Lombardy Region has prepared an allocation of 380.000 euros for the construction and redevelopment of the game processing centers and stopping places for culled wildlife. This was announced by the Regional Councilor for Agriculture, Food and Green Systems, Fabio Rolfi, following the approval of the Council resolution that establishes the criteria for funding.
"Giving a value to meat - commented the commissioner - in fact means stemming the problem of the excessive proliferation of wildlife that is creating enormous damage to the agricultural sector and having resources to restore the damage caused to companies".
A greater availability of these centers for the processing of game, in fact, will undoubtedly be reflected in the placing on the market of high quality hygienic-sanitary meat that feeds the already existing supply chain; this with a view to further growth of the Lombard companies that revolve around it.
The creation of new structures will therefore be a stimulus to increase the collection and containment of wild boar. In particular in those territories where the policies with greater difficulty are implemented due to chronic shortages of suitable premises for the treatment of carcasses.
Game processing, the planned interventions
These are capital contributions for interventions of new works; for the restructuring, modernization, extraordinary maintenance, purchase of machines and adaptation of game processing centers and rest centers in Lombardy.
“Specifically - explained Rolfi - we will finance the purchase of refrigeration cells and related equipment; plant engineering connected with the handling of animals and carcasses; the construction or renovation of premises directly connected with the treatment of game and the construction and adaptation of facilities ".
Allocated 800.000 euros
“In the last two years, in fact, we have allocated 800.000 euros for new structures or the modernization of existing ones - concluded the Lombard councilor - especially in the provinces of Como and Brescia. We have also made a new regional law and promoted initiatives that would enhance the finished product, even in large-scale distribution. Creating a Lombard supply chain is therefore also necessary to guarantee consumers certified products “.
The projects financed with the 2020 and 2021 calls
Below, here is the detail of the projects financed with the 2020 and 2021 calls, divided by provinces.
Tremosine, 128.376,84 euros, construction of a game rest stop at the former Voltino dairy in the Municipality of Tremosine sul Garda;
Vezza d'Oglio, 62.000 euros, renovation works for the creation of a game processing center;
Binago, 127.000 euros, refurbishment of a building to train a game rest center and purchase of machinery and equipment;
Mountain Community Triangolo Lariano, 44.800 euros, purchase of a new cold room for carrying out the activities of the game processing center of the Lariana Peninsula Alpine Hunting District;
San Fermo della Battaglia, 88.645 euros, temporary parking deposit of the carcasses of wild boars killed within the management plan of the species 2019-2023;
Bellano, 107.360 euros, new construction of game processing centers and game stopping centers and purchase of machinery and equipment for carrying out the activities;
Lombard Park Authority of the Ticino Valley, 79.616 euros, project relating to new interventions in compliance with current health and safety regulations for the performance of the activities of the game rest centers in the territory of the Lombard Park of the Ticino Valley;
Fortunago, 130.000 euros, intervention for the construction of a game processing center and rest centers;
Regional Park of the Pineta di Appiano Gentile and Tradate, 49.410 euros, extension of the Park Park Pineta.
(Source Emanuele Vertemati - LOMBARDY REGION)
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