Agricultural and agri-food production, the heart of our MRC
The entire pantry within easy reach!
In all, some 86% of the area is protected for agricultural purposes. A major contributor to the region's economy, the agricultural sector accounts for over 1,260 jobs and generates revenues of $124 million.
More than 80% of the MRC Pierre-De Saurel is farmland. The agri-food sector is an important pillar of our regional economy. There are currently 375 farms on the territory, with 36,000 hectares under cultivation:
- 25%are involved in dairy production;
- 30%cereal and protein crops;
- 10%beef cattle production;
- 11%pork production;
- 16%market gardening;
- 8%specialized crops and production.