SIAM-2024: Prize giving for the competitions for the best heads exhibited

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The award ceremony for the winning breeders of the competitions for the selection of the best heads exhibited at the 16th International Agricultural Show in Morocco (SIAM) took place on Saturday in Meknes, under the presidency of the Minister of Agriculture, of Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohamed Sadiki.

Organized in partnership with the Interprofessional Federations of animal production sectors, these competitions saw the participation of more than 100 breeders to select the best animals exhibited in the livestock division, according to species and breeds. The number of heads exposed in this center reached around 600 heads, including 134 heads of dairy cattle, 90 heads of beef cattle, 376 heads of sheep and goats, and 4 heads of camels.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Sadiki stressed that this awards ceremony constitutes an opportunity to highlight the different breeds and species, noting that the livestock division demonstrates diversity in the different regions present.

Enormous efforts are being made to promote local production, particularly against the backdrop of a difficult circumstance which has had repercussions on animal production chains since the Covid-19 crisis, indicated Mr. Sadiki in a statement to the press.

Thanks to the efforts of breeders and the support of the State, in application of the high guidelines of King Mohammed VI, the balance is beginning to be felt, in particular through support for fodder cultivation and the breeding of dairy cows.

Today, the results and products presented are satisfactory and will help maintain supply and stability of the national market, he noted.

On the other hand, Mr. Sadiki welcomed the success of the 16th edition of SIAM which took place in good conditions and was characterized by a large attendance.

The conduct of these competitions was managed by mixed technical commissions made up of national and international experts specializing in breeding.

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