This study visit to Granada, Spain was developed and facilitated by Heather McLaughlin, Europe Direct NI, for over 40 Fermanagh Farmers.
The programme included beef and dairy visits including the “ Ganaderia Lodaisa S.C.A. a dairy farm near Granada managed by Auricle and his sister Anna Marie. This farm has 420 animals and produces 6500/7500 ltrs of milk. This milk is sent to a local dairy run by the co-operative to be sterilized and bottled and sold directly to residents and through various distribution channels.
“ Los Pastoreros” managed by Mr. Pepe Luis is a co-operative involved in the production, processing and preparation of pasteurised milk as well as fattening pigs. The co-operative also produces dairy products such as cottage cheese and cheesecake. The trademark ” The Pastoreros ” has become over the years a benchmark of quality and prestige in the food sector with its own production and distribution and marketing in the provinces of Granada and Malaga.
The group also visited the world-famous Alhambra Palace with the beautifully landscaped gardens. The palace was built in the 15th Century built and was the residence of the last Moorish king.