Nicaragua Urgently Needs Traceability

The cattle farming sector requires a $40 million investment over five years in order to implement the national traceability program.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Nicaraguan cattle farming association (CONAGAN), the Association of Producers and Exporters (APEN) and the Chamber of Meat Producers (Canicarne) are collaborating on a search for a cheaper alternative to the program.

CONAGAN president, René Blandón, told that, "there are various proposals with the Ministry of Forestry and Farming (Magfor), one of which is to trace animals when they arrive for slaughter while in another it would be done when they are still on the farms. What is sought is an appropriate way to trace animals in Nicaragua, while acknowledging that we do not have many resources at our disposal".

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Livestock Traceability in Nicaragua

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In the coming months, 50 cattle farms will implement a cattle traceability system.

With an investment of $15,200 from the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN) and the Village Community Action (APAC) and contributions from producers, unique export codes will be managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAGFOR) and investment will be made in the acquisition of livestock identification tags.

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Only 10% of the nation's breeders have implemented the traceability system, due to lack of funding.

Traceability implies storing and retrieving records for each animal documenting any relevant events, from its birth to when its meat reaches the consumer.

The United States and the European Union will require traceability for any meat they import from 2010 onwards.

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