Nicaraguan Livestock Sector Expects to Grow 10%

Producers and industry are hoping to reverse 2012's downward trend registered, which saw a drop of 8% in sales compared to 2011.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Total exports in 2012 were for $419 million, $21 million less than the $430 million in 2011. In terms of volume, according to data from the Center for Export Procedures (Cetrex) the decline was 8%.

The manager of the Nicaraguan National Cattlemen Committe (Conagan), Ronald Blandon said, "In 2011 there were historical slaughters, almost everything held in reserve was sent to slaughter and animals were sent that had not reached their ideal weight. In 2012 there was also significant amounts of slaughter but it did not match with those of the year before last. "

"Despite this, Blandon says the country has a high potential to further exploit its livestock and therefore is optimistic that this year will be better than the last.

However, the union representative demanded technical assistance from the government and credit to 'produce more'", reported Laprensa.com.ni.



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