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Sommet de l'Elevage 2017

Described as one of Europe's best livestock shows, Sommet de l'Elevage takes place over three days in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The show features 2000 animals, 1600 exhibitors and 85000 visitors. 

Join Farm Tours Ireland as we attend this years show as well as visiting some of the leading beef breeding and finishing farms in the region


Wednesday 4th October

  • Assemble at Dublin airport
  • Depart Dublin airport and fly to Lyon
  • Arrive in Lyon and transfer to a ruminant feed mill. Factory tour and presentation on the feed industry in the region
  • Check into hotel accommodation and evening meal (included)
  • (D, B&B)

Thursday 5th October

  • Check out of hotel
  • Visit a beef breeding farm. Purebred Charolais cows operating on an all year calving system. All progeny is retained on the farm for breeding sale or fattening
  • Visit a typical French feedlot. Charolais cows and steers are purchased for fattening. Finishing ration consists of homegrown forage and purchased concentrate ration.
  • Lunch (included)
  • Vineyard visit - no trip to France would be complete without visiting one of the many local vineyards
  • Check into hotel and evening meal
  • (L, D, B&B)

Friday 6th October

  • Depart hotel
  • Full day at the Sommet de l'Elevage show (no lunch included)
  • Return to hotel
  • (B&B)

Saturday 7th October

  • Check out of hotel
  • Visit a specialist cow finishing unit. Purchasing cull cows to supply restaurant and hotel trade with traditional French delicacy - cow beef
  • Travel to Lyon airport
  • Return flight to Dublin airport

Included in package: flight, 3 night hotel accommodation (room sharing basis, single room supplement available), private transport, farm visits, lunch x 1, evening meal x 2 

Closing date: Friday 11th August, 6pm

For further details on this tour, please contact us hello@farmtoursireland.com 



Type: 3 day

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