The best Iberian pig farms will meet at the next Porc d’Or Awards Gala

The Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) has released the list of farms that are nominated for the 7th edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico awards for excellence in Iberian swine production. There are a total of 35 farms that distribute the 63 nominations for the Awards that will be delivered during the Gala that will take place on June 30 in Granada, where more than 450 professionals from the sector will meet to recognize the work of the farmers and reward the best Iberian pig farms in our country.

Badajoz and Valladolid are once again the most nominated

Judging by the number of nominations, the Communities of Extremadura and Castilla y León are the great candidates to receive the largest number of gold, silver and bronze statuettes based on the Longevity production criteria (Piglets Weaned by Baja Sow, LDCB ), Live Births and Delivery Rate. 87% of the nominations for this edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico are distributed between the two autonomous communities, with the provinces of Badajoz and Valladolid being the ones with the highest number of nominations, 18 each. For its part, Andalusia has four nominations, Castilla La Mancha with three and the Valencian Community with one nominated farm.

MAPA Special Award for Sustainability

As of this edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards, the MAPA Special Award for Health, Well-being and the Environment is renamed the MAPA Special Award for Sustainability. This name change does not entail any change in the essence of the MAPA Special Award, which will continue to be based on the three pillars related to the sustainability of pig production systems: animal health and welfare and the minimization of the environmental footprint.

Andalusia and Castilla y León compete for the Special Awards

In this seventh edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards, four special prizes will also be awarded, each of which recognizes certain characteristics related to excellence in management, sustainability and animal welfare. The highest award, the Iberian Porc d’Or Award with Diamond, is disputed by two farms from Segovia (Hermanos Sanz Berzal, from Agrocesa – Grupo Vall Companys, and Granja Valdisierro, from ICPOR Soria) and a farm from Valladolid (Granja La Mejorada, from Agrocesa – Vall Companys Group). The MAPA Sustainability Award will also remain in Castilla y León, since Granja La Mejorada and Granja Valdisierro, also candidates for Diamond, are competing for it. For its part, the “Outdoor Production” Award will go to Andalusia, with the Cortijo Viejo (Finca Cortijo Viejo) and Bonalejo (COVAP) farms in Cordoba together with the Sevillian farm La Umbría Ibérico Ecológico (Antonio Marín García) the three candidates for this award. The Iberian Porc d’Or Award for Maximum Productivity will also be awarded to the farm that, among all categories, has the maximum number of weaned piglets per productive sow and year.

Organized by IRTA with the collaboration of CEVA Animal Health and ASICI

The Ibérico BDporc developed and managed by IRTA is the pillar of these Awards, which recognize among the participating farms those with the best balance and evolution of production, management and animal welfare parameters. But above all, these Awards would not be possible without the good work of Iberian pig farmers, the main protagonists of this event, and without the close collaboration of the Iberian Pig Interprofessional Association (ASICI) and CEVA Animal Health, IRTA partners. in the organization of the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards. This year the Porc d’Or Awards also have the very special support of five companies that will be Premium Sponsors: Farm Faes, Rotecna, IFR group, Banasegur and OPP group, as well as other companies that will participate as sponsors and collaborators.