At the VINCENT's Family, the
passion for the Salers doesn't date of yesterday.The
is from Vins Haut (County of Anzat the Luguet), small village at
1200 m of altitude,
very close to Cantal (15), cradle of the Salers race. The VINCENT daily live with
Salers since four generations. With the passing of
the years and expansions,
the livestock increases and occurs again; genetics constantly
progresses with the purchase of reproductive males and the selection of
the best mothers (for their ponderal qualities and their easiness of
calving). A great and permanent attention is brought on the
musculature, the harmony in the proportions and the restful character
of the reproductive males and females.
Breeding's Story and Origins
Gustave VINCENT with his wife Yvonne VIALLEFOND are fixing at Vins
Haut, County of Anzat le Luguet. They breed and select a very tiny herd
of Salers on the familial exploitation
1930 and 1935 :
Births of René and Lucien VINCENT, sons of Gustave and
René VINCENT gets married with Mauricette LADEVIE (second
generation). They get
settled in Apcher and pursue the Salers' breeding, while Lucien keeps
to work with his Father Gustave in the farm of Vins Haut.
1961 and 1967 :Births
and Yves VINCENT, Sons of René and Mauricette.
René VINCENT leaves Apcher and buys the domain of "La Tour
Miodet", close to Saint Dier of Auvergne in the Livradois.
Between 1971 and 1995, René, with his wife Mauricette and
his two sons Joël and Yves, enlarges the surface of the
exploitation very distinctly while the livestock progresses in number
and in quality : the Salers cows, accustomed with the rigors of the climate of high
mountain , adapt remarkably to the
sweetness and to the abundant
grass of the Livradois, more sheltered and situated at average
mountain. In parallel, René invests strongly on the
modernization of the
technical means of the domestic farm by the purchase of effective
machines and the construction of modern breeding buildinfs and agricultural warehouses.
Joël VINCENT individually
the domain of 'Le Viallard", close to "La Tour du
Miodet". He only starts with about thirty
reproductive cows selected in his father's breeding and bought
in other breedings
registered in the Salers Herd-Book. Joël's
exploitation appears in
the Herd-Book since the departure and the performances of the calves
are analyzed thanks to the adherence at "Bovins Croissance" [bovines' growth]. Shortly
Yves VINCENT takes the succession for the exploitation of his parents
Mauricette. Joël and Yves always work in narrow collaboration
time of the demanding works and share their farm equipment.
1995 : Union of
Joël VINCENT and
Agnès PESCHER (third generation).
The exploitation of the Viallard modernizes itself and increase in
capacity with the construction of a breeding building more in adequacy with the
needs of the herd.
2001 : Birth of
Thomas VINCENT, Son of Joël and Agnès (fourth
generation to come...).
Agnès, wife of Joël, becomes exploiting associated
the EARL VINCENT-PESCHER is founded. It permits an increase of the
number of mothers Salers that rises currently to 75. Incidentally, 3
mares of the Ardennes come to vary the livestock.