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Sheep and Goat Funding to Boost North Spain's Growing Sector

22 September 2014

SPAIN – A funding package worth €350,000 over three years is hoped to maintain ‘dynamism and competitiveness’ in Galicia’s sheep and goat farming.

European Commissioners confirmed the aid last week, which will support a sector generating more than €2.2 billion annually in Spain’s North West corner.

According to reports from agroinformacion, while Galicia is a strong cattle and dairy producing region, sheep and goats are becoming more important to farm profitability.

A government spokesperson said local breeds are optimal for grazing marginal hill pasture and for disease resistance, making them offer ‘excellent care of the mountain’.

 

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