Consumption: A Switch from Beef to Chicken

In Honduras, consumers prefer chicken over beef, despite the fact that there is supply and prices have not changed.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

In an article in La Prensa, Honduras, the treasurer of the Association of Cattlegrowers of Sula, in Agas, Gilberto Moreno, said that "cattle in Honduras are doing badly" and that "there is no beef consumption; there is enough supply, but no demand. People are not buying it."

The official also made reference to the fact that the population has become accustomed to eating chicken.

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