El Salvador: $3.5 million to be invested in Slaughterhouse

The new pig slaughterhouse under construction in San Juan Opico, in La Libertad, will have the capacity to slaughter around 300 pigs per shift.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The slaughterhouse is a joint project by the Salvadoran Association of Producers and the US Embassy, which will contribute most of the funds. The slaughterhouse will have the capacity to slaughter about 300 animals per shift, with the possibility of working two shifts and doubling production. 

See also: "Central America Consumes More Pork Meat"

Laprensagrafica.com reports that "...The Department of Agriculture of the United States (USDA) will support the project through the financing of $2,053,887. USDA will provide the financing through the project "Equipment for the pork slaughterhouse for the improvement of the handling of innocuity and quality of pig meat in the department of La Libertad", according to information provided by the American embassy in a note published on its website."

"... The producers will contribute the rest of the funds. "We are going to have a real plant, a model, a pioneer, that will aid us, not only in the quality of the product that we are going to give to users in the country, but also for the exports that will grow in the coming years", said the vice president of the republic, Óscar Ortiz."

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El Salvador: Pork Slaughterhouse Project Advances

February 2011

Company Industrias de la Carne acquired an 18–block lot in the municipality of San Matías, La Libertad.

This initiative is a joint undertaking between Investment Corporation Corsain and the Association of Pig Farmers through a company created for this project called Industrias de la Carne (INCARSA).

El Salvador: $5 Million for Slaughterhouse

September 2009

It will be compliant with U.S. sanitary regulations, as no human will contact the pigs in any part of the process.

Located in Santa Ana, it will be capable of slaughtering 500 pigs a day.

Newspaper La Prensa Grafica reported that the Salvadoran Investment Corporation (Corsain), will finance 63% of the project, valuated at $5 million.

El Salvador: Modernization of Pork Farms Pushed

June 2009

The ASOPORC endeavors to modernize the majority of the 100,000 farms in the nation in order to improve meat quality.

According to studies by the Salvadorian Association of Pig Farms (ASOPORC), the hog produced in farms with modernized processes "is a muscular, more slender animal that produces fat free meat free with more nutritious qualities," and, therefore, the modernization of farms is viewed as a "goal for the pork market."

Salvadoran Pork Producers to Export to the US

March 2009

Nearly $5 million will be invested in two slaughterhouses which could export pork to the US later this year.

The slaughterhouse at the National School of Agriculture will receive an investment of $800,000 to comply with international health regulations. It will slaughter approximately 100 pigs daily and may start exporting in the last quarter of the year.

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