Madrid Beef Scheme Promotes Regional Beef and Good Genetics12 September 2013
SPAIN – Six million euros is given to an experimental beef farm near Madrid every year to work on advancing limousin genetics by testing calves for stud qualities.
The assessment ensures the best animals flow into the national herd and according to the ministry of agriculture serves as ‘an important tool to improve herd quality’.
Managing director of the Madrid Institute for Research and Rural Development, Agriculture and Food, Igancio Gonazalez-Alvarez said that the project facilitates feed efficiency and enhanced the prestige of ‘brand Madrid’ product.
Spanish beef producers market meat with the protected geographical indication ‘meat of Sierra de Guadarrama’ which he stated as enjoying a ‘excellent reputation’ on the market place.
Other breeds are farmed on the holding, including Charolais and Avilena.
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