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Meat production ranks first in the entire national food and beverage industry with 22.6% of the entire food sector

Spanish meat production ranks first in the entire national food and beverage industry with 22.6% of the entire Spanish food sector. This turnover represents 2.24% of the total Spanish GDP, 15.6% of the GDP of the industrial branch and 4.2% of the total turnover of the Spanish industry. Spanish meat production is also an international benchmark for its export capacity.
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COSTA FOOD MEAT obtains the certification of its protocols against COVID-19 with AENOR

Costa Food Meat, empresa que forma part de l'holding carni Costa Food Group, ha rebut la certificació dels seus protocols enfront de la COVID-19 d'AENOR, acreditant l'adequada implantació i l'efectivitat de les mesures que aplica l'empresa. Així mateix, Costa Food Meat recolza el seu compliment amb les directrius marcades pel Ministeri de Sanitat en matèria de prevenció i higiene sobre la COVID-19.
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Decrease in the use of antibiotics by 52%

The Collegiate Veterinary Organization (OCV) has managed to decrease the use of antibiotics by 52.3%, between 2014 and 2018. This initiative is contemplated within the PRAN (National Plan Against Antibiotic Resistance) that was implemented in Spain in 2014 to try to stop the development of resistance.
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10% of sheep production could not be commercialized, according to Interovic

In a news story published in the Revista Cárnica, Tomás Rodríguez, director of INTEROVIC, highlighted that nearly 1 million lambs have not been commercialized, a figure that represents 10% of production. during March and May, a period that coincides with the declaration of the state of alarm and with one of the most hectic moments of suckling pig consumption, around Semana Santa.
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Anafric qualifies the MAPA survey on sheep meat consumption. First look de global dades in Spain

The consumption of sheep and goats is very low and very parked. In the food report published in June 2019, referring to the 2018 data, it is clearly seen how its consumption in households (it seems representative to us since at the time the price panel was carried out, HORECA did not exist ) down 8.5%. This means that if the average consumption of meat - in its entirety - was 46.19 kg per capita (person / year) in 2018, 72% of those kilos correspond to the fresh meat category *. But the specific consumption of sheep-goat meat is, according to the report data of 1.36 kg per person per year. Of which families with children only consume 0.52 kg per capita.
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Anafric claims the Government the immediate return of the advanced VAT by the meat exporting companies due to the lack of liquidity due to the inactivity of the HORECA sector

The meat sector as a whole is experiencing moments of extreme difficulty due to the COVID crisis 19. With the exception of a few large companies, most of the meat industry in Spain is made up of small and medium-sized companies that have completely lost their sales in the channel HORECA and proximity sales. They do not have money, but they have to face social security payments, taxes, rents and payments to suppliers, especially to farmers. There is a crisis in the sector that will be very difficult to overcome.
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Planas: the agri-food chain will be key in the economic recovery after Covid-19

The minister returned to value the central role of the entire agrifood chain, as one of the fundamental pillars in this crisis, ensuring food supply, mentioning today the constitution of the Commission for the Social and Economic Reconstruction of Spain after Covid-19 in the Lower House, he stressed that agri-food is reaffirmed as a key sector in this recovery.
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Aid for the private storage of beef, goat and sheep meat is now available

In response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the paralysis of the productive sectors, as a result of the declaration of the state of alarm that has forced the confinement of the population and which has resulted in a decrease in the demand for certain products for beef, sheep and goat meat, the Commission has published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/595 of 30 April 2020 granting aid for the private storage of beef, sheep and goat and fixing the amount of aid in advance. To guarantee a harmonized application, it is necessary to set minimum criteria so that the actions of the paying agencies, in the exercise of their powers, are carried out in a coordinated manner. These criteria have been agreed between the FEGA (Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund) and the different autonomous communities.
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