Brebis, agneaux à viande et prairies au domaine de Roussergue (Penne-du-Tarn, Tarn)

Marie-Pierre RUAS, Christine RENDU, Thierry ALBÉRO & Jean-Denis VIGNE

fr Anthropozoologica 40 (1) - Pages 245-252

Published on 02 September 2005

This article is a part of the thematic issue Agriculture and herding on mountain slopes: the view of archaeologists

Ewes, lambs and meadows in the Roussergue property (Penne-du-Tarn, Tarn)

This technical paper aims to contribute to the construction of ethnographical references about animal husbandry practices, mainly for archaeologists. It results from a collaboration between breeders and scientists, during the round table at Penne-du-Tarn ("Cultivations and animal husbandry from mountains to the plain tails"; May 2004). The example concerns a flock of 180 to 200 lambs producing ewes, bred according to the standards of biological agriculture. The 32 ha soil is ranged between the Pech Egos mountain and the valley. Authors emphasize the variability of the practices through the year and from one year to the other.


Meat husbandry, shee , cereals, seasonality, archaeological reference.

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