The 88th edition of the Puebla de Alcocer Agricultural Fair will be held this weekend, between April 28 and May 1, in which the Badajoz Provincial Council will participate and will auction 30 Merino lambs from the farm The Cocosa.
The deputy delegate of the Area of Rural Development and Sustainability, Lorenzo Molina, the deputy mayor of Puebla de Alcocer, Mariló Fernández, and the councilor for Culture and Sports, Félix Sánchez, participated in the presentation of the fair this Monday in Badajoz.
Molina has celebrated that the “new normal” allows the events and festivals scattered throughout the province to be resumed, such as this agricultural and livestock fair, a “key event for a meeting between farmers and ranchers, to exhibit and publicize the different productions in agriculture and livestock.
Also to publicize the potential of the municipality, generating “wealth and employment both in the town and in the region”, and thereby contributing to the fight against depopulation.
The provincial institution collaborates and participates with a promotional stand in the event and also in the livestock auction on Sunday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m., in the main tent.
The 30 lambs it carries are distributed in 3 lots in total, made up of ten heads, whose starting price for each lot of 10 female Merino sheep is 1,200 euros per lot and 120 for each specimen.
For her part, Mariló Fernández wanted to thank the Badajoz Provincial Council for its support, since without it it would be “difficult” to celebrate it. He has also pointed out that “there is a lot of enthusiasm and excitement” about being able to resume the fair after the pandemic.
This enthusiasm is reflected in the programming because there is “great involvement” of citizens and associations, with different activities such as the shearing exhibition, a children’s fishing contest and a Zumba performance, among others. Likewise, there will be bulls and two heifers from Heirs of Bernardio Piriz.
Finally, he highlighted the three significant points for carrying out this celebration. The first of them is that it is a “commercial showcase”, both for the products of the region and the municipality; The second is to know the “quality” of the livestock as well as its improvements; and finally, the “need to enjoy the new normal.”
The council will launch a photo booth installed at the main entrance of the fairgrounds on Saturday the 30th at 1:00 p.m., so that all visitors can take home a souvenir of their time at the fair, and the popular tasting of roast lamb that It will be held in collaboration with Corderex on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to promote the endogenous resources of the territory.
The Sustainable Development Area of the Provincial Council 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.
Furthermore, this type of fair serves to publicize all the work carried out by the Provincial Council within this scope of execution at the La Cocosa R&D&I farm.