Nicaragua to Export 12k Tons of Beef to Russia

A Russian trade mission is in the country holding meetings with producers and getting to know the sanitary control systems.

Monday, August 16, 2010

"This will be the first time that we have had the opportunity to export beef to Russia, assuming Russian factories and companies agree," commented the head of the Nicaraguan Ministry of Forestry and Farming (Magfor), Ariel Bucardo.

Zara Tolstenkova, General Manager of the Russian meat importer Cárnica Kromexpo-N, indicated that the visit should mean that the supply of Nicaraguan beef to the Russian Federation can be made official".

Russian businesses have also expressed an interest in purchasing milk and dairy products.

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Up to December 2012 beef exports from Nicaragua generated $451.4 million in foreign exchange.

From a press release issued by the Vice President of the Government of Nicaragua:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAG), at the close of December 2012, reported the slaughter of 860,331 cattle and a production volume of boneless meat in pounds of 303.6 million, which is a decrease of 5.7% in the level of slaughter and 4.9% in meat production compared to the year 2011.

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Up to August exports totaled $277 million, and with current growth rates 2011 would close between $ 437 and $ 457 million.

The president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Industry for Beef Exports (Canicarne), Onel Perez, said that given these estimates, meat exports meat could overtake those of coffee and have first place in sales outside the country in 2011.

Nicaragua Looks to Facilitate Entry of Beef into Panama

August 2010

Authorities have agreed with their Panamanian counterparts to seek ways to make it easier for Nicaraguan meat to gain access to Panama's market.

Nicaraguan cattle farmers believe that the current auction system discriminates against them and fails to reflect market conditions.

Procedures delay entrance of Nicaraguan beef to Venezuela

February 2009

The increase in red tape at Venezuelan customs cause the meat market some $1.8 million in lost sales.

LA reports on its website: "Jose Daniel Nuñez, general manager of the Nuevo Carnic slaughterhouse, explained last night to LA PRENSA, that three weeks ago they started having problems getting out their containers of meat from Customs, sometimes the process takes 20 to 25 days, when previously it only took 1 to 5.

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