ASSAFE and Ovigen summon the Spanish sheep sector in Zamora, the days 25-25 and 27 October 2018 to celebrate the professional salon sheep 'OVINNOVA', an appointment that is born every two years and aims to be the most important exhibition in Spain on products and services related to the sheep sector. The goal is to become a center of business and technological dissemination that is reference for industry professionals nationwide.
It is an idea born from the Association for the breeding of sheep and goats in Castilla y León (OVIGEN) and the National Association of sheep breeders of race Assaf (ASSAF.E), with the aim of creating an international benchmark event of the sheep sector. The aim is to respond to the need for the Spanish sheep sector has to have a national showcase in which periodically show producers and technicians all progress and developments emerging in the market.
■ ACTIVITIES. OVINNOVA wants to be an attractive fair and dynamic, with variety of activities including:
· Carea sample and guard dogs
· Milking Contest
· Morphological national competition and auction of race Assaf
· Technical seminars
· Introducing new products
· thematic photography
· Tunnel cheese-dairy farms presence
■ THESE SECTORS.
OVINNOVA in the room will be present:
– Laboratories and animal health
– Food companies
– Milking equipment and milk tanks
– Machinery for food distribution
– Material for mooring and containment of animals
– different material as sheared and arrangement of hooves
– Animal identification devices
– artificial feeding
■ A REFERENCE SECTOR.
The sheep and goat sector in Spain accounts for 12% Final livestock production over 100.000 farms and sheep population near the 16 million head.
Spain is the second most important country of the European Union after the United Kingdom and represents the 19% Census total EU-28, which means that Spain will lead this sector in the EU once the British abandonment consolidate after Brexit.
■ KEY FIGURES.
Within this activity, the most significant part of the volume of business generated is a dairy sheep census 2,7 million head. It highlights two communities that monopolizes one 75% census: Castile and León (43,6%) and Castilla La Mancha (31,9%).
Sheep meat has a census 12,7 million head, which highlights 5 communities
with the 83% census: Estremadura (22%), Andalusia (16,5%), Castile and León (14,8%), Aragon and Castilla-La Mancha.
Spanish foreign trade sheep sector has increased significantly
in recent years, reaching 33.000 tn of meat and offal exported 2016.
Similarly have increased exports of live animals.
Domestic production of sheep's milk reaches 600.000 tn (6Th world producer). The heart of the production is in Castilla y Leon and represents the 66% of the total production of the country 385.000 Tm.
Most of the milk is processed in 169 dairies located in the community.
The national sheep industry maintains a strong commitment to professionalism and concentration of production by asociacionismo, the joint marketing, modernization and innovation, genetic improvement, quality production and opening new markets.
OVINNOVA FILE 2018: ovinnova_dossier.v3