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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...
View news from Spain IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology
SPAIN - Spain invites participation at the 9th International Congress of Veterinary Virology, to be held on the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the Complutense University in Madrid between 4 and 7 September 2012....
14 March 2012
View news from Spain First Case of Schmallenberg in Spain
SPAIN - A malformed, aborted lamb with lesions has confirmed the first case of Schmallenberg virus on a farm in Spain....
View news from Spain New Challenges for Spanish Feed Sector
SPAIN - Due to an extremely dry winter, the Spanish fodder industry is expected to face a few challenges, including lower availability of water for irrigation....
02 March 2012
View news from Spain Applications for Milk Quota Repurchase Agreements
SPAIN - The Government Gazette has published a royal decree regulating the management system of milk quota....
06 February 2012
View news from Spain Precautionary Measures for Schmallenberg Virus
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment held a meeting with the Heads of Veterinary Services of the Autonomous Communities and the Directorate General of Health in Agricultural Production, in which they analysed the Schmallenberg virus...
03 February 2012
View news from Spain Production Costs Undermine Milk Price Recovery
SPAIN - Despite the slight recovery in prices, production costs undermine the profitability of dairy farms in Spain....
20 January 2012
View news from Spain Official Programme to Combat Bluetongue in Spain
SPAIN - The Veterinary Health Alert Network (RASVE) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has published on its website the official programme to combat bluetongue disease, to be implemented in Spain during 2012....
13 January 2012
View news from Spain 2011 - Poor Year For Spanish Agriculture
SPAIN - 2011 was a year with more pain than glory for the Spanish livestock sector. Cuts in state aid, falls in agricultural income and increases in debt all led to the majority of livestock producers making a loss, says the Spanish Federation of Livestock...
18 October 2011
View news from Spain OIE: Bluetongue Reported In Spain
SPAIN - An outbreak of Bluetongue has been reported to the OIE by Dr Lucio Ignacio Carbajo Goni , Subdirector General de Sanidad de la Producción Primaria, Dirección General de Recursos Agrícolas y Ganaderos, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural...
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...
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