The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, has highlighted the Salamaq Fair as a clear example of the ministerial commitment for the conservation and promotion of indigenous breeds, "an animal heritage of undoubted value". For the Minister, the 1,400 specimens that participate in Salamaq 2017 show the genetic progress achieved by native Spanish breeds. García Tejerina, who made the remarks on the occasion of the inauguration on September 6th of Salamaq 2017, in which she was accompanied by the President of the Diputación, the Delegate of the Government in Castilla y León, and the Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, referred to this event as "a symbol of what represents agriculture and livestock not in this land Castilian and Leon but in Spain".
The Salamaq 17 Fair has consolidated its growth thanks to the confidence of the primary sector, growing in content and quality, with 532 unique exhibitors from 35 Spanish provinces of 14 Autonomous Communities, France and Portugal. The Fair, with a budget of 878,800 euros, increases the total occupied area to about 43,700 square meters.
The Association of Cattle Breeders of Celtic White Caprine Breed (AGRACE) celebrates today, June 29th, in Madrid an event of presentation of the Autochthonous Breed Logo 100% in which, in addition to a tasting of products, will be held a Day on topics Related to the marketing under this Logo launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA).
Since April 4th, Muuu's collaborative livestock management platform, the first product of the Faarm company, specializing in the development of technology that facilitates the exchange of information on the origin and route of food to a fairer and more transparent food industry, has been offering its services in Spain. In this line, the Muuu platform is aimed at producers, veterinarians and associations of the beef sector, which allows a complete traceability of the meat circuit.
ASAJA Albacete has staged a demonstration in the capital of his province, on Thursday, April 6th, under the motto "No field, no life", demanding measures to the regional and central administration to solve the very serious situation of the agrarian sector, including, among others, the declaration of Plague of the mountain rabbit and other species of big game, with measures to eradicate these pests; a plan of irrigation that guarantees the future of the exploitations and the wealth in the region: 1,500 hm3 for 500,000 has. to 20 years; that CAP aid should be more agile, consistent with rules and, above all, basic to the viability of farms: that the aid should not be delayed.
More than 70,000 visitors endorse the success of the last edition of the International Animal Production Fair (FIGAN), which has stood out for its professionalism and quality. With its closure, Feria de Zaragoza "ends the biennial cycle of agri-food fairs that represents the exhibition list of the most important primary sector in Europe and even the world", said the President of the Government of Aragon, Javier Lambán.
The Union of Small Farmers (UPA) in Madrid has been concerned about "the alarming lack of control of wildlife" after having access to a report from the Community of Madrid, according to which the number of annual attacks of wolf to cattle has passed from 15 to 251 in just three years, an increase of 1,573.33%. UPA Madrid, has lamented the defenselessness of the cattle rancher in this situation: "these data show that the wolf has returned with force to Madrid and the cattlemen are who are feeding him, when it is we who are in danger of extinction".
The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Jabugo is only one step away from its registration by the European Union Commission, having concluded the deadline so that from any country in the world it could be submitted allegations to this mention of quality, which means that it is only necessary to close this Community procedure.
The average size of Iberian pig farms in Spain has grown to 70% between 2011 and 2015, according to the analysis carried out by the Research Institute of the Catalan Autonomous Government (IRTA) of the data obtained from all Iberian pork farms of our country adhered to the BDporc Iberian System. In total, the data of almost 35,000 sows distributed throughout the Spanish geography have been analyzed, which shows that the average number of animals per farm has increased from 439 to 748 during the period mentioned above.
Professional agricultural organizations, Agro-food Cooperatives, the Sectorial Association of Rabbit, CUNIBER, the Association of Slaughterhouses, MADECUN and the three largest slaughterhouses in Spain have sounded the alarm about the serious economic situation and consumption by facing the rabbit sector, with a significant reduction in rabbit farms whose real figure would be about half of the data offered by the REGA.
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