Discover the excellence of French breeding: a tradition of genetic quality since 1864. Join the industry professionals.

Since the Animal Competition was first held back in 1864, livestock farmers have presented the very best of French livestock production in terms of breeding.


The highest genetic value


The animals selected by the breeding organisations go through the most rigorous selection processes. They showcase the exceptional biodiversity of breeding in France.

All the breeders taking part in the General Agricultural Competition are from collective schemes authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifoods and Forestry and are subject to its control, thereby ensuring optimal genetic values.

With its high genetic quality and business performance guarantees, the livestock accepted for the competition is judged on its morphology and how well it corresponds to the traditional characteristics of the breed. The functional traits of its morphology are of special importance.  


Eight animal groups at the General Agricultural Competition 

Donkeys, Cattle, Dogs, Goats, Horses, Sheep, Pigs and Cats. Total:

> 363 breeds, more than 2400 animals and up to 1500 livestock farmers* take part in this national competition, which is also a favourite with the general public.

* Source: SIA edition 2024

The eagerly-awaited animal competition is a key attraction at the Paris International Agricultural Show. The finest specimens are paraded in the arenas before a highly critical general public every year.


AG : Ring schedules


The ring schedules for the 2025 Paris International Agricultural Show are not yet available. You can find them here in January 2025.

Breeders presenting their goats at the 2024 agricultural competition

As if you were here!

The broadcast of all the rings of the Concours Général Agricole is live during the Show.

While waiting for the 2025 edition, find the replays of the SIA 2024 rings below: