Panama: Pig Slaughter Falls 10%

Between January and November of this year, pig producers slaughtered 486,500 pigs, 10% less than reported for the same period in 2018.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Figures from the latest report by the General Comptroller of the Republic detail that the slaughter of pigs in Panama has been registering a downward trend towards the closure of each year since 2017.

Producer Eric Velazquez, who is part of the National Association of Pig Farmers (Anapor), told Laestrella.com.pa that "... 'this year (2019) was difficult at first, the situation improved in the middle of the year, and the situation was so strong that many colleagues left the activity; however, everything changed at the end, because those of us who are still standing are reaping the investment."

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