IRTA announces the 36 farms nominated in the 8th edition of the Iberian Porc d’Or Awards

The Institute of Agri-Food Research and Technology (IRTA) has announced on the BDporc website the list of farms nominated in the 8th edition of the Porc d’Or Ibérico Awards, awarded for excellence in Iberian pork production. A total of 36 farms have been nominated in one or more of the 68 nominations for the Awards that will be presented during the gala that will take place on July 5 in Córdoba.


In this city, more than 450 professionals from the sector will meet to recognize the work of farmers and reward the best Iberian pig farms in our country. The nominations for the Special Awards are distributed in Castilla y León, Extremadura and Andalusia.

In this eighth edition of the Iberian Porc d’Or Awards, five special awards will also be awarded that recognize notable characteristics related to excellence in management, sustainability, biosafety, health and animal welfare. The nominated farms are being visited by a delegation of the jury, which will decide the winning farms of the precious Porc d’Or Ibérico Especial statuettes.

Iberian Porc d’Or Award with Diamond. Four farms have been nominated for the highest award of the contest: the Valdisierro farm of ICPOR Soria, located in Fresno de Cantespino (Segovia), and three farms of Agrocesa – Grupo Vall Companys, Hnos Rodríguez Ponce, Granja La Mejorada and Ibéricos Encinas , located in the towns of Castromonte (Valladolid), Olmedo (Valladolid) and Encinas de Abajo (Salamanca), respectively.

MAPA Porc d’Or Iberico Award for Sustainability. The prize awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) is also competed for by four farms: La Charneca of Grupo Santana Hernández in Usagre (Badajoz); Inga Food’s Las Abiertas farm in Madrigalejo (Cáceres); and two farms of the ICPOR Soria company, Valdisierro farm and Ibéricos Valcorba, located in Fresno de Cantespino (Segovia) and Bahabón (Valladolid), respectively.

Iberian Porc d’Or Award for Outdoor Production. This award will go to one of the three nominated farms: El Moralejo and El Minguillo, both from the COVAP company and located in Villanueva de Córdoba (Córdoba), and the San Rafael farm from Explotación San Rafael in Aljucen (Badajoz).

Porc d’Or Iberico One Health Award from CEVA. Three farms are nominated in the first edition of this award, awarded to the team made up of the rancher and the farm veterinarian: La Charneca and Ensanchá farms, both from Grupo Santana Hernández and located in Usagre (Badajoz) and Fuente de Cantos ( Badajoz); and the SRC Coto Gomeless farm of Sánchez Romero Carvajal located in Jabugo (Huelva).

And, finally, the Iberian Porc d’Or Award for Productivity will go to the farm that, among all the categories, has the maximum number of piglets weaned per productive sow per year.


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