Panama exports beef on the hoof to Honduras

Panama has sold more than 800 head of cattle so far under a scheme launched last year to boost stock-rearing in Honduras.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Panama's cattle industry is also soon expected to be exporting to Nicaragua once again.

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Panama: Live Cattle Export Increases

May 2012

Panamanian farmers plan to export 15,000 veal calves per year to Mexico and are preparing to send thousands of heads to Costa Rica.

Panamanian farmers will send about 15,000 calves for fattening to Mexico a year, and aim to confirm the export of between 7,000 and 8,000 head of cattle to Costa Rica, where they have already sent 360 cattle.

Export of Cattle to Mexico Promoted

September 2011

Authorities are negotiating better conditions for cattle entering Mexico from Central America.

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Ranchers Want the Dollar as Currency

October 2012

The Nicaraguan Livestock Federation wants the price of cattle sold to slaughterhouses to be set in dollars.

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Nicaraguan Cattlemen Continue to Export Live Cattle

April 2013

They warn that if domestic prices are not adjusted and there is no guarantee to maintain the value of the local currency, they will not sell their cattle to local slaughterhouses.

Alvaro Fiallos, president of the National Union of Farmers and Ranchers (UNAG), is demanding that slaughterhouses adjust the price which has been kept frozen since late May last year at $2.97 per kilo in hot weight, and that they recognize the maintenance of the value of the cordoba.

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