Slaugterhouse Closes Due to Shortage of Cattle

In Honduras shortages caused by cattle smuggling and uncontrolled exports to Guatemala and Mexico have forced the closure of a plant which in 2014 exported $37 million worth of meat products.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The company Carnes y Derivados SA de CV decided to stop operating the plant that operated in Catacamas, Olancho province, mainly due to the shortage of cattle which is affecting agribusinesses in the country. reports that "... The principal cause, according to the president of the National Association of Meat Packers (Anedec), Jorge Diaz, was the excessive sale of live cattle to traders in Guatemala and Mexico. "

The problem of livestock is much more complex than people think and should be analyzed from the standpoint of food security, added value, the uncontrolled movement of capital and the movement of drugs, believes Jorge Diaz. 'They started exporting, they stopped taking care of livestock production, which generates added value to the livestock economy' he said. The interviewee said that the main reason that cattle inventories have fallen is that there is no regulation for the export of livestock in the country. "

Market Intelligence

Everything about livestock exports in Honduras.

Top exporters - Quantities, amounts and prices.

more info

More on this topic

Nicaragua: Agreement between Breeders and Industry

June 2015

Producers and industrialists in the livestock sector have agreed to work together to reduce smuggling by optimizing controls on the movement of cattle.

The problem of cattle smuggling is an issue that has already been denounced on several occasions , and has now led to industry players coming together to make changes to processes and improve controls. The goal is to minimize smuggling so that industrialists have sufficient supply to give to slaughterhouse and producers get better yields.

Honduras: Shortage of Beef

February 2015

The government is looking for alternatives to resolve the conflict between producers and traders, which has generated shortages and led to a rise in prices.

In recent weeks the shortage of meat in the country has caused an increase in prices in the market, despite being one of the products in a list whose prices are controlled.

Lack of Cattle in Slaughterhouses In Nicaragua

June 2013

Canicarne is demanding the repeal of the decree which establishes a fixed price of $250 for cattle weighing between 250 and 350 kilos, which favors the export of live cattle.

According to the Nicaraguan Chamber of Beef Exports (Canicarne), slaughterhouses are working at half capacity and demanding the repeal of the interministerial Mific-Magfor Decree 027-2007, believing that it encourages tax evasion in live cattle exports.

Competitors in Supply of Meat to Guatemala

April 2013

In light of an announcement by the Guatemalan government that they are looking for more beef suppliers, Colombia is making preparations.

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food in Guatemala (MAGA) reported that it will be evaluating new suppliers in light of a possible meat shortage caused by an increase in prices in the country.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Agroindustry

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Gluten-free food business for sale

Operating Company dedicated to the manufacture of gluten-free and sugar-free products, OHNE brand.
The OHNE brand has 8 product lines: square bread, sweet...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Apr 18)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"