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04 November 2014
View news from Spain Quota Fears Prompt Spanish Farmer Advice
SPAIN – Curbing diets and turning animals to slaughter are among measures that could minimise milk quota excess, Spanish dairy farmers are being told....
31 October 2014
View news from Spain Andalusian Dairy Goats Worthy of Special Treatment
SPAIN – Andalusia’s importance to Spain’s goat industry has been demonstrated with the creation of a specialist goat centre for developing the region....
15 October 2014
View news from Spain Government Places Andalusia in Bluetongue Lock Down
SPAIN – South west Spain is in lockdown because of a Bluetongue outbreak sweeping across livestock farms....
22 August 2014
View news from Spain Over Half of Spanish Dairy Farmers Over Quota
SPAIN – Half of Spanish farmers are producing in excess of their allocated milk quota, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced....
06 August 2014
View news from Spain Spanish Government Releases 261,000 tons of Extra Milk Quota
SPAIN – Spanish farmers have been allocated 261,000 tons of free additional milk quota to take them up to quota termination in 2015....
23 July 2014
View news from Spain New Dairy Leader Calls For More Market Stability
SPAIN – Industry leaders are using the appointment of a new President to flesh out plans for a more stable dairy market....
29 April 2014
View news from Spain Government Slammed Over Low April Milk Prices
SPAIN – Farmers have accused the Ministry of Agriculture, along with processors and distributors, of orchestrating a 10 per cent drop in milk prices....
16 April 2014
View news from Spain Spanish Dairy Farmers Paid 16 Per Cent More in February
SPAIN – Farmers were paid 16 per cent more for milk produced in February 2014 than the previous year, a government review of the dairy sector has revealed....
28 March 2014
View news from Spain Spanish Farm Minister Calls For Milk Monitoring After Quotas
EU – A milk price and production monitoring facility is essential for stability in a post-quota market, Spanish Farming Minister Arias Canete told European politicians this week....
25 March 2014
View news from Spain Spanish Farmers to Lose Out From French Imports
SPAIN – Narrow producer margins are set to tighten further because of a surge of French milk on the Spanish market....
21 March 2014
View news from Spain 90 Per Cent of Milk Now Under New Dairy Package Contracts
SPAIN – More than 90 per cent of milk sold domestically is done so under new dairy package contracts....
19 February 2014
View news from Spain Sperm Bank Opens to Save Rare Breeds
SPAIN – Four cooperative agreements have been signed to protect rare sheep and cattle genetics, the ministry of agriculture has announced....
18 February 2014
View news from Spain Study Highlights Risk of BSE Infecting Rabbits and Dogs
SPAIN – A Spanish research team has found that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) can transmit to other animals in the meat that they eat, meaning all mammalian proteins can potentially transmit BSE. ...
13 February 2014
View news from Spain Prices Up, Consumption Higher, Says Milk Committee
SPAIN – Higher farmgate prices, dairy consumption and processing requirements for yoghurt and cheese were discussed by a select committee as part of on-going monitoring of Spain’s dairy sector....
12 February 2014
View news from Spain Biosensor Could Monitor Milk
SPAIN – Determining whether milk is fit for human consumption could be more accurate thanks to a new biosensor that converts biochemical information into electronic signals....
08 January 2014
View news from Spain Mediterraneans Meet to Discuss Risk of Disease Spread
SPAIN – The threat of rabies spreading into Europe from Morocco and semen transmitting Bluetongue virus was brought up at a recent animal health conference in the Mediterranean....
03 January 2014
View news from Spain Panama Strengthen Cooperation on Agri-food Matters
SPAIN - The directors-general of the Agricultural and Cattle Research Institute of Panama (IDIAP), Dr Paulo Ducasa, and the Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA), Dr Josep M. Monfort, have signed a bilateral agri-food collaboration...
11 December 2013
View news from Spain Committee Shows Improving Spanish Milk Prices
SPAIN – Spanish farmgate prices are recovering, reaching €0.381/litre in October, the Milk Monitoring Committee has reported....
28 November 2013
View news from Spain Course Offers Help on Milk Package
SPAIN – Fair and efficient milk supply chain economics are being relayed in a course at the National Centre for Agricultural Training this week....
28 October 2013
View news from Spain Energy Costs to Drop Thanks to New Software
SPAIN - A new energy consumption analysis programme is making farmers collaborate to reduce energy requirements....
22 October 2013
View news from Spain Spanish Dairy Sector Begins to Turn Corner
SPAIN – Government officials have announced that the Spanish dairy chain has turned a corner, although that research and innovation is required to sustain the sector long term....
26 September 2013
View news from Spain Spanish Farmers Say Three Quarters of Milk Package Contracts Are Unfair
SPAIN – A farmers group has claimed that three quarters of all milk contracts are ‘abusive’ and are dictated to producers by processors....
23 September 2013
View news from Spain Catalonian Dairy Sector to Miss Out on €150 million
SPAIN – Spanish farmers set to lose out on common agricultural payments are pleading with ministers to allow for payment reductions to be reflected in tax calculations....
10 September 2013
View news from Spain July Supply Figures Show Production Dip
SPAIN – Supply data for July indicates a drop in Spanish milk of around 30 per cent below contract stipulations for cattle and sheep farms....
06 September 2013
View news from Spain Minister Presents Sustainable Dairy Campaign
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete, is presenting the Sustainable Dairy campaign, an initiative to ensure consumers the origin and traceability of Spanish milk and to boost the sustainability of the economic...
23 August 2013
View news from Spain Union Warns Producers of Short Contracts
SPAIN – Spanish farmers are being reassured that milk contracts shorter than one year are illegal and fraudulent....
18 July 2013
View news from Spain Spanish Farmers Concerned by CAP Issues
SPAIN - Farmers have expressed concern about the many issues that remain in the air on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers explained that this will be a significant week for the application of the new CAP...
16 July 2013
View news from Spain Spanish Milk Production Up 3.65 per cent in 2012
SPAIN – Last year, national milk collection rose by 3.65 per cent on 2011 figures, reaching 6.07 million litres, Ministry figures have shown....
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