El Salvador: Modernization of Pork Farms Pushed

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

Monday, June 22, 2009

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."

In an article in DiarioCoLatino, Federico Fernández, president of the Association, further states that, in El Salvador, the consumption of pork per person is the lowest in the world and that this is due to the "erroneous perceptions that exist about the consumption of the meat."

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El Salvador: $3.5 million to be invested in Slaughterhouse

December 2017

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

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. 

El Salvador to Build Pork Processing Plant

December 2011

The first two months of next year could see the beginning of construction work on a pork processing plant.

The plant, which already has several environmental permits, will be built in San Matías, in the department of La Libertad.

The president of the Association of Pork Producers of El Salvador, noted that they are working on the final designs and work could begin the next year and thus enhance the production of pork for export.

El Salvador Bans Entry of Guatemalan Pork

November 2011

The Salvadoran Ministry of Livestock has closed the borders to Guatemalan pork due to an outbreak of classical swine fever in that country.

The ban also applies to pork products and pork byproducts, said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in El Salvador.

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.

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