'Cattle farmers in France subsidise vegan lifestyles'

Farmer Robert Rogers tells Connexion his is a tough line of work, not helped by regular ‘farmer bashing’ in the media

Robert Rogers farms 250 acres of land in Burgundy, including 50 acres of cereal and 77 Charolais beef cattle, but he is now trying to sell up.

The 58-year-old has farmed from the age of 16 and says it is a tough life, made worse by “constant farmer bashing” from the public and the press.

“Despite having the highest number of calves reared per cow in my department [Nièvre], I have been receiving social security payments for three years for the first time in my career, even though I work 60 hours a week.

“On top of it being so hard to ...

To read the remaining 85% of this article, you need to either

Subscribe now to The Connexion and benefit from access to our archived articles since 2006

Freedom Subscription

Pay every three months. Our most flexible subscription.

Subscription automatically renews so you don't miss an edition (you can switch this off at any time)

1 Year Subscription (12 editions) (Our best value offer)

1 year of great reading in print and online

Subscription automatically renews so you don't miss an edition (you can switch this off at any time).

Digital Subscription (1 Year)

1 year of great reading online *no paper*

Subscription automatically renews so you don't miss an edition (you can switch this off at any time).

More articles from Interviews
More articles from Connexion France
Other articles that may interest you

Loading some business profiles...

Loading some classifieds...