Pig Producers Versus Slaughterhouses

Pork producers in Costa Rica are complaining that they are trying to directly export pork to Asian markets, but slaughterhouses "only want the business for themselves."

Monday, September 8, 2014

Porcicultor industry entrepreneurs are trying to open new markets, especially in countries with which Costa Rica has signed trade agreements, but are complaining that slaughterhouses have rejected their applications for processing meat, sometimes citing lack of certifications and in other cases, because " ... 'What slaughterhouses want is customers and to keep paying low prices to producers"," said the Speaker of the Chamber of Pork Producers, Renato Alvarado to Elfinancierocr.com ."

See our Study on Pork Meat in Central America.

Elfinancierocr.com notes that "... Romulo Chaves, another pig farmer, had the opportunity two weeks ago to export to Russia, however because it depended on certification of the plant he had to pass up the opportunity. 'Slaughterhouses do not care about being certified because it is a business for them and it costs them money, they will only do if they are the ones who want to do business abroad. We are dependent on them.'"

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The government is preparing a registration system that requires pork producers to mark their pigs in order to combat smuggling through the use of phytosanitary and traceability controls.

The aim is to have the agreement in late January, which would start with 88 producers enrolled in the Association of Pork Producers of Guatemala (APOGUA), in order to have an animal traceability system, prevent the illegal entry of pigs and prevent arrival of illnesses from Mexico.

Costa Rica: Protection for Domestic Pork

April 2015

Imports of pork from Chile have grown and local pork producers are asking the government for actions to be taken to protect them from the competition.

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Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Pig Smuggling

February 2014

Warnings have been issued that a projected health license suspension for transport in border areas could encourage smuggling of pigs from Nicaragua.

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El Salvador: Pork Slaughterhouse Project Advances

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This initiative is a joint undertaking between Investment Corporation Corsain and the Association of Pig Farmers through a company created for this project called Industrias de la Carne (INCARSA).

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