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ICEX and Interporc promote one more year white layer pork in Japan

Through a sectoral plan co-financed between both entities, the aim is to increase the volume of Spanish pork that reaches Japanese households, and secondly, to spread knowledge among professionals and Japanese citizens. In 2019, Japan imported 137,000 t of pork from Spain for about 511 million euros, making it the second largest market outside the EU.
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Active packaging with antimicrobials and bacteriophages to improve the shelf life of meat

Active packaging aims to improve food safety, preserve the quality of the packaged food and extend its shelf life. Depending on the mechanisms of deterioration of the food to be packaged, different active packaging strategies can be used. In the specific case of meat products, antimicrobial active packaging is one of the invocation lines that are being explored the most, its objective being to prevent or slow down the development of microorganisms in order to increase shelf life and guarantee safety food.
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The meat sector leads exports in the first half of 2020 in Catalonia

The figures show part of the incidence of the pandemic produced by COVID-19, declared on March 11, 2020 by the WHO. This had the first visible effects on exports from the data for April, where the growing trend began to slow down compared to 2019. On the other hand, in May foreign trade was below the results of the same month of the year 2019. However, the global turnover for the first half of 2020 (€ 5,420.43 million) is higher than that of the same half of 2019 (€ 4,964.70 million), favored by the good figures for June 2020.
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El Corte Inglés has incorporated fresh white-coated pork into its supermarkets endorsed by the Certified Welfare Commitment seal created by Interporc

This seal has been promoted by the Interprofessional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc), and guarantees that the meat and processed products of the Spanish white coat pig have been produced complying with the highest standards in animal welfare, health, biosecurity, handling of the animals and traceability in all links of the value chain.
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Example of how to show the work of the meat industry to reduce emissions to the environment: Danish Crown will market labels on its products showing the work done by the country’s farmers and ranchers to be more respectful of the environment

Since 2005, the climate footprint of a kilo of Danish pork from Danish Crown has been reduced by 25%. That message will be clear on the packaging, making it easier for consumers to make a more climate-friendly decision when standing at the counter in more than 90% of Danish grocery stores.
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INNOTUB is born, a transpiraneic network to combat animal tuberculosis

Animal tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that mainly affects cows, goats and some wild mammals, causing a high economic and social impact on the livestock sector and also posing a risk of infection for people. For years, Spain and France have been fighting this disease to avoid losses in productivity and genetic value, in addition to restricting movements and trade in animal products.
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Carne y Salud. The real environmental impact of livestock production. The European production model, the most demanding in the world, asks us to comply. The Spanish sector meets

La sostenibilidad medioambiental es un compromiso en el que  el sector ganadero cárnico español lleva trabajando desde hace años, un reto global que nos importa a todos y que en momentos extraordinarios como los que vivimos deja de manifiesto una verdad que invita a la reflexión. En las últimas semanas, caracterizadas por el confinamiento general y la reducción drástica de muchas de las actividades del día a día, los niveles de contaminación en el planeta han caído de manera formidable.  
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Sales of antibiotics for livestock use are reduced by almost 14% in Spain in 2019

The total consumption of veterinary antibiotics in Spain registered a decrease of 13.6% (27.2 mg / PCU or milligrams of active ingredient per Population Correction Unit) in 2019, as confirmed by the National Plan against Resistance to Antibiotics (PRAN) from the Ministry of Health and Porcat collects. With the latest figures added to the statistic, total sales of antibiotics for veterinary use show a reduction of 58.8% between 2014 and 2019.
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Afecta la baixada del turisme al consum de carn de porc? Menys del que es preveia

Doncs menys dels previst. Rabobank ha publicat un informe en el qual destaca que, tot i la caiguda prevista de turistes a Espanya i Itàlia, la carn de porc no patirà un gran descens en el seu consum en els dos països. D'acord al seu anàlisi, s'espera una disminució en el consum total de carn de porc d'aproximadament un 6% a Espanya i un 2% a Itàlia, molt inferior a la que es podia preveure davant la gran caiguda del turisme en ambdós països on aquesta indústria representant el 12% del PIB total.
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Industrias Cárnicas Villar reinforces its industrial structure co-financed by the Junta de Castilla y León, through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

Industrias Cárnicas Villar, perteneciente al holding empresarial Grupo Costa Food, está inmersa en el refuerzo de su estructura industrial. La compañía tiene actualmente en marcha la ampliación de sus instalaciones productivas localizadas en Los Rábanos (Soria). Esta actuación, ya iniciada, finalizará en 2021 permitiendo añadir 3.500 m2 de nueva superficie y la reforma de otros 1.400 m2 dedicados a zonas de producción y de almacenamiento, nuevos espacios para líneas de deshuesado de jamón y otras de envasado de embutidos y lomos. En total, el proyecto permitirá elevar la capacidad de producción en unas 750t más de embutidos y lomos.
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Interovic recalls that sheep and goat farming prevents forest fires

The millennial custom of moving goats and sheep to provide them with food is currently an effective and sustainable way of keeping mountains and ravines clean. An adult goat ingests between 1.5 and 2.5 kg of dry plant matter daily (350 to 1500 g of leaves and scrub shoots). Adult sheep, grazing, can consume 2 to 3 kg of dry matter daily (scrub and woody species). A way of converting dangerous vegetable waste, of which nobody deals, into a delicious resource, of proximity and nutritionally excellent, the meats of suckling pig, sheep and goat of European origin.
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Conference on the impact on the livestock sector and health of the “From Farm to Fork” Strategy

Plataforma Carne y Salud organized an online workshop to analyze the impact on the Spanish livestock sector and health of the 'From Farm to Fork' strategy recently presented by the European Commission. "We need a common commitment to defend our products, our livestock production model and our Mediterranean diet, with a balanced consumption of all foods for health," said MEP Clara Aguilera in her speech at the online conference organized by the Platform " . "Necesitamos una apuesta común para defender nuestros productos, nuestro modelo de producción ganadera y nuestra dieta mediterránea, con un consumo equilibrado de todos los alimentos para la salud", manifestó la eurodiputada Clara Aguilera en su intervención en la jornada online organizada por la Plataforma".
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The Ministry and the autonomous communities monitor the temperature of livestock transport during the summer

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.
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Digital cowbells to geolocate and monitor livestock

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.
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