Our history

Maïsadour, History... Farmers joining together to maintain and develop their production across an area



  • 1936 - Formation of the Blé des Landes Cooperative.
  • 1973 - The Céréales des Landes Cooperative chooses Maïsadour as its company name.
  • 2005- creation of MVVH (Maïsadour, Vivadour, Val de Sèvre Holding).

    Maïsadour strengthens its presence in viticulture. Merger with the Coopérative d’Approvisionnement des Agriculteurs de Gironde (Gironde Farmers' Supply Cooperative).

  • 2008 - Creation of Sud-Ouest Aliment, the first manufacturer of animal nutrition south of the Loire.
  • 2010 - Creation of Fermiers du Sud-Ouest, a strategic alliance (Terrena and Maïsadour Cooperative Groups) to market poultry from the Landes, Gers and Périgord regions.

Creation of cooperative




  • 1989 - Maïsadour initiates its international development. First foreign subsidiary: Maïsadour Deutchsland.
  • 1999 - Creation of Maïsadour Semences S.A with Syngenta.
  • 2010 - Inauguration of a seeds manufacture and packaging factory in Ukraine for the Ukrainian and Russian markets.
  • 2012 - The Group confirms its international development strategy and creates a dedicated management team. Creation of Delpeyrat North America.
Moguilev Site (Ukraine) 



  • 1969 - Setting up of a self-service agricultural network, which turned into garden centres.
  • 1973 - Beginning of the Animal Nutrition activity.
  • 1983 - Maïsadour invests in vegetable processing.
  • 1993 - The Group develops into animal production (incubation, poultry, palmipeds).
  • 1998 - Buy out of Delpeyrat which gave rise to the Fine Food division (foie gras, Bayonne ham, salmon, caviar).

First agricultural self-service




  • 1949 - Corn hybrid seeds first production.

  • 1962 - Creation of the hybrid maize research and selection department.
  • 1981 - Delpeyrat's first R&D department is created in Sarlat in the Dordogne region.
  • 2011 - Maïsadour and Vivadour join forces to establish Ovalie Innovation.
  • 2012 - Opening of the seeds R&D station in Mogilev (Ukraine).
  • 2013 - Inauguration of the new poultry and palmiped research station in Benquet in the Landes area.
Benquet research station (40)