The Cabildo has awarded a subsidy of 1.3 million euros for the feeding of cattle on the Island. The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Javier Parrilla, explains that “it will benefit 282 producers from 303 farms that generate more than 1,500 direct jobs.”
The exact amount of the economic injection is 1,354,999 euros to the island livestock sector. Its objective is to defray part of the expenses derived from feeding the sheep, goat, bovine, swine, rabbit and poultry herds. The aid aims to contribute to sustaining productivity and economic recovery of agricultural holdings.
Grill reminds: «Feed prices have multiplied in recent times and we must be there. It also affects the fact that this “is a fundamental line set by the president, Pedro Martín, in our livestock policy for Tenerife, together with the implementation of a forage plan.”
This impulse for the feeding of the cattle is added to the one destined to the preservation and improvement of the autochthonous races (30,000 euros); to contributions to the Livestock Health Defense Associations (ADSG), for 100,000 and to 150,000 for artisanal cheese factories in the field of milk quality control. “More than 1.6 million euros this year”, details the counselor.
Parrilla highlights the campaigns for the promotion and commercial impulse of livestock “such as the presentation of the Carnes Frescas Tenerife brand, which aims to differentiate local produce in stores and supermarkets.” Rate: “It is closely linked to the circular economy, which provides direct benefits to the whole of Tenerife society.”
In the area of artisan cheese, the counselor recalls that Promotion and dissemination actions have also been carried out, from the Insular Cheese Contest to tastings like the recent one in the Casa del Vino de El Sauzal.
The Cabildo has approved a motion in favor of the agricultural biodiversity of the Canary Islands “as one of the values in the definition of Tenerife’s identity.” In Parrilla’s opinion, this can contribute to preserving and enhancing the products most adapted to agrosystems. «Varieties and breeds conserved by the population. Canariety is diversity, “he concludes.