L’unité INRAE du Pin is an experimental dairy and fodder farm with a national and European mission. Fundamental and applied research work is carried out there throughout the year, in collaboration with scientific teams from INRAE, higher education and technical institutes, and private or public companies.

 
 

The unit is administratively attached to the INRAE Bretagne Normandie Centre and scientifically to the INRAE Animal Genetics (GA) department.

In the heart of the Norman bocage, in the "département" of Orne, the estate is organised around a dairy centre spread over two sites 2 km apart (with a herd of 500 head, including 250 cows at the milking stage) on a total of 340 hectares, including 300 hectares of grassland.