Valladolid, Cáceres, Badajoz and Salamanca receive the highest awards from the Porc d’Or Ibérico 2024 awards

The Porc d’Or with Diamond award went to a farm in Valladolid, and the MAPA award for Sustainability went to one in Cáceres.

Two farms in Badajoz have won the One Health award from CEVA Salud Animal and the Outdoor Production award.

Castilla y León and Extremadura have the highest number of awards. The farms of Castilla y León accumulate a total of 17 statuettes, including the award for Maximum Productivity to a farm from Salamanca.

The Gala included the participation of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. Luis Planas, who presented the Sustainability Award.

IRTA organizes these awards with Ceva Salud Animal as main partner and ASICI as co-organizer. It also has the notable support of Banasegur, FarmFaes, IFR, OppGroup and Semen Cardona.

Once again, the Spanish Iberian pork sector has dressed up to recognize and reward its best professionals in the Porc d’Or Ibérico 2024 awards, organized by the Agri-Food Research and Technology Institute (IRTA), together with CEVA Salud Animal and the Interprofessional of the Iberian Pig (ASICI).

Nearly 400 members of the sector, including farmers, veterinarians and technicians, as well as representatives of the administration and the main sector associations, met on the night of July 5 at the Córdoba Conference Center to learn about the best Iberian pig farms. from Spain. The Gala was attended by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. Luis Planas, who also participated in the presentation of the MAPA Porc d’Or Award for Sustainability.

In this 8th edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards, 32 awards for excellence in Iberian pork production have been awarded to a total of 21 farms spread across three autonomous communities. We get to know them

Valladolid, Cáceres, Badajoz and Salamanca win the Special Awards

The Las Abiertas – Hermanos Viceira Puertas farm of the Inga Food company in Madrigalejo (Cáceres) has been recognized with the Porc d’Or Award for Sustainability awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Another of the stars of the night was Granja la Mejorada, which won the highest award among all categories: the Iberian Porc d’Or with Diamond. Esta explotación, situada en Olmedo (Valladolid), pertenece a la empresa Agrocesa – Grupo Vall Companys.

This year being its first edition in the Iberian Porc d’Or Awards, the One Health award from CEVA Salud Animal has gone to the La Charneca farm in Usagre, Badajoz, owned by the company Grupo Santana Hernández.

The Iberian Porc d’Or Award for Outdoor Production, in its fourth edition, has been awarded to the San Rafael farm, of the company Explotación San Rafael S.L in the town of Aljucén, Badajoz.

Finally, the Iberian Porc d’Or Award for Maximum Productivity has gone to a farm in Salamanca: Ibéricos Encinas from the company Agrocesa – Grupo Vall Companys, from the municipality of Encinas de Abajo (Salamanca). This farm has reached the impressive figure of 20.9 piglets weaned per productive Iberian sow per year.

Castilla y León and Extremadura share the majority of the Awards

In addition to the five special prizes, a total of 27 gold, silver and bronze statuettes are awarded, based on the technical criteria of Live Births, Longevity and Calving Rate, within each of the three categories that classify the farms in depending on your census.

Considering all the categories together, ten farms from Castilla y León have obtained a total of 15 statuettes. Ten statuettes (five gold, two silver and three bronze) have gone to six farms in Valladolid; three statuettes (one gold, one silver and one bronze) have gone to two Segovian farms; and finally one money has gone to Salamanca and another to Soria.

Likewise, seven farms in Extremadura have obtained 11 awards (two gold, four silver and five bronze): Ten (two gold, three silver and five bronze) have been awarded to six farms in Badajoz and one farm in Cáceres has obtained a silver.

Organized by IRTA with ASICI and Ceva Salud Animal

The Porc d’Or Iberico awards, annual and state-wide, are based on the BDporc, the Pig Reference Data Bank, a tool managed by the IRTA to provide reference information to pig production companies as an element of helps in decision making.

Organized and created by IRTA, these awards for excellence in pig production have Ceva Salud Animal as the main partner and the Interprofessional Association of the Iberian Pig (ASICI), which has accompanied the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards since its inception.

During these eight years, the awards have recognized the work, professionalism, effort and extraordinary essential work of hundreds of Iberian pig companies and farms throughout Spain. Awards that are awarded by a jury made up of prestigious personalities in the industry, livestock research and administration.

Likewise, the Iberian Porc d’Or Awards have a small list of Premium Sponsors that stand out for their commitment and support to the Porc d’Or Awards practically since their origins: Banasegur, FarmFaes, IFR, OppGroup and Semen Cardona.

About IRTA

IRTA is a research institute dedicated to agri-food R&D&I in the fields of plant production, animal production, food industries, environment and global change, and agri-food economy. The transfer of its scientific advances contributes to the modernization, competitiveness and sustainable development of the agricultural, food and aquaculture sectors, to the provision of healthy and quality food for consumers and to the improvement of the well-being of the population. The IRTA is attached to the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda (DACC) of the Generalitat of Catalonia, and is part of the CERCA system

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