Cattle Herd Falls 4% in 2019

At the end of last year, the number of cattle in Panama reached 1.49 million, 3.8% less than in 2018.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The General Comptroller of the Republic reported that between 2018 and 2019 the number of cattle decreased by 59,700, from 1,556,900 to 1,497,200, a decrease that is largely explained by the fall recorded in the province of Veraguas.

The report states that in the province of Veraguas the herd fell by 8%, from 252,400 to 232,100. In the case of Los Santos the decrease was 4%, in Cocle the variation was -3% and in Panama the decrease amounted to 7%.

Colon was the province that registered the largest increase in its herd, going from 67,800 to 74,800, which is equivalent to a variation of 10%. Herrera was another region that reported a positive variation, in this case it was 2%.

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