The deputy delegate of the Rural Development and Sustainability Area of the Badajoz Provincial Council, Lorenzo Molina, and the deputy delegate of the Development Area and mayor of La Zarza, Francisco Farrona, presented this morning at a press conference the 68th edition of the Feria del Ganado de la Zarza, which will take place in the municipality from April 28 to May 1.
Molina has indicated that the fair’s objective is to “continue highlighting the value of livestock and agriculture in the municipality and the region, which is transmitted from generation to generation, and which in turn serves as an incentive to avoid depopulation.” .
He also explained that the provincial institution, through the Rural Development and Sustainability Area, will be present at the fair with an institutional stand and will participate in the livestock auction scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m., contributing 40 females distributed in five lots and two rams. The starting price is 960 euros for each batch of eight females, and the rams will be auctioned individually with the starting price being 230 euros each.
Likewise, on Monday the fair will feature a roast lamb tasting offered by Corderex with the collaboration of the Provincial Council of Badajoz and the free 360º video booth activity from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For his part, Farrona has expressed his gratitude to the Provisional Institution because it has played “an essential role in revitalizing the livestock fair through the contribution of merino cattle and the organization of auctions.”
He also highlighted that the fair is fun and festive in nature, starting this Friday, April 28, with its traditional parade of big heads and various musical performances. From Saturday to Monday, there will be equine and merino livestock exhibitions, equestrian competitions, musical performances and the traditional rodeo to finish.
The Rural Development and Sustainability Area of the provincial institution seeks to maintain the pure Merino breed, with which it attends these events so that through auctions, ranchers have options to acquire this line of sheep and thus improve their livestock cabins. In addition, these types of fairs serve to publicize all the work that is carried out by the Provincial Council within this scope of execution on the La Cocosa farm.