------------------------ Export of alfalfa bales -------------- Aragon, Spain Kingdom.
One of the agricultural products that Spain exports a lot is bales of alfalfa.
The link has a table, with the main countries. Link: http://rica.chil.me/post/las-exportacio ... ata-264053
The region of Aragon in Spain stands out as a producing area.
April's (2019) export statistics, offered by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and collected by the Spanish Association of Dehydrated Alfalfa Producers, put dehydrated alfalfa exports at 60,117 tonnes exported.
--- EUROPE ------ April's (2019).
NATION ............. TON.
Eire/Ireland ....... 4.969
France ............. 4.726
Portugal .......... 2.115
Italy .................. 201
Netherlands .......... 47
We can see from the table data that it is possible to build many flows for the DLC Iberia, with the export of alfalfa, which is then used in European livestock.
There may then be very significant flows (in which we do not yet have a map of Ireland) transporting to: France, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy.
This using the trucks and trailers on ETS2.
------- MIDLE EAST ------- April's (2019).
NATION ........... TON.
U.A.E ........... 18.573
Libano ........... 2.573
Jordan ........... 1.937
Arabia Saudí .... 1.912
Qatar ............. 1.421
Bahrein .............. 49
We can see from this table that the Middle East, is one of the main regions of the planet, for the destination of the load of alfalfa.
This means that it would be very interesting for the loads of bales of alfalfa to be able to leave the Spanish ports.
Therefore we players would do in the game Euro Truck 2, map IBERIA. the transport from the farms they produce, to the ports.
This organization, in the future, will allow these cargo flows (bales of alfalfa) to be loaded in the ports of Arab countries in the Middle East.
Then we players, when there is Asia Truck Simulator, we will deliver these loads of alfalfa bale to the farms in these countries in the region.
--- NORTH AFRICA -- April's (2019).
NATION ........ TON.
Tunisia ....... 2.088
Morocco ....... 268
Algeria ........ 189
The countries of North Africa, or so we will call the neighbors of the European region of Iberia, import bales of alfalfa. I cannot make any statement as to the fate of the alfalfa bales until I reach these countries in North Africa.
Perhaps these burdens arrive via traditional truck trips, and therefore truckers would use the Ferry network that connects Spain with these countries in North Africa.
Another possibility is that these bales of alfalfa only arrive at Spanish ports, being exported by ships. I couldn't answer.
As a suggestion for a load insertion game - bales of alfalfa in the ETS2 game, for the Iberian map, international cargo transport links with these countries would already be structured for the future (when there is the Africa Truck Simulator or any complementary dlcs to ETS2).
------- ASIA -------- April's (2019)
NATION ........ TON.
China ........... 4.282
South Korea ... 1.755
Japan ........ 1.336
Taiwan .......... 105
Spanish bales of alfalfa feed animals in countries in the far east of Asia.
So we already know that with the Asia Truck Simulator in the future, we could expect to transport the bales of alfalfa from the ports to the farms, and the stores of agricultural materials (or distribution centers).
The logistics of dehydrated alfalfa (Aragon region, Spain):
Each container has approximately 30 bales totaling 23 thousand kg.
The logistics of dehydrated alfalfa in Spain starts in rural areas of small towns like San Juan Mozzarifar.
Cooperatives such as the cooperative, "San Lamberto" produce with their associated farmers part of the alfalfa crop, which is intended both for Spanish farmers, farmers in other countries in Europe, and also for farmers in foreign countries mentioned prominently in the Arab and African countries. far east in Asia, are major importers.
The dehydration process of alfalfa generates bales, in a very fast process of 20 minutes, in a machine called "dehydrator", at the end of this process this machine generates bales that are quickly loaded into containers.
Truck drivers drive trucks that haul transport trucks for containers, bound for the city of Zaragoza, in the Aragon region, specifically at the TMZ terminal.
At the TMZ terminal, these containers are unloaded, stored to wait for the formation of large multi-cargo railway trains.
These freight trains depart from TMZ bound for the Port of Barcelona, which were then exported to the buying countries of Spanish Alfalfa.
TMZ in Zaragoza has an area of 10,000 m², operates an average of 300 thousand tons of dehydrated alfalfa, through its terminals bound for the port of Barcelona.
The traditional period of alfalfa harvest in Spain, region of Aragon, Valley of the River Ebro, occurs between the months of; June - September.
The development of the agricultural sector in the region today, the period of commercialization and logistics of the product is extended to the months of October - December, in each year as being the great cycle of movement of trucks, trains.
The logistical flow of dehydrated alfalfa occurs in all other periods of the year, this period from June to December, is the period of greatest activity in the production chain, which generates 4 thousand direct jobs, and hundreds of thousands of other jobs indirectly, contributing to settling Spanish farmers in the country's own territory, thus avoiding the phenomenon of rural exodus.
The Aragon region produces approximately 900 thousand tons of alfalfa per harvest, with 300 thousand hectares of irrigated area in the Ebro River Valley.
The biggest customers for the purchase of Spanish dehydrated alfalfa are: United Arab Emirates as the annual demand of approximately 600 thousand tons, and China has demand with 66 thousand tons.
------- farms and companies producing dehydrated alfalfa bales ------
Liverco. Region: Navarra.
Localization map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Liver ... -1.4617731
Inamosa. Region: Aragon.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Inamo ... -0.2663779
Profopal. Region: Castilla-Leon.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Profo ... -4.7123935
Barcilés Forrajes S.L. Region: Castilla-La Mancha.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barci ... d-3.799004
Agroquivir. Region: Andalusia.
Localization map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Agroq ... -5.8946848