The Palacio de Congresos de la Llotja de Lleida has been the setting chosen by the Institute for Agro-Food Research and Technology (IRTA) to host the celebration of the 30th edition of the Porc d’Or awards. A gala that will take place on October 20 and that is loaded with news.
The Porc d’Or awards were born with the clear objective of rewarding professionalism, effort and the extraordinary work that is carried out day after day from pig farms throughout Spain to guarantee the future and progress of this sector.
The Capa Blanca Porc d’Or Awards have two new awards
The first novelty of this 30th anniversary comes from the hand of Ceva Salud Animal, new main partner of IRTA in the organization of the Porc d’Or de capa Blanca and Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards, together with the Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (INTERPORC) and the Interprofessional Association of the Iberian Pig (ASICI), respectively.
Ceva Salud Animal has designed the One Health Special Award with the aim of promoting and giving voice to actions and projects that promote the comprehensive approach of One Health on pig farms.
The Ceva Animal Health One Health Award seeks to recognize the joint work of farmers and veterinarians who implement innovative measures on their farms to improve animal health: appropriate management practices, establishment of high biosecurity standards, promotion of animal welfare, investment in training and disease prevention. Those interested can consult the bases and obtain more information on how to participate in this call at this link.
On the other hand, from the organization they want to recognize the efforts of farmers not only with productivity, but also with aspects of animal welfare, health and the environment. And from there the other new award was born: the Porc d’Or Award for Lactation Management whose objective is to recognize, among reproductively efficient farms, those that stand out for a high survival rate of piglets during lactation and good husbandry practices. maternity management.
The winning farms will be those that present the highest value of piglet survival among all the farms, a numerical productivity (number of weaners per productive sow and year) above the median of its category (third and fourth quartiles). There will be a total of twelve nominated farms, which will distribute the four awards of this new Award, about which the BDPorc shares all the details on its website.
And of course we must add to the previous two other Special Prizes that were already being awarded. Starting this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Award is renamed the MAPA Award for Sustainability, and it is awarded to a farm that stands out from the rest in terms of Animal Health and Welfare and respect for the Environment. And of course the Porc d’Or with Diamond, the highest award, which will go to the best white layer pig farm based on its productive results, its global management and management, complying of course with sanitary standards, zootechnical and animal welfare.
Haute cuisine by Nandu Jubany
His gastronomic proposal “seeks and finds a balance between quality traditional cuisine and a modern and brilliant one, between complexity and subtlety. Always with local and seasonal products and reinvented recipes that take care of every last detail”.
The 30th edition of the Capa Blanca Porc d’Or Awards deserves a gala dinner at the height of this celebration and no one better than Nandu Jubany with your catering company Jubany Events, line of business for which he received the 2021 Gourmet Out of Series Award for Best Catering. In addition, Jubany has several restaurants and hotels as well as celebration spaces located in the province of Barcelona, in Ibiza and Formentera, in Andorra and even in Singapore.
Organized by IRTA with the support of Ceva and Interporc
The Porc d’Or awards, annual and statewide, are based on the BDporc, the Porcine Reference Data Bank, a tool managed by IRTA to provide reference information to pig production companies as an aid element in making decisions.
Organized by IRTA, these awards for excellence in swine production have Ceva Salud Animal as the new main partner since 2023 and the Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc), which has accompanied the Porc d’Or since its inception .
Likewise, since this year the Porc d’Or Awards have a reduced list of Premium Sponsors that stand out for their commitment and support for the Porc d’Or Awards practically from their origins: Farm Faes, IFR Group, OPP Group, Rotecna and Banasegur.
During these 30 years, the awards have recognized the work, professionalism, effort and extraordinary essential work of hundreds of companies and pig farms throughout Spain. Some awards that are awarded by a jury made up of personalities of recognized prestige in the industry, livestock research and administration.