Works at the Manlleu slaughterhouse to minimize odors as part of the Food Strategy of Catalonia

The Generalitat of Catalonia has promoted works to minimize the odors and noises of the Manlleu slaughterhouse. The objective is to guarantee its long-term viability and sustainability. The urban development of the municipality and the regulatory framework applicable to the activity have meant that the slaughterhouse has had to carry out some corrective measures to adapt its activity to the social context that surrounds it.

It provides service to more than 750 livestock farms, mostly in Central Catalonia.

The general director of Agri-Food Companies, Quality and Gastronomy, Joan Gòdia, highlighted during his visit to the slaughterhouse that “the Department’s determined commitment to helping this infrastructure that serves a large number of livestock farmers and butchers in the area It is part of the Food Strategy of Catalonia, which has as one of the four main objectives to have its own food system rooted in the territory.

Matadero de Manlleu


This is a local slaughterhouse that is dedicated to the slaughter of cattle and sheep and goats, with an attached cutting room, and its continuity is key given that it is currently the only sheep and goat slaughterhouse that can provide slaughter services with an adequate volume. in the region of Osona and Central Catalonia, together with Carniceros del Berguedà, but the latter is for internal use for its clients.

The rest of the local slaughterhouses with similar characteristics are located at a great distance, such as in Terres de l’Ebre, or are larger slaughterhouses such as those in Sabadell, Sant Cugat, Girona and Baix Camp, where their clients are not small local butchers or livestock farmers. .

The activity of animal slaughter in the municipality of Manlleu at the current location of the slaughterhouse has been carried out since 1947 to supply the population with meat. In 1994, the company Matadero Manlleuenc de Artesans continued this traditional activity under a concession regime, granted for a period of 50 years, in operation until today.

Currently, the slaughterhouse employs 20 people and slaughters animals for more than 750 corresponding livestock farms, mostly in Central Catalonia. Specifically, it provides coverage of this service to farms in 30 municipalities in the Osona region, 3 in Lluçanès, 5 in Moianès, 1 in Bages, 2 in Berguedà, 1 in Solsonès and two other municipalities in Vallès Oriental and Garrotxa.

The Manlleu slaughterhouse plans to receive aid of 229,541.88 euros, which will represent 42% of the total eligible investment. This aid, promoted by the General Directorate of Agri-Food Companies, Quality and Gastronomy of the Department of Climate Action, is part of the line of aid to improve the transformation and marketing processes of agri-food products, endowed with 20 million euros.

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