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FAO adds the Mexican Pelifolk sheep to the Global Domestic Animal Diversity Information System

Published May 24, 2024

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The Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development in Mexico, Victor Villalobos Arambula, has announced that the local sheep breed Pelifolk has been recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This marks the breed's inclusion in the Global Information System of the Diversity of Domestic Animals, highlighting Mexico's national sheep culture. To celebrate, a national lottery ticket with a jackpot of seven million pesos and a distributable bag of 24 million pesos in prizes has been launched. The breed, known for its resilience, high-performing females, and meat production, was created in 1991 and officially recognized in 2010. This recognition is seen as a significant achievement for Mexico's livestock sector and its breeders.
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2000Agro/Editorial The Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) announced that the sheep breed Pelifolk, the first 100 percent Mexican, obtained recognition from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, by its acronym in English) by incorporating it into the Global Information System of the Diversity of Domestic Animals. It's about a recognition of national sheep culture and the creation of this breed Mexican, stressed when celebrating the meeting in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco: “Our wealth: The Pelifolk sheep.” As part of this distinction, a commemorative Lottery ticket was also unveiled National, with a jackpot of seven million pesos in one series and one distributable bag of 24 million pesos in prizes. The coordinator General of Livestock of the Ministry of Agriculture, Arturo Macosay Córdova, He highlighted that this recognition is for the work of the producers, the contribution of sheep farming to the diet of Mexicans and to development of ...
Source: MX2000
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