Director(s): Patrice GERARD – Writer(s): Patrice GERARD, Nathalie MARCAULT Contact Print page
The decision of the two partners was motivated neither by green militancy, nor because organic is “in”. It was simply that, after ten years, they were tired of the pressure for productivity in traditional breeding…which required borrowing (and working) more and more without any guarantee of return on investment. David, who is now a father, also worries about seeing his children exposed to pesticides.
Bioconversion requires courage and determination. Apart from a complete change of techniques, it also implies a "psychological upheaval" and changing the relationship between man and the animals. Out go pre-established recipes and mechanical gestures. The two farmers improvise and learn by trial and error. Over the months, the metamorphosis operates and we see Xavier happily watching the little calves frolicking in the fields, giving them a name instead of a registration number!
For over two years, we will accompany these new converts and their herd of Holsteins while they undertake a profound overhaul of their way of being, thinking and working ...
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