FMHOY - Fuerteventura
This year again, FEAGA gathered hundreds of people of all ages, who enjoyed the variety of exhibitors and discovered the rural world.
It was a great shop window for businesses of various sectors who got the opportunity to exhibit.
Many tourists and residents also came to the Fair Ground to do their shopping of local handcrafts and various food products.
Livestock Morphology prizes in nine categories
A lot of four young goats from the farm of Blas Alonso Viera won first prize in the non breeding category. The second, third and fourth places went to the farms of Las Pocitas S.L. , Pablo Ramón Rodríguez Martín and Iriome Perdomo Cerdeña, respectively.
Furthermore, a specimen from the farm of Miguel Cano Clavijo won first prize in the Canarian ewe, followed by a specimen from Tomás Cabrera and another from Agustín Castro Betancor.
On the other hand, a specimen from Tomás Cabrera was elected best ram of the Canaries, while the rams of María Belén Ramírez Monteverde and Miguel Cano Clavijo won second and third places in that category, respectively.
As for the pelibuey ewe category, Francisco Sosa Pérez won first and third place. The second prize went to Matías Hernández.
The farmers Francisco Sosa and Matías Hernández also won first and second prizes in the category pelibuey ram, respectively, while a specimen of the farmer Alfredo Perdomo Hernández won third place.
The pasteurised cured goat cheese of Guriamen, Tabefe Prize for best cheese of the Canaries
The pasteurised cured goat cheese of S.C.L. Quesos de Guriamen, in Villaverde, La Oliva, won the prize for best goat cheese of the Canaries 2017 during the 15th National Goat Cheese Contest ‘Premios Tabefe-Fuerteventura’. The cured goat cheese Guriamen made with pasteurised milk obtained 1257 points during the visual, smell and taste samplings that took place during the contest with 15 tasters from various goat cheeses’ denominations of origin, as well as university technicians and researchers and research centres who participated in the contest.
Belén Ramírez and Tomás Cabrera, win the Milk Performance contest
The livestock farmer Belén Ramírez Monteverde, from Los Lajares, won first prize in the first birth goat and individual categories. The goats managed to accumulate a total of 19650 litres in the first birth category and 11550 in the individual category.
In the first birth category, the other winners were Juan Pedro Hernández Ramos, Pedro Peña Hernández and ganaderías Las Pocitas for the second, third and fourth prizes, respectively.
In the individual category, the for the second, third and fourth prizes went to Nauzet Hernández, Ganadería La Pared and Ganadería Las Pocitas, respectively.
On the other hand, livestock farmer Tomás Cabrera, from Las Hermosas, won first prize in the adult goat category, with 28,35 litres of milk performance. The second, third and fourth prizes went to goats from the farms of Ganadería Las Pocitas, Pedro Peña Hernández and María José Carballo, respectively.
Also, seven farmers entered the manual milking contest that was won by Esteban Rodríguez with 3,9 litres in one minute.
The 32nd Edition of Feaga will take place from 12th until 15th April next year in a renovated fairground and will be regional
The 32nd edition of the Feria Agrícola, Ganadera y Experimental (Feaga) de Fuerteventura (Agricultural fair) will take place from 12th until 15th April 2018 in a renovated Fairground of Pozo Negro’s Experimental Farm and will feature a regional character. This is what was announced by the president of the Cabildo of Fuerteventura, Marcial Morales, during the closing event of Feaga 2017. Mr Morales was accompanied by the Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing councillor, Juan Estárico, and the general director of Livestock for the Canarian Government, David de Vera.