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The Regional Government Farm (Granja Foral) is a reference livestock facility, i.e., an experimental centre where a series of activities are carried out with specific objectives, aimed at stimulating and promoting livestock farming in Bizkaia.
The animals kept at the Regional Government Farm are the result of research applied to livestock farming, and this provides them with production characteristics that allow us to state that they are, in their majority, the best in Bizkaia. As the farm forms part of the heritage of all Bizkaians, our livestock farmers may use these animals to improve their productions, and therefore, to optimise the profitability and competitiveness of their livestock holdings.
The Regional Government Farm was established in 1852 as a school farm in Erandio, thanks to the initiative of the Regional Government of Bizkaia. By 1950, it had become a model farm in Derio, where improved breeds were introduced, such as Alpine Brown and Frisian. Subsequently, during the 80’s, a Plan was initiated for the recovery of the Pyrenean breed.
The Farm has also served to introduce improved foreign breeds of other cows, hens and horses.
What activities does it carry out at present?
Currently, the Regional Government Farm of Gorliz is carrying out a variety of programmes, among which the following are explained herein:
Handling and personnel
Objectives and prospects