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Thursday 05 March 2015

Spain

Spanish exporters, focused on French market, showcased innovative technologies at SIMA 2015

France is the best client for Spanish exports of agricultural and livestock equipment, which rised up to 268 M€ in 2014. AGRAGEX, the Spanish exporters association, wants to focus great part of its efforts to promote the Spanish manufacturers in France, where they currently sell a wide range of products developed specifically for French requirements. They will also showcase great innovations for the international markets at SIMA 2015.

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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Spain

New market for pig semen opened up

Following a visit by a group of Latvians to Spain, organised by the Latvian Pig Breeders Association, a commercial organisation placed a trial order for 100 doses of semen from a British genetics company.

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Wednesday 12 November 2014

Spain

Easyfresh Code of Conduct

At Easyfresh we are committed to promoting socially responsible conduct. The history of our organization includes a long-standing commitment to comply with the law wherever we operate and to conduct all business activities with the highest ethical standards.

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Thursday 16 October 2014

Spain

TOC event news - It’s not actually a crisis. It is just the new normal

You can forget freight rate hikes; ‘sub-economic’ rates on the main trade lanes are here to stay, according to leading shipping lines meeting at the TOC Americas conference in Cartagena.

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Friday 18 July 2014

Spain

Sow’s influence on total herd feed conversion

With feed accounting for the major cost of pig production — over 70 per cent in some countries — the relationship between feed usage and productivity was highlighted at an international conference in Segovia, Spain.

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Wednesday 30 April 2014

Spain

AGRAGEX News: Spanish agricultural and livestock equipment manufacturers

AGRAGEX, to visit Holland, UK, Algeria, Zambia, South Africa, Chile, Bolivia, Belarus and Lithuania on its second quarter plan

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Saturday 07 September 2013

Spain

European Organic Farming Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Only the finest Olives are selected by hand and quickly pressed within hours of harvesting to retain the fresh, wholesome goodness of nature’s finest gift.

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Wednesday 03 July 2013

Spain

Live pigs imported from the USA

For the first time in over 15 years, live breeding pigs have been delivered to continental Europe from the United States. In May, PIC successfully imported a total 45 grandparent boars for delivery to PIC Spain’s Artificial Insemination Centre (CIA) in Galicia, Spain and to customer CIA’s throughout the country.

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Thursday 27 June 2013

Spain

Pig breeding research

Scientists working at a new biomedical research centre – Specific Pig- are working on a pig breeding programme to develop smaller pigs to reduce the costs of their animal testing programmes.

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Thursday 20 June 2013

Spain

Milk prices improve

More good news has been announced for the Spanish Milk Package in the confirmation of two more producer organisations taking the national share of collectively sold and negotiated milk to a fifth of Spain’s milk output.

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Friday 14 June 2013

Spain

Promoting milk

A range of promotional activities will be held across the country this week as part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s ‘I like Milk’ scheme, a project to champion dairy products as a healthy food.

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Friday 07 June 2013

Spain

Talking milk prices

In March, Spain’s dairy farmers received 0.3 per cent more for their milk on average at a price of $0.338 litre than in February.

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Monday 27 May 2013

Spain

Vaccinating sows

When vaccinating against PCV2 (porcine circovirus type 2), should we be vaccinating sows, piglets or both? A recent study by Fraile and others (2012) from the CReSA group in Barcelona have come up with some interesting answers.

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Thursday 23 May 2013

Spain

Farm subsidies

Subsidy increases are available for sheep, goat and cattle farmers who operate geographically unique production methods to ensure product quality and originality.

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Friday 17 May 2013

Spain

Demand for milk contracts

Using impartial mediators to smooth over the conflict between producers and the rest of the industry could stop the ‘abuse’ of dairy farmers, say the UPA.

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Wednesday 08 May 2013

Spain

Vaccines for African swine fever

Why is African Swine Fever worrying pig production? One – the disease continues to cause problems in Russia, two – there is no vaccine. Yet, that is. Spanish researchers recently found that protective T-cells may change this.

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Thursday 02 May 2013

Spain

Dairy farmers demand changes

Farmers are demanding mediators to negotiate milk contracts to bring an end to industry decline.

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Sunday 21 April 2013

Spain

Poultry and egg conference

Hundreds of egg industry leaders have gathered in Madrid to discuss the latest issues affecting their industry - including how to benefit from European consumers’ declining consumption of red meat products.

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Saturday 20 April 2013

Spain

People are buying less milk

This is according to Consumer Panel surveys carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture which found spending on milk fell by 0.5 per cent, closely followed by consumption dropping 0.4 per cent.

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Wednesday 17 April 2013

Spain

Mastitis and Udder matters

With the release of the national milk sampling results or “Probemelkung” the Austrian government has said that, despite progress being made and many farmers being in the ‘green area’, monitoring still needs to be maintained.

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Spain

Talking eggs

Delegates attending the IEC conference in Madrid heard from six exceptional speakers who told that “a combination of factors conspires to provide big opportunities for eggs”.

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Thursday 11 April 2013

Spain

Rail hits farmers

Widespread heavy rainfall has plagued farmers with many producers unable to access fields and carry out crop work.

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Friday 29 March 2013

Spain

Dairy farming

Policy changes are starting to take effect in the Spanish milk market as deliveries are up 2.89 per cent and farm gate prices up 1.81 per cent on December.

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Saturday 16 March 2013

Spain

No interest in sow stalls

Compassion in World Farming has investigated 'shocking' lapses in pig welfare reported on Spanish farms still using sow stalls despite their EU wide ban implemented in the New Year.

