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Areas Urbanism & territory, Tourism and Economic activities Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing & Hunting Formentera renews feed handouts for drought-hit livestock farmers

Formentera renews feed handouts for drought-hit livestock farmers

foto 2022 menjar ramatThe Formentera Office of Rural Affairs has announced a new tranche of assistance amid the drought that has seen local livestock farmers' feed stocks dwindle. The Formentera Farmers' Co-operative (Cooperativa del Camp, CCF) will distribute 40 tonnes of feed and chopped carob for sheep and goats, and 4,000 kilos of barley flour for pigs.

"Another exceptionally dry year is affecting crops and means supplies of livestock feed are low", explained Josep Marí, Councillor of Rural Affairs, "so we are bringing back this aid to which the Consell de Formentera allocates an initial budget of €14,945."

Interested parties should take their stockbreeder's card (cartilla ramadera) to the CCF warehouse from 8.00am to 2.00pm (Monday to Friday); 4.30pm to 7.30pm (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or 9.00am to 1.00pm (Saturdays). Aid will be distributed according to the number of animals and breeding animals are eligible for two sacks of feed. According to recent census data, there are 913 head of sheep, goat and pig on the island of Formentera.

17 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera