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The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries of the Valencian Community to Promote Strategy for Pig Support in Collaboration with Sector

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries of the Valencian Community to Promote Strategy for Pig Support in Collaboration with Sector

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Valencian Community is set to launch a strategy to support pig farming in collaboration with the sector. This decision came after a conference on January 10 in Zaragoza, where the counselor, Jose Luis Aguirre, along with his counterparts from Aragon, Castilla y León, Extremadura, and representatives of the pork sector at the national level, discussed ways to promote meat consumption and protect producers from unjustified attacks without scientific basis.

Aguirre emphasized the importance of intensive livestock farming, specifically pigs and poultry, within the agricultural production of the Valencian Community. He defended modernization efforts and compliance with health, environmental, and animal welfare regulations, stating that intensive livestock farming has been unfairly demonized. He stressed the need for the administration to make compliance with regulations more accessible for the sector to continue adapting to the most demanding standards worldwide.

The conference also focused on slurry management, with participants viewing it as an opportunity rather than a problem. They highlighted their uniqueness in competitiveness, attributing their growth to advancements in genetics and innovation.

Miguel Angel Higuera, the director of the National Association of Pig Cattle Producers, highlighted the sector’s need for government support in light of health risks such as African swine fever and concerns about the excessive increase in the wild boar population, which has the potential to spread disease.

The conference concluded with the agreement on the necessary joint collaboration between the administration and the sector to develop a strategy that promotes Spanish pork. This collaboration is seen as essential in addressing the challenges facing the industry and moving it forward.

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