France and Ireland Reconnaisance Report.

A visit to our Ile de France colleagues in France and Ireland during the beautiful month of May was very informative and interesting. During the month of May we travelled to France, then Ireland to meet some of our colleagues in the sheep industry with a shared interest in the Ile de France breed.
We were fortunate to meet a number of very knowledgeable industry players who looked after us very well by giving their time to show us around, facilitate farm, training and research facility visits and generally ensuring our trip was both enjoyable and informative.
Despite our gracious French hosts being willing and able to communicate with us in English, we both agree that it would be respectful for us to get stuck into the French lessons before our next visit…