Saturday, April 20

The Puebla de Alcocer fair will auction 30 merino lambs

The specimens, from the Diputación de Badajoz, will be auctioned at the 88th edition of the Agricultural and Livestock Fair, between April 28 and May 1

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The 88th edition of the Agricultural and Livestock Fair of Puebla de Alcocer will be held this weekend, between April 28 and May 1, in which the Diputación de Badajoz will participate, which will auction 30 Merino lambs from the farm The Cocoa.

In the presentation of the fair this Monday in Badajoz, the deputy delegate of the Rural Development and Sustainability Area, Lorenzo Molina, the deputy mayor of Puebla de Alcocer, Mariló Fernández, and the Councilor for Culture and Sports, Félix Sánchez, participated.

Molina has celebrated that the “new normality” allows the resumption of events and festivals scattered throughout the “far and wide” of the province, such as that agricultural and livestock fair, a “key appointment for a meeting between farmers and ranchers, to expose and publicize the different productions in agriculture and livestock”.

Also to publicize the potential of the municipality, generating “wealth and employment both in the town and in the region”, and thereby contributing to the fight against depopulation.

The provincial institution collaborates and participates with a promotional stand in the event and also in the cattle auction on Sunday, May 1, at 11:30 am, in the main tent.

The 30 lambs that he carries are distributed in 3 batches in total, made up of ten heads, whose starting price for each batch of 10 female merino sheep is 1,200 euros per batch and 120 for each copy.

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For her part, Mariló Fernández wanted to thank the Diputación de Badajoz for its support, since without it it would be “difficult” to be able to celebrate it. He has also pointed out that “there is a lot of enthusiasm and hope” to be able to resume the fair after the pandemic.

Illusion that is reflected in the programming because there is “a great involvement” of citizens and associations, with different activities such as the shearing exhibition, children’s fishing contest and Zumba performance, among others. Also, there will be bulls and two heifers by Heirs of Bernardio Piriz.

Finally, he has highlighted the three significant points for the realization of this celebration. The first of them is a “commercial showcase”, both for the products of the region and the municipality; the second is to know the “quality” of the cattle as well as their improvements; and finally, the “need to enjoy the new normality”.

The council will launch a photo booth installed at the main entrance of the fairgrounds on Saturday 30 at 1:00 p.m., so that all visitors can take home a souvenir of their time at the fair, and the popular tasting of roast lamb that It will be held in collaboration with Corderex on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to promote the endogenous resources of the territory.

The Department of Sustainable Development of the Diputación seeks to maintain the pure Merino breed, with which it attends these events so that through auctions, farmers have options to acquire this line of sheep and thus improve their livestock herds.

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In addition, these types of fairs serve to publicize all the work carried out by the Provincial Council within this scope of execution at the La Cocosa R&D&I farm.

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