El Salvador Opens Market to Nicaraguan Pork

Nicaragua pork producers obtained permissions to perform the first export of meat to El Salvador.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

After several years of trying to enter the international market, the Nicaraguan slaughterhouse Cacique has signed its first sale contract in El Salvador.

The contract initially involves sending a monthly container, but in the short-term this could double and be increase further still if other slaughterhouses are interested in selling their products in El Salvador.

"Antonio Sujo, General Manager of the slaughterhouse, said the importance of this first export is that it will generate a new export sector and foreign exchange for the country."

"It should impact the production of small and medium producers, because as we grow we need to go and buy more pigs," said Sujo. "

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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. 

Pig Producers Versus Slaughterhouses

September 2014

Pork producers in Costa Rica are complaining that they are trying to directly export pork to Asian markets, but slaughterhouses "only want the business for themselves."

Porcicultor industry entrepreneurs are trying to open new markets, especially in countries with which Costa Rica has signed trade agreements, but are complaining that slaughterhouses have rejected their applications for processing meat, sometimes citing lack of certifications and in other cases, because " ... 'What slaughterhouses want is customers and to keep paying low prices to producers"," said the Speaker of the Chamber of Pork Producers, Renato Alvarado to Elfinancierocr.com ."

Livestock: Chinese Slaughterhouse in Panama

November 2013

Negotiations have started for the sale of 300 cattle per week to supply the Chinese colonies established in the region.

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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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