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Headquarters:Lamballe, France
No. of sows240,000
IndustriesHog production, pork processor, feed manufacturers
DetailCooperl is a private agricultural cooperative with head offices in Bretagne, France. The company was founded in 1966 by 24 pig farmers and since its beginning has specialized in pig production over the past 50 years, owning 240,000 sows. Today, they are a leading integrated pork producer in Europe with 5,000 employees and 2,700 members. The average size of sow farms is 200 sows per site. Being part of the cooperative enables them to be competitive and obtain profitability by having innovative services at a shared cost. Cooperl also produces 1.4 million tons of animal feed per year - 85% for pigs, 8% for poultry and 7% for cattle. The four slaughter plants in France process 5 million pigs per year.