Breeding Festival: from good breeding to good eating

See you on August 26 and 27, 2023 in Brive-La-Gaillarde for the 54th edition. This is a unique opportunity to discover over 15 m² in the city center, more than a hundred breeders and producers and more than 000 animals. A giant farm in the heart of Brive!

An event to promote and defend local products

The breeding festival from good breeding to good eating (formerly called the “Breeding and Gourmet Table Festival”) is a local institution. By importing “the countryside” into the heart of the city, it allows us to reconnect with the tradition of the real fairs of yesteryear.

It is, for the general public, all about discovering the most beautiful animals selected from their breed and for professionals, to exchange and meet.

This event aims to promote and defend the quality of local products and the know-how of regional producers to amaze both gaillard kids and adults.

A Limousine cow at the Brive livestock festival under the Brassens hall

The 2023 program of the Livestock Festival 

Saturday August 26, 2023

Open to the public: 8 a.m. to 20 p.m.

  • Activity Dome – Green Theater
    - 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: presentation of Salers cows
    - 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: sheep shearing and herding dog entertainment
    - 13:30 p.m. to 16:30 p.m.: primary Holstein departmental competition
    - 17 p.m. – 18:30 p.m.: KBS Génétic auction
  • Mobile kitchen 
    Entertainment with the chefs (times not known to date)
  • Cattle area :
    - 8 a.m. - 17 p.m.: Limousin departmental competition
    - 16:30 p.m.: milking cows and distributing bottles of milk
    - 17 p.m.: calves eating under their mother activities, calf feeding

  • Horse careers
    - Continuous equestrian entertainment
    - 19 p.m.: equestrian show in the gardens
  • July 14 Square
    Continuous poultry exhibition

Sunday 27 August 2023

Open to the public: 8 a.m. to 18 p.m.

  • Activity Dome – Green Theater
    - 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: sheep shearing and herding dog entertainment
    - 12:30 p.m.: presentation of the Limousin and prim Holstein ensemble prizes
    - 14:30 p.m.: equestrian show
    - 16 p.m.: election of the most beautiful horse
  • Mobile kitchen
    Entertainment with the chefs (times not known this day
  • Cattle area:
    - 9 a.m.-11 a.m.: Limousin departmental competition
    - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: judging of overall prizes in the gardens
    - 14:30 p.m. – 15 p.m.: calf entertainment under the mother, calf feeding
    - 15 p.m.- 16 p.m.: presentation of breeding animals by the ABL station
    - 16 p.m.: Limousine breed beef quality prices

  • Horse careers 
    Continuous equestrian entertainment
  • July 14 Square
    - Continuous poultry exhibition
    - Brotherhoods
    - 10 a.m.- 15 p.m.: Demonstration of meat cutting by MOFs.

  • Quai Tourny 
    Free distribution of manure, open to all (container not provided)

Monday 28 August 2023

Objat Fair
- 8 a.m. Fair for milk-fed calves raised under the mother of the Festival, at the Objat fairgrounds


Livestock Festival Map

Plan of the Brive Livestock Festival on August 26 and 27, 2023.

Useful information

  • Location: Place de la Guierle, Georges Brassens hall and hall and Théâtre de verdure.
  • Hours: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 20 p.m. Sunday from 8 a.m. to 18 p.m.
  • Entry conditions: free event and open to all. 
  • Underground parking open Saturday and Sunday until midnight, 24-hour access with ticket via the entrance near the lighthouse.
  • Refreshment bar and catering by young farmers
  • Gourmet flavors in the Brassens room
  • Treasure hunts for children available at the entrance
  • Alpaca exhibition
  • Brotherhoods Place du 14July
  • Organizers: City of Brive in partnership with the Corrèze Chamber of Agriculture.
  • Information: Commercial and Agricultural Affairs Department of the City of Brive: tel: /
  • Find more information on the City of Brive website:

Our tip A large farm in the heart of Brive

A little girl strokes the muzzle of a Limousine cow

Eating well is worth it. Go to the “livestock festival, from raising well to eating well”, at the end of August, in the heart of Brive, and discover the giant farm set up on site. The countryside comes to town. You will see the most beautiful animals, you will taste the milk coming out of the cow and you will understand what it means to love your work when you are a breeder. Ah, wow, it was worth it!

Livestock Festival,
July 14 Square,
19100 Brive-la-Gaillarde
05 55 24

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