Lack of Cattle in Slaughterhouses In Nicaragua

Canicarne is demanding the repeal of the decree which establishes a fixed price of $250 for cattle weighing between 250 and 350 kilos, which favors the export of live cattle.

Monday, June 10, 2013

According to the Nicaraguan Chamber of Beef Exports (Canicarne), slaughterhouses are working at half capacity and demanding the repeal of the interministerial Mific-Magfor Decree 027-2007, believing that it encourages tax evasion in live cattle exports.

Laprensa.com.ni reports that "Canicarne believes that the decree has done its job which was to "encourage" investment from the Mexican group Sukarne and they think that because of the loss that the Government is generating it should be repealed."

"Here something's not right and if we allow it to continue there is no doubt that plants will close. There is no logic in favoring fiscally with billings and adulterated prices the export of live cattle," said Alfredo Marin, CEO of Matadero San Martín.

According to Juan Sebastian Chamorro, president of Canicarne, the four slaughterhouses in the country, will be working at 55% capacity. Farmers have opted to sell their cattle as livestock in search of better prices because slaughterhouses pay between $2.84 and $3.08 per kilo for fresh meat.



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