Nicaragua: Ranchers Want to Sell to Regional Slaughterhouses

They have not managed to reach an agreement with local slaughterhouses on the upward adjustment of sales prices of livestock.

Friday, November 22, 2013

They have asked the Nicaraguan government for approval to sell three thousand head of cattle to slaughterhouses in the region where better prices are paid.

This was announced by representatives from the Federation of Livestock Associations of Nicaragua (Faganic).

"Given that the local industry has been inflexible in meeting with us and reaching a solution to make a readjustment of the price per kilo of meat, we have asked the Agriculture Minister Ariel Bucardo, for authorization to sell to plants in Central America where we are paid better prices," said Salvador Castillo, president of Faganic.

Castillo hopes to achieve authorization "protected by the free market that exists in the region," noted an article in

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