West, west-central and eastern France outside these areas, where meadows are predominant and both dairying and fattening are general.
Included therein are the dairying and horse-raising district of northern Brittany and the dairying regions of Jura and Savoy.
Four different grades of institution for agricultural instruction are under state direction: (I) farm-schools and schools of apprenticeship in dairying, &c., to which the age of admission is from 14 to 16 years; (2) practical schools, to which boys of from 13 to 18 years of age are admitted.
Higher education is given at the Royal College of Science, Dublin; the Albert Agricultural College, Glasnevin; and the Munster Institute, Cork, for female students, where dairying and poultry-keeping are prominent subjects.
Dairying and the production of eggs are also important industries in all sections.