The monterías generate an annual income of about 18 million euros in the province of córdoba, which represents almost the fourth part of the total that is generated in Andalusia and, in turn, are computed about 12,400 wages, according to the data of the Territorial Delegation of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía.
And that is, the hunting is considered the capital of cordoba as one of the natural resources “most relevant” from the point of view economic and cultural. In fact, the province is in the lead in terms of number of game reserves in Andalusia, with 1.202 hunting grounds smaller and 267 of hunting greater, for a total of 1.469 areas narrowed down, well above the figures of Seville and Granada, on the basis of the Board.
And is that to date, have been submitted to the Territorial Delegation of Environment 436 communications of monterías of big game come from the province of córdoba, most of them are concentrated in the northern half of the province, in Sierra Morena, and, to a lesser extent, in the Sierras Subbéticas. On the other hand, the past month of October were presented close to 300 communications monterías hunting in the province.
The hunting was outstanding last year, scoring more than 40,000 hunting licenses issued, 178 of rehalas and 37 of falconry. In the hunting season, from the 14 October to the 11 of February, there were a total of 482 monterías 596 filed. The species that stood out were 12.674 deer, 6.898 wild boar, 706 mouflon and 1.056 fallow deer. In turn, during the season of hunting in the past year were hunted close to 1 million of hunted species, among which we find most relevant specimens of the great number of catch the rabbit, followed already from far away by the thrush and common wood pigeon. With all this, got a few shots of something over 22,000 copies distributed among the following species: around 12.700 deer, nearly 8,000 wild boars, about 650 mouflon and almost 1.250 fallow deer.
The delegation of the Health of the regional government of Andalusia welcomed the regulation 853 of 2014, within the package of Hygiene and Health, which regulates that the health administration to ensure the control of the quality of the meat for consumption after the hunt. The licensed veterinarian to examine the fitness of the species is a veterinary college, you performed an inspection post-mortem inspection, in which it confirms “if it is unfit for consumption or not, in addition to the relevant laboratory testing”, explains Francisco Antón, head of the Public Health service of the Board. After verification, the meat is marked with a sanitary seal, accompanied by a certification document, which contains the same indications as for the health marking to allow its commercialization.
99% of the meat after the first inspection and the verification phase health is sent to establishments hunting, where they clean up the flesh and dissected to verify the fitness of the consumer, says Anton. However, “the parts of the animal affected is removed directly from the consumer”, giving the final consumer the parts only suitable for the animal. The viability of the meat depends on the conditions of the farm and the pathology itself that may have such animal species, emphasizes Anton. On the other hand, the veterinarian emphasizes that “any animal that has some kind of pathology must be destroyed”, through several pathways. Animals with gaps “can be destroyed in the field; be sent to an establishment of hunting that is authorized for that type of seizure, or can be used to feed vultures”, he concludes.
How do you sell the meat?
Game meat can be “of the entire channel or part of it, depends on if you have suffered abnormalities, explains Anton. The purchase of game meat occurs at a 1.8% in traditional shops, 20.7% in shops specialized feed, 2.5% in hypermarkets, and 2.5% in supermarkets, 10% in restoration and 62.5% other wholesalers. This type of meat, if he is fit, is sold to the consumer through different ways. 50% of the game meat prepared sold whole, while 25.3% is sold as processed products -as is the case with the sausage – and 24.7% as cut meat, intended mainly for export.
Export of game meat
Our province stands out for being a producer of game meat to Europe. And is that Spain is not a “major consumer” of game meat, says the head of the Public Health service of the Board, because “what we consume in small amounts”. By this, around 70% of the meat from hunting is exported to Europe, according to Anton. In fact, Germany and France are the countries consumers of this type of product because they consider the meat of hunt “an exclusive food”.
Source: lavozdecordoba.it is