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The EC will form a working group to discuss the problems of animal husbandry


June 07, 2011

The European Commission will soon form a working group to study the structural problems facing the livestock in the European Union (EU). It will be composed by representatives of this Community institution, the Member States and agricultural professional organizations and cooperatives.

Conclusions and measures arising could be collected within the proposals for reforming the CAP, which will present the Commissioner Dacian Ciolos at the end of this year. Up to eleven States members, among them Spain, had claimed the creation of this group. These structural problems among the significant increase in production costs, as a result of the rise in the price of cereals and oilseeds in the international markets, which the farmer may not move to sell their animals or their products.

According to several community experts, should take the creation of this working group to consider whether the current livestock European model, heavily dependent on the outside, which is viable. According to Ciolos pointed out recently during the last informal meeting of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture of the EU, "the meat market behaves well". The problem is that the cost of feed not is affects prices to the consumer, Ciolos would add.

Meanwhile, in Spain, and after several months of silence, already published the ministerial order that includes measures to provide funding to the sector, including in the programme of support for the livestock Ministry presented the farmer organizations and cooperatives.