For several days, two commercial agents from Kazakhstan and Germany have visited our country to gain firsthand knowledge of the work carried out by the Purebred Breeders Associations and the main characteristics of different livestock breeds belonging to various species.

Guided by Livestock Genetics from Spain, the promotion and commercialization platform for Spanish animal genetics of the Royal Spanish Federation of Purebred Livestock Associations (RFEAGAS), they have traveled to different parts of our geography in a comprehensive itinerary that has allowed them to get a general idea of how the Spanish selection sector operates.

The first stop was in the province of Seville, where the commercial mission made two visits: one to the Yeguada Ybarra, a member of the Spanish Association of Arabian Horse Breeders (AECCA), located in Dos Hermanas, and another to the Haza Las Viñas livestock, belonging to the National Association of Florida Breed Breeders (ACRIFLOR) and located in La Puebla de Cazalla.

The next destination was the province of Segovia. In Higuera de las Dueñas, the visitors learned about the Murciano-Granadina breed at Capritietar. Selección y Genética SC., a member of the National Association of Murciano-Granadina Goat Breeders (CAPRIGRAN); and visited the livestock of Juan Francisco Mayo and Paula García, located in Cardeñosa and a member of the Royal Spanish Association of Avileña-Negra Ibérica Breed (RAEANI). Later, in Riocabado, they visited the control center for the Avileña-Negra Ibérica breed.

During these visits, they sampled different cuts of Avileña beef.

On the last day of the trip, the commercial agents visited Granja Torreanaya, a livestock farm that is a member of the National Association of Assaf Sheep Breeders (ASSAFE), located in Anaya, Segovia. Subsequently, they traveled to Zamora to visit the facilities of Ovigén, the Selection and Genetic Improvement Center for Sheep and Goats in Castilla y León, which has 300 sires of the Assaf, Castellana, Churra, Lacaune, Ojalada, and Murciano-Granadina breeds.

The commercial agents had a keen interest in getting a closer look at the Spanish selection sector, especially in sheep and goats, as they intend to establish commercial relationships between Spain and Eurasia. They believe that our breeds have optimal characteristics to adapt to the conditions of different territories and climates due to their hardiness.