From 16 to November 20 companies in the livestock sector in the country will be gathering together in Managua to showcase their products in Fenagro and explore business opportunities.
The Nicaraguan National Farming Fair will be held at the headquarters of the Central American Livestock Exposition (Expica) northwest of Managua, and is expected to include the participation of 200 companies from Nicaragua and other countries in the region.
The event is open to technicians, livestock producers, and specialists and will be held from 16th to 17th of March in the Alfonso Nunez Training Center, in Boaco.
The National Cattlemen Association of Nicaragua (Conagan) extends its invitation to participate in the XI National Dairy Forum, to be held on 16th to 17th March in the Alfonso Nunez Training Center (Rancho Rojo) in Camoapa, Boaco.
Over 300 producers in the country and commercial houses who offer machinery will participate in the Hatofer 2014 Fair.
From 20 to 23 March the 2014 Hatofer Fair will be held the in Camoapa, Boaco Township. The event which is being organized by the Federation of Ranchers of Nicaragua will bring together over 300 producers in the country as well as commercial houses that sell agricultural machinery.
Beef cattle is mainly marketed in 17 auctions in which around one million head per year are sold.
Data from the National Animal Health Service (SENASA), indicates that almost 80% of all the cattle sold in Costa Rica is done so via livestockauctions, while the remaining 20% goes directly to packing plants.
Farmers are complaining of loss of profitability and lack of credit, and claim that the cattle herd has been reduced by 800,000 heads, threatening to change the country from a meat exporter to an importer.
"From a herd of about two million head, it has been reduced to an estimated 1.2 million head," which means a national decline of nearly 40% said Jorge Handal, president of the Agas (Cattlemen's and Farmer’s Association in Sula).
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