is distributed between differents european exports.
|SICAGIEB joins BEVIMAC Centre Sud. 100 000 cattle are exported.
The mark of 90 000 cattle exported is crossed. One part of the animals are exported to Third Countries.
|The board of BEVIMAC Centre Sud decided to focus on direct-sells on Third Countries.
|BEVIMAC Centre Sud takes an active position on the Greece.
The hurdle of 40 000 cattle exported is passed.
CEMAC, COBEVIAL and UNICOR lead the activity of CENTRE SUD Elevage.
CENTRE SUD Elevage has been created (including most of the cooperatives in the region Massif Central and Centre Est)
The strategy of the Union of Cooperatives BEVIMAC CENTRE SUD is defined by 11 breeders who represent the member cooperatives gathered in a board of directors.
The Chairman of the board is Mr. Terral, a breeder in the region Aveyron.