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22 November 2012
View news from Spain Ministry Performs FMD Mock Test
SPAIN - Involving 50 veterinary and risk assessment experts the Ministry of Agriculture Food and the Environment have carried out an experiment in Toledo evaluating the preparation of veterinary services to respond to emergencies and train and coordinate...
15 November 2012
View news from Spain Spanish Households Increased Food Consumption, Expenditure
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has published the latest data from the Consumer Panel in households, which shows that during October 2011 to September 2012, the total expenditure on food in Spanish households has amounted to...
View news from Spain Young Farmers Speak Out for National Industry
SPAIN - Castile and Lyon Young Farmers are criticising the industry for offering 'ruinous' prices at a time when costs are rising and prices are better abroad. ...
08 November 2012
View news from Spain Spaniards Continue to Cut Meat, Egg Intake
SPAIN - Shrinking disposable income has reduced the consumption of fresh food in Spain, according to a new report. Meat and egg purchasing is forecast to continue flat into next year, and producers are seeking new distribution channels....
07 November 2012
View news from Spain Science in the Service of Animal Welfare: Priorities Around the World
SPAIN - The UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium aims to provide a forum for all those active or interested in animal welfare science and its application around the world. It is also a place to meet and discuss current topics in this field...
05 November 2012
View news from Spain Spain Amends Quota Management System
SPAIN - The Council of Ministers approved a Royal Decree amending the current standard requirements relating to the milk quota management system in Spain....
22 October 2012
View news from Spain Spanish Producers Protest over Dairy Crisis
SPAIN - Spanish dairy producers and organisations are demonstrating over the crisis in the dairy sector. ...
02 October 2012
View news from Spain Renewed Pressure on Spanish Dairy Sector
SPAIN - Spain's current milk quota gives the sector the capacity to produce around 6.36 million tonnes of dairy products annually. However, due to high costs, actual production is currently struggling to break the 6 million tonnes barrier. This compares...
25 September 2012
View news from Spain 2013 Welfare Conference: Call for Abstracts
SPAIN - The UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium will be held in Barcelona in July 2013; the organisers have put out a first call for abstracts. ...
19 September 2012
View news from Spain Spain Looks to Improve Milk Quality Analysis
SPAIN - The Spanish government is looking to increase the number of milk quality control tests through an official campaign. ...
11 September 2012
View news from Spain Spanish Dairy Producers Take to the Streets in Protest
SPAIN - COAG (Coordinator of Farmers Organisations) is organising protests this week in the main milk producing regions to raise awareness of the plight of the dairy industry. ...
04 September 2012
View news from Spain Government Steps up to Support Dairy Sector
SPAIN - The Spanish government has said it will not sit back and condone the disappearance of the Spanish dairy sector....
17 August 2012
View news from Spain Spain Looks to Rebalance Milk Supply Chain
SPAIN - The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture is holding talks this week with the industry organisations to review the livestock sectors, and in particular the dairy sector....
06 August 2012
View news from Spain Urgent Measures Needed to Save Spanish Livestock
SPAIN - The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (UPA) has called on the Ministry of Agriculture to hold an immediate meeting and come up with urgent measures to help Spanish livestock producers. The increase in production costs is so great that bankruptcy...
02 August 2012
View news from Spain Dairy Crisis Causing Farm Closures
SPAIN - During the last year over five hundred milk-producing farms in Galicia have been hit by a severe economic crisis. Around 12 farms have been disappearing a week as a result of the crisis. Galicia now counts some 10,648 farms, three times less than...
20 July 2012
View news from Spain Unions Join Forces to Help Dairy Producers
SPAIN - Twelve dairy unions from Castile, Leon and Catalonia, have joined forces to create a first of a kind organisation representing over 500 cattle and 240 million litres of milk. ...
02 July 2012
View news from Spain New Bluetongue Vaccination Requirements Approved
SPAIN - The Cabinet has approved a Royal Decree amending the current regulations for specific measures to combat and eradicate bluetongue....
View news from Spain Retailers, Processors Abuse Spanish Dairy Producers
SPAIN - The Small Farmers Union (UPA) has accused retailers and processors of abusing their power over dairy farmers, as farm gate milk prices fell further. ...
18 May 2012
View news from Spain Spanish Cattle Farm Numbers Decline
SPAIN - Last year, Spain recorded a further decline of three per cent in the number of cattle farms....
10 May 2012
View news from Spain Official Milk Recording Method Simplified
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) has published in the Official Gazette a simplified methodology for the official control of milk yield in cattle, sheep and goats....
19 April 2012
View news from Spain Import Restrictions on Soy will Affect Farmers
SPAIN - The Spanish government is discussing whether or not it should impose import restrictions on Argentinean products, in retaliation to an announcement by the Argentinean government that it will nationalise oil company YPF....
17 April 2012
View news from Spain Milk Quality Challenge Dismissed
SPAIN - A study by Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) last year, found that the quality of many milk products varied. A challenge by the dairy sector in March 2012 has been dismissed by the courts, which states that the reputation of the dairy...
12 April 2012
View news from Spain Spain Asks EU to Extend Milk Quotas
SPAIN - The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture is asking the European Union to extend milk quotas. Current plans are to abololish milk quotas in 2015....
05 April 2012
View news from Spain Could the Spanish Dairy Sector Collapse?
ANALYSIS - This week, the Spanish Small Farmers Union (UPA) has said that the Spanish milk market is on the brink of a collapse. The union says that rising production costs are crippling farmers, and farmgate milk prices are falling....
View news from Spain Spanish Dairy Sector on Brink of Collapse
SPAIN - The situation in the Spanish dairy sector is critical, with sky high production costs crippling producers. It is estimated that producers have lost one million Euros because of drought alone....
03 April 2012
View news from Spain Drought Pushes Feed Prices up 12 Per Cent
SPAIN - Feed prices have seen a dramatic rise in prices since January, up 12 per cent to 0.33 euro per kilo....
22 March 2012
View news from Spain Drought: Spain Calls for Advance on Subsidies
SPAIN - The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Miguel Arias Canete has said that Spain will request an advance of EU aid to ease the financial burdens on farms dealing with drought....
16 March 2012
View news from Spain Dry Spell Takes Toll on Crops and Livestock
SPAIN - The Spanish grain crop outlook for 2012-13 is at a very critical situation due to the driest winter ever recorded. While April and May rainfalls usually determine the size of the crop, this year’s dry conditions might have already taken a toll...
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