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30 September 2011
View news from Spain Livestock Sector Important Industy For Spain
SPAIN - Secretary of State for Rural Water, Josep Puxeu, highlighted that the livestock sector provides quality food, creates wealth and jobs and sustains a competitive food industry for Spain, at the 558th edition of the International Livestock at Zafra....
23 September 2011
View news from Spain CAP Should Help Environment & Improve Practice
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretary of State for Rural Water, Josep Puxeu, called on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform to encourage better practice and environmental improvement. ...
08 September 2011
View news from Spain Database For Milk Buyers Communication Launched
SPAIN - In Spain, a collaboration agreement, with the aim of improving the coherence and transparency in the milk sector through the strengthening of procedures relating to contracts for milk sales, has been signed by the Director General for Agriculture...
06 September 2011
View news from Spain €1.4 Million Approved For Health Programmes
SPAIN - The Government has approved the distribution of €1.4 million from the CCAA to agricultural and livestock programmes in order to be used for state control and eradication of TSE's and other diseases of animals, the quality of plant varieties...
17 February 2011
View news from Spain EC Takes Spain To Task Over Feed Directive
SPAIN - The European Commission (EC) has asked Spain to notify national implementing measures as required by the Animal Feed Directive (2009/141/EC). ...
03 December 2010
View news from Spain Increasing Milk Producers Influence
SPAIN - Members of PROLEC (an independent Spanish dairy organisation) went to Galicia (North of Spain) for a congress about the situation of agriculture in Spain and the planned reform of the CAP. The main question at this congress was: “How can we...
26 July 2010
View news from Spain Study of Rape and Sunflowers for Fuel and Feed
SPAIN - The oil extracted from oleaginous plants can be used as a fuel for agricultural vehicles without any reduction in their performance – thus enabling farmers to have greater energy self-sufficiency....
10 May 2010
View news from Spain Growth Predicted In Spanish Livestock Industries
SPAIN - By 2013/14 output of Spanish beef will be up by 2.3 per cent, according to a new market report. Milk production is expected to fall by 6.96 per cent due to falling milk prices. ...
17 July 2009
View news from Spain Spanish Dairy Farmers Protest
SPAIN - The dairy sector in Spain has launched a protest calling for a change in the milk prices situation....
27 February 2009
View news from Spain Meeting of Minds Over Spain's Dairy Troubles
SPAIN - PROLEC recently met with representatives of the Agricultural Council of the Regional Government of Galacia in a concerted effort to find solutions for the milk sector....
09 January 2009
View news from Spain Mad Cows in Spanish Capital
MADRID, SPAIN - The regional Environment ministry for Madrid has issued a statement to say that a 10-year-old cow from a farm in Galapagar diagnosed with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on 29 December, has been put down at a local slaughterhouse....
17 October 2008
View news from Spain Bluetongue Outbreak in Malaga
MALAGA, SPAIN - The Agriculture and Fisheries Department’s veterinary services have detected an outbreak of bluetongue in Alhaurin el Grande....
28 August 2008
View news from Spain Spain Probes Possible Fourth Human Case of Mad Cow Disease
MADRID - Spanish health authorities said Wednesday they were looking into the possibility that a woman who died last week at a hospital in Leon suffered from the human variant of mad cow disease....
24 July 2008
View news from Spain Wild TB Pose Danger on Spanish Cattle
SPAIN - In an epidemiological survey of Spain's Doñana National Park, the findings of which are published on July 23 in the journal PLoS ONE, Christian Gortázar and colleagues studied the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) infection among...
07 April 2008
View news from Spain Two Die in Spain from BSE
MADRID - Two people have died in Spain from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease, the health department at the regional Castilla-Leon government said on Monday....
06 December 2007
View news from Spain Genetic Markers Trace Meat from Farm to Fork
BARCELONA - Scientists at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, have developed and validated an identity test that can be used to confirm the breed and origin of meat from farm animals. ...
10 September 2007
View news from Spain Heat Stress Affecting Cows' Fertility, Study Finds
BARCELONA - Higher temperatures have a major impact on cows' fertility, according to new research that reveals the potential impact of climate change on livestock. ...
14 February 2007
View news from Spain Lactiber, new dairy enterprise in Cantabria to build plant in Renedo de Piélagos
SPAIN - Lactiber, a new dairy enterprise based in Cantabria in the north of Spain and created 50%-50% from the base companies, the Iparlat and Covap co-operatives, are to construct a dairy products plant in the Cantabrian town of Renedo de Piélagos (La...
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