Nicaragua: Agreement between Breeders and Industry

Producers and industrialists in the livestock sector have agreed to work together to reduce smuggling by optimizing controls on the movement of cattle.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The problem of cattle smuggling is an issue that has already been denounced on several occasions , and has now led to industry players coming together to make changes to processes and improve controls. The goal is to minimize smuggling so that industrialists have sufficient supply to give to slaughterhouse and producers get better yields.

The sector will work together, as reported Elnuevodiario.com.ni, saying "... representatives of the meat industry and livestock producers signed an agreement that made clear their commitment to work in a united and coordinated manner in search of stability for the sector in light of the various problems faced .... "

Raul Barrios, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Beef Exporters (Canicarne), confirms the partnership confirming they have "... taken a very significant step and are working towards the same horizon between livestock and the industrial side, and these coinciding points are a first step because we believe that we must all work hand in hand and this approach with industry will bring great benefits as a guild ... ".



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The commissioning of the plant belonging to the Mexican SuKarne has once again brought to the fore the problem of smuggling of live cattle both to Costa Rica and to Honduras.

An article in Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that "... Canicarne's executive director, Onel Perez, insisted that the problem of livestock [smuggling] not only affects meat processing plants, but will also have effects on employment in newly set up processing plants, the price of meat for consumers, and livestock taken as a whole. "

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