On Thursday, 28 February, the 2o students of GM in Agriculture and Livestock Production made two student visits to complement the study machinery plan. In the morning, they visited Can Fraser de Aiguaviva where Mr Jordi Aulet explained us all the machinery they have, putting any kind of details about use, maintenance, failure, production, comparing between brand, price, profitability and so on. However, in the afternoon they visited Juscafresa company in Camallera where Juscafresa family explained us and show us everything regarding the design, manufacturing, assembly and commercialization about all their products, which they principally are spreaders trailers, UNIFEED trailers, platforms, zero grazers, etc. So, we want to express our gratitude to both company for their availability and good treatment towards us.
On Thursday, 28 February the school received the visit of three teachers from Lycee & CFPPA of Guingamp-Kernilis de Plouisy Bretaña (France). This secondary school (Lycee) is putting into practice a program of Erasmus. The objective of the visit was to know the school and its professional training methodology in Catalunya and set up a future collaboration between both schools in order to exchange students and teachers.
On February 15, the 1o students of GM of Agriculture and Livestock Production visited SESACOR company, dedicated in fattening, importation and exportation of calves and lambs. They work principally with “graze” calves of different breeds like Montbeliarde, Xarolaise, Suïssa, Llemosína and so on. In total, they fatten 5000 heads and when they gain around 720kg of weight, they put them on sale. One of the most important parts was the visit to different installations. They started with the old ones and ended with the latest. Through the visit, the students could see the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Sergi and his father Joan attend us very well and explained us all the questions we had about management, health service, commercialization, etc.
On January 11th, 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. Salvador Carrera, 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. Cows are provident with an individual identification system and the Global Positioning System, GPS, which includes sensors that help the herd’s management. 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 improvement projects. The school, we appreciate Mas La Carrera the opportunity to make this interesting visit.
On 11th December, the Mas Bes dairy farm, received the visit of first-year students of High Level of Livestock and Animal Health. Mas Bes is a company that produces cow milk branded ATO Nature. Joan Viñolas, explained the evolution and how the farm operates nowadays, the biogas plant where they produce electricity, and the farm’s visits available to all kind of groups of people interested. The visitors can supplement the experience visiting the historical Farm Museum, seeing the evolution of farmers’ lifestyle, the shop where you can buy several farm’s products, and finally eating in the restaurant farm. Mas Bes is an example of a company open to the public, which evolves, undertakes news projects, and announces products which are the result of their work and values. We, the School, thank the Mas Bes farm, for giving us the opportunity to make this interesting visit.
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