Established in 1936, Ernest SOULARD is located at the heart of the Vendee region, halfway between its capital, Nantes, and the Atlantic. The Vendee re-gion, seen as the main area of duck breeding, enjoys ideal weather conditions. The specialist in the breeding of Muscovy and Mulard ducks, Ernest Soulard handles the entire chain of distribution. The company has its own incu-bating plant and a network of breeders with whom they have worked for several years. Ernest Soulard also comprises a feed mill which supplies the breed-ing farms, a 15,000m2 abbatoir for the processing of fat and thin ducks, and two foie gras processing plants.