Nicaragua: Battle Revived Between Farmers and Slaughterhouses

Milk and meat producers have reported discrepancies between the prices paid by slaughterhouses and international market prices.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Federation of Livestock in Nicaragua (Faganic), the National Union of Agricultural Producers in Nicaragua (UPANIC), and the Nicaraguan Chamber of the Milk Sector (CANISLAC) have reported that four slaughterhouses are distorting the local market by allegedly paying prices that are lower than international prices.

Alvaro Vargas, president of Faganic said that "... based on an analysis made with official data it has been shown that the price policy of slaughterhouses is not only damaging the economy of farmers but also consumers, as they are not benefiting from low prices internationally."

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