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Animal Products Increased 1.6% in 2011

27 February 2012, at 6:41am

MEXICO - The production of livestock products (poultry, turkey, swine, cattle, sheep, goat) in Mexico grew 7.8 per cent, from 17,596,000 in 2006 to 18,972,000 tonnes in 2011, reported the Information Food and Fisheries Service (SIAP).

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) livestock production in the last decade has showed an annual growth rate of 1.9 per cent.

SAGARPA stressed that the carcases of sheep showed an annual increase of 4.8 per cent, poultry meat, 3.9 per cent, eggs, 2.9 per cent, and beef, 2.3 per cent.

SAGARPA indicated that during 2011 the production of food of animal origin obtained an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to last year. That is, about 300 thousand tons.

The poultry carcasses recorded an additional volume of 88,400 tons and eggs 75,600 tonnes.

December saw increased production of beef carcase and the amount of turkey meat increased by 12.8 per cent over the same month of 2010. In cattle, the increase was 4.5 per cent, 0.9 per cent in poultry and eggs grew by 3.4 per cent.

In domestic production by product, 47.2 per cent are poultry, 30.6 per cent bovine, 20.1 per cent are porcine, and the rest is made up of goats, sheep and turkey.

Nationally, the main body producing livestock products is Jalisco. Meanwhile, Veracruz is the main generator of beef carcasses.