Agriculture de montagne

Agriculture de montagne

Gardienne du terroir et des paysages

The Hérens breed
Robust, proud and combative!

The Herens breed can also be gentle and becomes easily attached to its farmer. You will essentially find it in the Valais and in the Valle d'Aoste. Do not miss the possibility to discover this breed in its home country, the Val d'Hérens! 

In the field of the region, you can also observe the Evolene cattle, an old breed of dairy cattle from the region of Evolene. She is less known than the Hérens breed and is characterised by her white parts of the fur. Both are fighters. 

In June during the inalpe (moving of the cattle to the mountain pastures), the cows instinctively fight to definite the hierarchy within the herd, essential to live together during the summer. This natural behaviour so typical from the Herens breed is the origin of regional cow fighting events which attract each year many passionate breeders and spectators from all horizons. The first regional fight usually takes place in October in Martigny during the Foire du Valais. Then, from early spring, fighting events follow each other up to the national final which has become an event not to miss in the Valais. Note that the last qualifying match is always organised in the region of Evolene.  

Do not miss our activities to discover the Herens breed: during the winter, visit traditional farms and in summer, attend to the alpine cheese making.

During the moving of the cattle to mountain pastures , a traditionnal fair is usually organized on each mountain pastures. In the region, the inalps take place end of June on the pastures of l'Etoile, Novelett and Chemeuille.


Dégustation de vins et jus de fruit du Valais et visite d'une étable à Evolène

Dégustez quelques une sélections de jus de fruits et de vins du Valais puis rencontrez les fameuses vaches de la Race d'Hérens dans leur étable et partagez un moment convivial avec un de leurs éleveurs.

Visite et dégustation des produits de la ferme à Euseigne

Rendez-vous à la Ferme de Champasse à Euseigne, chez un éleveur et producteur de fromage. Visitez son étable, rencontrez ses vaches et dégustez quelques morceaux de fromage accompagnés d'un verre de vin.