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Goat and sheep breeders call on the Minister of Agriculture not to let the extension of the transition period be consumed by the usual tensions and endless confrontations

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<p>In the decision not to take any form of reaction for the time being to the new decree, dated July 8, 2024, on the minimum quotas of goat's and sheep's milk in the production of PDO halloumi, concluded, good faith , the Coordinating Committee of goat and sheep breeders.</p>
<p>“Despite the particular disappointment and surrounding pessimism in the goat and sheep farming sector, it was considered highly necessary to give one more opportunity to regain our trust in the Government and the Ministry of Agriculture”, the goat and sheep farmers state in a statement.</p>
<p>They also state that they will wait for a reasonable period of 6-7 weeks so that the Minister of Agriculture Maria Panagiotou can, as they add, “respond to her commitments concerning regular, strict and reliable administrative controls, ensuring a healthy and competitive market , and the immediate decisions of targeted measures to increase the production of goat and sheep milk and ensure the faithful implementation of the PDO Halloumi Regulation”.</p>
<p>“This decree will be implemented for one year and then we expect it to come into force new decree until 2029 with a percentage increase in the participation of goat and sheep milk for the preparation of halloumi by 5% per year”, they add.</p>
<p>The goat and sheep farmers call on the Minister of Agriculture not to let “the extension of the transitional period be consumed in the usual tensions and endless confrontations instead of courageous decisions and interventions aimed at absolute harmonization with the Legislation and the European Regulation for Halloumi PDO”. Limassol “O Pastor” LTD, O.P.A. Goat and Sheep Producers Group Ltd., Cyprus Goat and Sheep Breeders Association, ONAP Ltd., M – P.O.A.I. Ltd., Pafos (Tseligas) Goat and Sheep Breeders Group Ltd. and Akamas – Paphos (AP) Region Shepherds Group Ltd.</p>
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