El Salvador: $4.3 Million for Cattle Health

The funds will go towards a General Health Directorate program to improve the health of the country's cattle herds.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The program will begin in the east of El Salvador where 225,000 kits will be distributed to detect, prevent and control diseases that affect production.

Another announcement from the country's Farming Ministry is the establishment of 20 centers for producing concentrate and forage cow feed, which will be located all over El Salvador and aim to reduce the cost of cattle feed.

In addition, 25 storage centers will be equipped with refrigeration tanks with capacity for 2,000 bottles and 15 with 5,000 bottle capacity tanks.

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Guatemala: Compulsory Registration of Cattle

November 2014

An announcement has been made that all animals born after 2015 must be registered so that, by 2020, the herd can be incorporated into the regional traceability system.

Cattle traceability was approved in March 2013 by the Central American countries and the Dominican Republic and aims to make known the "history" of all cattle, from birth to arrival at the slaughterhouse.

Data From Cattle Survey in Costa Rica

July 2013

There were 1,575,779 head of cattle on 45,780 ranches, an increase of 14.2% compared to the figures reported in 2011.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG):

In our country, the cattle herd is 1,575,779 head of cattle and there are 45,780 cattle farms, these are the results of a livestock survey, presented on Tuesday by Gloria Abraham, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and Leonardo Luconi , President of the Livestock Corporation (CORFOGA).

Nicaragua Requests Beef Certification

October 2011

The country is claiming to be free of the disease known as ‘Mad Cow Syndrome’.

Government representatives have asked the Animal Health Agency to grant the country a rating of "negligible risk" for the disease Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), known as ‘Mad Cow Disease’.

Panama Declared Free of "Mad Cow Disease"

June 2011

Only 15 countries in the world have achieved this recognition from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Panama is the sixth in America, along with Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

A press release from the Ministry of Agricultural Development of Panama states:

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