Central Lechera Asturiana livestock quality and welfare guarantee
The LIVESTOCK GUARANTEE seal, through the “Agricultural Services Management and Farming Family Support” certificate issued by SGS, seeks to guarantee Central Lechera Asturiana SAT’s working methods as a result of its cooperative origin, as it is the farmers who own it.
Through these services, Central Lechera Asturiana SAT aims to promote milk production of the highest quality and optimal livestock health, supporting farmers to achieve sustainable profitability of their farm, contributing to caring for environment and, of course, their quality of life as farmers.
These programmes, services and measures have different features and are aimed at strengthening livestock activities financially, taking care of farmers’ social needs, the welfare of the animals and protecting the environment, thus guaranteeing their future. In short, the programmes cover the different aspects of farming activity and contribute to farming families’ sustainability.
The continuity of livestock farms also helps economic activity to flourish in rural environments, avoiding the emigration of young people and therefore progressive depopulation, as these are the people who care for the environment in their daily work.
Central Lechera Asturiana's presentation to the media for the seal
Sustainability and farmers' quality of life
Purchase guarantee and price at origin
Central Lechera Asturiana is committed to collecting all milk production from its partner farmers, paying them the highest average price compared to the Spanish average price.
Partner farmers have free collective insurance, which means more help in their activities by reducing the costs of their livestock farms.
The Livestock Farm Management Board provides support to farmers with business and decision-making advice.
Scholarships for children
All partner farmers can obtain scholarships for their children’s studies, providing financial support and helping to professionalise livestock farms by applying the acquired knowledge.
Because of the daily work and effort involved in farming activity, Central Lechera Asturiana SAT offers farmers this substitute service so that they can rest or cover unforeseen events and thus ensure a healthy work/life balance.
Dividend distribution among partner farmers
Central Lechera Asturiana SAT distributes the company’s profits among partner farmers in a manner proportional to the shares they hold, helping them to maintain sustainable farming operations.
Livestock care and milk quality control
Offering farmers personalised advice on livestock nutrition.
Livestock Health Defence Programme
A service provided to farmers to implement a health programme aimed at fighting the diseases provided for within the legislation so that they become the highest defenders of the herd.
Aimed at ensuring animal welfare. Central Lechera Asturiana SAT offers this preventive service to care for the animals’ hooves, also preventing the spread of disease.
Reproductive control programme
Veterinarian control of the cattle’s reproduction and fertility when requested by the farmer.
Milk quality control programme
Aimed at improving milk quality parameters through reviews of facilities and equipment and analysing the milk produced on farms.
Central Lechera Asturiana manages their purchase, transferring them free of charge to livestock partners, along with a free maintenance and repair service.
Environmental protection and caring for nature
Energy consumption optimisation and savings
This service offers advice to farmers about reducing electricity consumption in their farming operations, with the consequent energy savings and reduced environmental impact.
Collection route optimisation
With the aim of reducing pollution and its impact on the environment, Central Lechera Asturiana works to optimise collection routes in order to collect the maximum volume of milk by taking the shortest possible route.
What are the objectives of the Livestock Guarantee seal?
To offer support to partners so that they have information to help them improve milk production.
To help them produce milk of the highest quality at the lowest cost, but with optimal health.
To support them to achieve maximum profitability of their farming operations and to support them over time, through information and advice that helps them make business decisions.
To contribute to animal welfare through the fight against disease, good nutrition, reproductive control, etc.