UNIÓ denounces the first cases of poisoning of bees by pesticides

LA UNIÓ de Llauradors has recently denounced the first cases of poisoning of bees that have been detected this year, as a result of the use of pesticides in the flowering of fruit trees, which is usually given from these dates. Thus, in the town of Cheste (Hoya de Buñol), a beekeeper has seen most of his dead bees and beehives practically without activity, which he had installed in a settlement very close to a fruit plantation. He has filed the corresponding complaint with the Civil Guard Barracks of this town of La Hoya de Buñol and now it is the Seprona who investigates the event.

Spain: the pressure of the dairy industry threatens the existence of 25% of dairy sheep farms

25% of the Spanish farms of sheep of milk could close in 2018, due to the strong pressures that big dairy industries are transferring to the farmers. Both the prices that these companies are offering to the producers, and the conditions of the contracts put, as denounced by the agrarian organization UPA, in "serious risk of disappearance" to many farms.

EU: the agreement with Mercosur would cause losses in livestock of 2,700 million per year

The free trade agreement between the EU-Mercosur, which is currently immersed in the sixth round of negotiations, would have a very negative impact on 20% of our final livestock production, causing losses of 2,700 million euros per year. This is reflected in the Impact Study prepared by the COAG Technical Services based on the official data to which this organization has had access on the main concessions that are considered during the rounds of negotiations.

The pig exports of Segovia between January and August exceeded € 8.5M

Exports of meat and pork products from Segovia have exceeded 8.5 million euros between January and August 2017, representing an increase of 8.3% over the same period last year, according to the director of the company. the Interprofessional of Porcino de Capa Blanca (INTERPORC), Alberto Herranz, in the presentation held on November 7th of the 'Pork Lovers Tour' campaign.

Spain: the Government appeals before the Court of Justice of the EU the fine for pastures to Andalusia

As recently reported, in the Congress of Deputies, the Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, Carlos Cabanas, the Government of Spain has filed a complaint with the Court of Justice of the European Union, to try to reduce or cancel the fine imposed by the European Commission to Andalusia, for the financial correction derived from the problems in the admissibility of pasture lands in European agricultural aid between 2009 and 2013. A claim based on the disproportionality of the sanction.

PROVACUNO is promoted in the Arab countries

The Interprofessional Organization of Beef of Spain (PROVACUNO) will begin its promotional activity in the Arab and North African countries this November. The starting point will be Egypt, in order to establish, and strengthen commercial ties with the Spanish beef sector, through actions such as a day of presentation of the beef of Spanish origin addressed to the most important Egyptian chefs , which will be held at the prestigious Egyptian Chefs Association. In this interesting day, the Spanish chefs Kisko García and Fernando del Cerro will show the versatility of the Spanish beef in the traditional and avant-garde cuisine, as well as their possibilities in the Egyptian culinary customs.

Spain: there are already 11 autonomous communities and three provinces declared by the EU free of ovine and caprine Brucellosis

There are already 11 Autonomous Communities and three Spanish provinces declared officially by the EU as free from ovine and caprine brucellosis, and 10 Autonomous Communities and four provinces declared free of bovine brucellosis, after publication on 20th October, in the Official Journal of the European Union (DOUE), of Commission Implementing Decision 2017/1910 / EU, declaring the Autonomous Communities of La Rioja and Valencia and the provinces of Albacete, Cuenca and Guadalajara as officially free from ovine and caprine brucellosis. It also includes the declaration of the Autonomous Communities of Castilla La Mancha, Catalonia and Galicia and the province of Zamora, as officially free of bovine brucellosis.

García Tejerina highlights Salamaq as an example of the ministerial commitment by the indigenous cattle breeds

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 support of the primary sector allows Salamaq 17 to grow in content and quality

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.

AGRACE presents the 100% Native Breed logo, which certifies the purity of the Celtiberian White Sheep

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).