A farmed land, our country still has among its farmers a majority of sheep and cattle mainly oriented towards meat production. The basic herd diet consists of grass often from natural meadows and altitude summer pastures or lawns.
Both necessities, passion and tradition, the summer transhumance are part of the calendar of most farmers in the township. From intermediate zones to mountain pastures which welcome the herds in the spring until autumn, offering their fresh air, wide open spaces and quality forage resources, thus freeing up time to farmers who can focus on their haymaking work on their farms. Provided by the municipalities, these spaces are managed collectively, sometimes employing a shepherd or cowherd, who will ensure throughout the season the safeguard of animals, with the optimizing grazing and maintenance of facilities (water points, fences, parks, pastoral huts …).
Grazing signposts have been set up at the entrance of pastoral areas and on paths/ trails and access on farming equipment, to inform other users ( hikers, hunters, forest wardens…) and encouraged them to friendly practices (keep dogs on a leash, close behind the passages, not to approach or pet the animals… ).
Everything is implemented for the good of all living together in these mountains that we hold dear! They are also a tool for breeders to ensure the maintenance and enhancement of the landscape for the good of all!