PDF file: Programa Forum Castellar V 18
On January 10th, the Mas La Carrera farm, located in Sant Esteve d'en Bas (La Garrotxa), was visited by the students of the second-year students of the High Degree in Livestock and Animal Health. Mas La Carrera is a family company that currently has about 300 meat cows of different breeds, which fattens calves and markets quality beef products with the Natrus brand. Sergi Pujolriu, he explained to students the evolution and current operation of the company. Mas La Carrera is a pioneer in the introduction of cows of the Angus breed. This breed is recognized for the quality of its meat. In Mas La Carrera they also do agricultural work on the land. The livestock feed is of their own harvest, and in the case of cows it is based on pastures and forages, in addition to summer cows also transhumance in Ripollès to take advantage of mountain pastures. Feeding fattening calves is a "unifeed" type ration with a high fodder base. Mas La Carrera is a sample of a company that evolves, and undertakes new improvement projects, such as the individual identification of cows via GPS, the use of sensors, etc. The school, we appreciate Mas La Carrera the opportunity to make this interesting visit.
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On November 28th, students of the second year of medium degree in farming visited the Mas El Pinós Nou farm in Rupit. Mas El Pinós Nou is a farm that produces cow’s milk. At the moment the two partners of the company are the brothers Jordi and Sebastià Juanola. It is a family business where the whole family works, and also Gerard Juanola, a former student of Quintanes. The Pinós Nou is an example of a highly professionalized company, which combines the set of aspects that integrate milk’s production with a vision of the future. Jordi explained to us the evolution and the current situation of the farm, the certification of milk in origin, the quality audits for food safety, milking and the quality of milk, animal welfare, health, reproduction, genetic selection, morphological and productive evaluation of cows, facilities and associations to which they are part, etc. Sebastià explained to us the feeding, the machinery, the crops, raising replacement heifers, the situation of the milk-producing sector. El Pinós Nou is a leader company, an entrepreneurial and innovative company involved in the milk’s sector, which evolves and adapts to the times. The latest investments in facilities have allowed them to improve the well-being of prepartum cows, and an improvement in lighting facilities. We, the school, thank Mas El Pinós Nou for the opportunity to realize this interesting visit.