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Businessmen in the sector say that for the last two years the theft of livestock and illegal slaughtering of animals has been on the rise.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Representatives of the Federation of Livestock Associations of Nicaragua (Faganic) reported that another situation that affects them is the shortage of credit for producers.

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Solón Guerrero, vice-president of Faganic, told that "... at the level of the territories, the producers' manifestation is that there has been a fairly substantial increase in the number of cattle and clandestine farming, a product of the crisis and the increase in unemployment."

According to Alvaro Vargas, president of the union, "... illegal slaughtering is a new form of crime, where thieves enter the farm, slaughtering the cattle, taking the meat and leaving the bones in place."

According to CentralAmericaData reports, Nicaraguan exports of frozen and refrigerated beef amount to around $500 million per year, with the main destination markets being the U.S. and El Salvador.

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