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In 1971, the agricultural cooperative Lur Berri was born from a merger between grain cooperatives in the Basque Country and Lower Navarre.
From the 1980s, the cooperative grew quickly. It moved into livestock production (cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry) and acquired a number of cereal wholesalers: Bonnut, Garlin, Espoey, Artix, Clermont, and Coarraze-Nay. The group Lur Berri is active in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Hautes-Pyrénées, and most recently, the Tarn-et-Garonne.
Lur Berri's mission is to "assure our farmer partners the best value of their products".
2013 meat adulteration scandal
On 14 February 2013, the French government confirmed that Spanghero, a French prepared meat producer of which Lur Berri owns 99%, knowingly sold horse meat labelled as beef in the 2013 meat adulteration scandal, and that company's license was suspended while investigations continued.
- "empty". Lurberri.fr. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
- "Horsemeat scandal: France blames processor Spanghero". BBC. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-14.