On Thursday, December 6, the representatives of ANAFRIC, Moisés Argudo (Frimancha), Antonio Jové (Miguel Vergara and Olot Meats), accompanied by the president of ANAFRIC, Josep Friguls, held a meeting with the Deputy Minister of International Affairs of the Ministry of…
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), in coordination with the autonomous communities, has launched an action plan for the control of temperatures in animal transport during the summer of 2020. It affects transport of more 8 hours to other countries, both within the European Union and outside it. The organizers of animal transfers have to make sure that the maximums allowed will not be exceeded and will have to deliver temperature records to the competent authorities once the trip is finished.
Several ranchers throughout Spain are installing livestock monitoring and geolocation devices on their animals these days. They are doing so thanks to the GELOB project, coordinated by the Union of Small Farmers and Livestock (UPA). The goal: to improve animal handling and avoid wolf attacks.
The European Union is preparing a strategy to achieve a healthier and more sustainable diet. It is the so-called Farm to Fork Strategy, which will mark the evolution of environmental regulations or policies as important as the CAP. The Farm to Table strategy will seek to foster the circular economy, reducing the environmental impact of food production and lowering the percentages of food waste. The Commission's estimates affirm that each year more than 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted in the world, a third of world production. The Farm to Fork strategy may have consequences for the meat sector, due to the persecution of greenhouse gases and the elimination of aid and meat promotion campaigns. From Anafric, we try to answer the questions that arise regarding the strategy, through Carolina Cururella, one of the association's technical professionals.
The next days 22 and 25 July in the towns of Cervera de Pisuerga (Palencia) and Salamón (Crémenes, León) respectively, the public presentation of the Ovinnova project will take place. Its objective is to convert transhumance and grazing into a viable business model that contributes to preserving biodiversity.
Institutions as AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales, has carried out a series of activities in the past 12 months to help counter disinformation in the media about the role of red meat in the diet, providing scientific evidence-based information to consumers about the important health benefits of beef, lamb and pork.
The European Parliament has created a committee to investigate non-compliance with EU rules on the protection of transported animals. Within 12 months, they will have to present a report in which they will find the infringements they find in the application of the EU animal welfare rules during transport inside and outside the EU.
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.
Buy it, cook it, taste it, enjoy it. Lamb and goat, apart from being a particularly sustainable meat, are healthy. And it can be cooked in different ways. It doesn't have to be a special holiday to eat lamb. The day of the lamb is every day that we enjoy this meat. But taking advantage of the fact that we have been confined at home and that now we can go out, if we cannot taste this meat outside, we do it inside. In our living room, in our kitchen, on our terrace or on our balcony. Why not? There is always a time and place to enjoy lamb meat.
"We do not agree with the treatment of the meat sector, the livestock sector. We believe that a thorough analysis is really necessary if you want to discuss the issue and not a brief reference in passing, which is what the document does, which seems to want to put In question, the production of this important sector, through our extensive livestock farming, for the economic and social reality of Spain as of many other countries of the European Union. "
The development of this project, which will last until October, is structured in two action blocks. The first of these refers to the proposal of innovative solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change on companies in the sector; the second block will try to identify the adaptation measures to climate change of the food industry.
Cesfac has started a campaign that bears the title #IndisPIENSables and aims to highlight the food sector for our livestock, as well as the people who work every day so that the livestock sector as a whole has the best raw materials to feed cattle.
Representatives of twelve cooperatives in the sheep sector, which market almost 80% of milk production, have participated in a videoconference organized by Urcacyl. Two months have passed since the State of Alarm was declared. All the cooperatives in the sheep sector in Castilla y León, belonging to Urcacyl, have not stopped their activity. Its workers continue to shoulder their shoulders day by day to continue serving their livestock partners, (collecting their products and providing supplies, food and technical advice) for the benefit of farms, consumers and their environment.
The objective of this support measure is to contribute to the maintenance of the sheep and goat sector, which is among the most affected by the health crisis
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.
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.
The Carne y Salud platform has produced a report "Livestock and meat production and sustainability" in which perceptions will be crumbled Vs reality, sustainability and the European model of production, balanced consumption, which means the meat industry in rural areas and the sector's commitment to sustainability. Anafric is going to break down the report every week on Friday and we begin with the section dedicated, precisely, to greenhouse gas emissions.
The beef and veal sector in Spain, through the interprofessional PROVACUNO as a representative organization of the entire livestock, industrial and marketing sector of beef, has launched its donation campaign in which it will deliver 2,000 kilos of meat to hospitals from Spain and solidarity centers on the occasion of COVID-19.
EU livestock sector ask the Commission for urgent measures to combat the effects of Covid-19 Copa and Cogeca, European agro-livestock organizations, hope that the European Commission and the Member States will seriously consider the necessary measures to safeguard these high-quality livestock sectors. The Food Magazine has prepared a report with the requests from the livestock sector to the European Commission, requests that we summarize in Anafric.
The crisis caused by the covid-19 has come to put more sticks on the wheel to a sector that, like sheep or goats, has its most important demand at certain times of the year. But if the mismanagement of those who have to coordinate and govern for all is added to the crisis due to low lamb prices, the feeling of uncertainty multiplies. This is what has happened this past week in the Basque Country.