The farm Hermanos Sanz Berzal S.L. has been awarded the special prize with Diamond. The special prize for Sustainability went to a farm in Valladolid, and the Maximum Productivity award went to a farm in Salamanca.
The farms of Castilla y León have 20 statuettes, and 7 in Extremadura.
IRTA organizes these awards with the collaboration of CEVA Animal Health and ASICI, and with the outstanding support of Farm Faes, IFR, Rotecna, OPP Group and Banasegur.
Once again, the Spanish Iberian pork sector dresses up to recognize and reward the best professionals at the Porc d’Or Ibérico 2023 awards.
Nearly 400 members of the sector, including farmers, veterinarians and technicians, as well as representatives of the administration and of the main sector associations, met last night at the June 30, 2023 in the Granada Palace HotelThe visit to Cájar (Granada), to get to know the best Iberian pig farms in Spain. A total of 19 farms from three autonomous communities received awards.
In this celebration, IRTA, together with CEVA Animal Health and the Interprofessional of the Iberian Pig (ASICI), has delivered the 31 awards Porc d’Or Ibérico 2023 to the excellence in Iberian pig production. Let’s get to know them:
Andalucía and Castilla y León win the special awards
The main protagonist of the night was the farm Hermanos Sanz Berzal S.L., which won the highest award among all the categories: the Porc d’Or Ibérico con Diamante (Iberian Porc d’Or with Diamond). This farm, located in Languilla (Segovia), belongs to the company Agrocesa – Vall Companys Group.
The Porc d’Or Award for Maximum Productivity, with 20.5 piglets weaned per productive Iberian sow per year, also went to a farm in Castilla y León: Granja Arauzo, in Aldeaseca de la Frontera, Salamanca, owned by the company Ibéricos de Arauzo 2004 S.L.
In health, animal welfare and environment, the farm La Mejorada, of the company Agrocesa – Vall Companys Group, has been recognized with the MAPA Award for Sustainability granted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
And the last of the special awards, the Porc d’Or Award for Outdoor Production, in its third edition, has once again gone to Córdoba, this time to the Bonalejo farm of the Covap company, located in Villanueva de Córdoba.
Castilla y León and Extremadura share the remaining awards
In addition to the four special awards, a total of 27 gold, silver and bronze statuettes are awarded, based on the technical criteria of Longevity, Live Births and Calving Rate, for each of the three categories that classify farms according to their census.
Thus, twelve farms in Castilla y León have obtained 20 statuettes. (eight golds, six silvers and six bronzes): Twelve (five golds, four silvers and three bronzes) went to seven farms in Valladolid; five (two golds, one silver and two bronzes) to four farms in Segovia; and three (one gold, one silver and one bronze) to two farms in Salamanca. In the case of Extremadura, five farms from Badajoz and one from Cáceres won seven awards (one gold, three silver and three bronze).
The great celebration of Iberian pork
The Porc d’Or awards recognize the effort, dedication and passion of the Spanish pork sector, and also serve as a meeting point for its professionals. Tonight’s gala dinner was attended by representatives of the administration and the main industry associations.
The 7th edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards was attended by the Director General of Agricultural Productions and Markets of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Esperanza Orellana; the Councillor for Trade, Consumer Affairs and Health of the City of Granada, Elisa Campoy; the president of the Interprofessional Association of Iberian Pigs, Raul Garcia; the director of the Pig Unit of CEVA Animal Health, Rafael Pedrazuela and the director general of IRTA, Josep Usall.
Organized by IRTA with the support of CEVA Animal Health and ASICI
Porc d’Or Awards recognize the work of the sector thanks to the data collected by the platform
developed and managed by IRTA. Since the 1990s, the BDporc database has been providing all member companies with results and reference information for decision making, as well as providing administrations and industry associations with information on technical and productive data on the swine sector.
The 7th edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards would not have been possible without the good work of the Iberian pig farmers, and without the close collaboration of the Interprofessional Association of Iberian Pigs (ASICI) and of CEVA Animal HealthIRTA’s partners in the organization of these awards. This year, in addition, the event has received the outstanding support of
together with other companies in the sector that have participated as sponsors and collaborators.