Next week, from September 6 to 8, the 37th Edition of the Castuera Sheep Show will be held, returning to normality without restrictions or capacity limits. This was presented this morning at a press conference by the deputy delegate of the Rural Development and Sustainability Area of the Badajoz Provincial Council, Lorenzo Molina, accompanied by the provincial deputy of the Culture and Sports Area, mayor of Castuera and president of the Ovino Hall, Francisco Martos, and by César Cabanillas, technical director of the Ovino Hall.
In this thirty-seventh edition, the Rural Development and Sustainability Area will once again contribute select merino cattle from the La Cocosa farm to the traditional auction on September 8, at 11:30 a.m., with four lots of 10 females and two male specimens. unique, “with the aim of disseminating and promoting genetic improvement among Extremaduran sheep farms”, as was announced by the deputy delegate Lorenzo Molina.
The starting price is set at 1,300 euros for the batch of females and individually for the males at 270 euros. Likewise, it will have a promotional stand and energizing activities such as the free photo booth, on Tuesday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m., and the tasting of Extremaduran lamb from the Corderex Protected Geographical Indication.
For his part, Francisco Martos has thanked the provincial institution for its permanent predisposition to the Sheep Show, adapting to the different adverse conditions of the last two years to be able to continue celebrating this livestock event to this day.
He also highlighted that “soon Castuera will have a sign recognizing it as the world capital of sheep.” This is due to the various activities and events they schedule throughout the year that accredit this recognition.
Finally, César Cabanillas has summarized the programming of this 37th edition where 3,000 tapas will be made daily to promote the consumption of lamb meat and other gastronomic products. He also thanked all the institutions and identities for participating in this event, highlighting the traditional stew contest “Caldero de Oro Corderex”, the cooking contest “Premio Espiga”, photographic exhibitions such as “Bestiarium”, by José Barea, the Serena Cheese tasting-contest, the sheep morphological competition, the national auction of select Merino livestock and the final of the “Zagal Chef” children’s competition.