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Thursday 14 March 2013

Spain

Sow stalls still order of the day

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) claim they've exposed Spanish farms still using sow stalls - despite an EU-wide partial ban on their use.

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Spain

The sow stall ban

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) claim they've exposed Spanish farms still using sow stalls - despite an EU-wide partial ban on their use.

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Wednesday 13 March 2013

Spain

Another load of old rubbish about pigs

Researchers of the CReSA have demonstrated that two trimeric autotransporters of Haemophilus parasuis are surface-exposed proteins that are involved in resistance to phagocytosis.

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Tuesday 05 March 2013

Spain

Animal welfare

Around the world the importance of science in elucidating and tackling animal welfare problems is increasingly recognised, but priorities, concerns and approaches vary between nations and cultures.

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Monday 25 February 2013

Spain

Dairy associations

Three dairy associations have amalgamated, pooling over 15 per cent of Spanish milk quota as part of national policy efforts to centralise producer bargaining power.

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Saturday 23 February 2013

Spain

Farmers and subsidies

Farmers demonstrated in Madrid on Thursday against an overhaul of the European Union's agricultural policy in which they fear losing hundreds of millions of euros in subsidies each year.

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Wednesday 20 February 2013

Spain

The dairy industry

An agreement has been signed between the ministry and major milk processing and delivery companies to promote an efficient and sustainable milk value chain as part of the ‘milk plan’, a government policy to safeguard Spanish dairy farmers.

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Tuesday 19 February 2013

Spain

Milk prices

An agreement has been signed between the ministry and major milk processing and delivery companies to promote an efficient and sustainable milk value chain as part of the ‘milk plan’, a government policy to safeguard Spanish dairy farmers.

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Saturday 16 February 2013

Spain

Dairy reform

Government reaction to farmer lobbying over the dairy crisis has resulted in positive steps being made to protect producers and sustain the industry although fears have arisen around short term security of supply.

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Tuesday 12 February 2013

Spain

Dairy contracts

Balanaced, negotiated contracts between producer and dairy were made mandatory under the pan-european 'milk package' which was introduced in Spain weeks before the rest of Europe.

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Tuesday 22 January 2013

Spain

CAP payments

The Cabinet has approved a Royal Decree amending Royal Decree 202/2012 on the implementation from 2012 of direct payments of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2013, with regard to various help schemes.

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Friday 18 January 2013

Spain

Fewer dairy farms

There are currently 22,000 dairy farms in Spain which has reduced from 55,000 twelve years ago, Miguel Blanco, Secretary General of the Coordinator of farmers’ and ranchers, told Spanish National Radio.

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Wednesday 16 January 2013

Spain

More dairy subsidies

The approval comes after the bill received Brussels approval after a Management Committee for Direct Payments meeting.

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Saturday 12 January 2013

Spain

Drop in farm incomes

Figures released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment show that average farm income for 2012 has slumped to the same level as seen in 1992.

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Friday 28 December 2012

Spain

Milk quota's

The Minister reassured that the Spanish Government will continue to insist that quotas on sugar and milk are maintained despite the lack of effect quotas have in other member states and the quota phasing out scheme being on track abroad.

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Tuesday 25 December 2012

Spain

Dairy farming

At the conference the Cordoba branches of the Young Farmers Association, the Coordinators of Livestock and Farmers Organisations and the Union of Small Ranchers and Farmers (USRF) were present.

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Spain

Pig farm problems

Trichinellosis has struck in Benarraba, Gaucin, Spain.

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Monday 24 December 2012

Spain

Help for dairy farmers

Following a Brussels meeting of the Direct Payments Management Committee, the Spanish government will allocate single payment entitlements from the national reserve to dairy farmers worth a total of 31 million euros in an additional single installment.

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Thursday 20 December 2012

Spain

Dairy farm problems

Despite voices of protests in provincial Spain and questions from the socialist deputy Alejandro Alonso, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete was adamant that if the socialist government had achieved in eight years what the current executive has managed in one the dairy sector would be very different and vastly better.

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Saturday 15 December 2012

Spain

Subsidies for dairy farmers

The government has announced that 31 million euros is now available in the agricultural budget after a second draft of the royal decree has an added clause introducing extra subsidy payments for dairy farmers.

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Wednesday 12 December 2012

Spain

Winging over milk imports

The UPA has criticized the Agriculture Minister Miguel Arias Canete, saying that he is not doing all he could to help Spanish ranchers and added that large companies in the dairy supply chain are orchestrating a campaign to damage the Spanish livestock sector.

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Sunday 09 December 2012

Spain

Dairy farm problems

The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers, Galicia Young Farmers and the Galician Small Farmers Union have all said they will cooperate to ensure Galician milk processing is totally paralysed.

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Friday 07 December 2012

Spain

Milk strike halted

The strike arose from disharmony in the farming community over some of the lowest farmgate milk prices in Europe being offered by Spanish processors which stifled dairy farming causing farms to sell up.

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Thursday 06 December 2012

Spain

Boost for dairy farmers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar has announced announced an additional $ 35 billion dollars to pesos financially strengthen the "Conpes Dairy" and support the dairy conversion and revenue of 350,000 Colombian families living in the dairy industry.

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Sunday 02 December 2012

Spain

Drop in wheat imports

Spain, Europe’s second-largest wheat buyer, cut imports of the grain by 38 percent in September from a year earlier, while increasing corn purchases.

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Friday 30 November 2012

Spain

Dairy farming

Industry representatives visited Romualdo Castro Pérez's dairy cattle farm on Thursday.

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