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Mexican Egg Supply is Guaranteed for the Second Half of 2012

18 July 2012, at 10:15am

MEXICO - The Mexican egg supply for the domestic market is guaranteed for the second half of the year, despite the state of alert over the outbreak of H7N3 avian influenza affecting municipalities Acatic Tepatitlán and in the state of Jalisco, said Sergio Chavez Gonzalez, CEO of the National Union of Poultry Farmers.

The leader explained that the outbreak has not jeopardised the domestic supply so for the second half of 2012 the Mexican poultry producers have the capacity to reach production levels seen last year and even achieve a growth of 1.5 per cent with 2,576,000 tons of egg.

"It is important to note that Jalisco, the leading producer of all the Republic, has 125 municipalities, only two of them, and Acatic Tepatitlán are under the national system for animal health emergency over the outbreak so the egg production 100 per cent standards compliant with health standards and quality," said Chavez Gonzalez.

The main egg producing states of Mexico are: Jalisco, 55 per cent, Puebla, 17 per cent, Sonora, eight per cent, Coahuila and Durango (Laguna region) five per cent, Yucatan, four per cent, Guanajuato, three per cent, New York, two per cent, Sinaloa, two per cent and the remaining states of the country the remaining four per cent.

"The egg is one of the main foods in the diet of Mexican families and hence our commitment to supply throughout the country. We have the capacity to keep inventories at optimum levels marketers that allow consumers to find fresh egg in establishments where usually buy it," said Sergio Chavez.

According to analysis, from 1994 to 2011 the egg production in Mexico grew at an annual rate of 3.3 per cent. At the end of last year, egg production grew by 2.53 per cent.

"We insist that there is no risk for Mexican families to consume eggs so they can buy with confidence in convenience stores, local markets or specialised" invited the CEO of the UNA.

In Mexico, per capita consumption of Mexicans grew 34 per cent in the last 17 years to settle at 22.4 kilograms per year. According to projections, by 2012 this level will increase to 22.5 kilograms.

"The Mexican poultry companies will respond to market demand as as they have done in recent years, with egg production of high quality, fresh and cheaply," he said.

Since it became a health alert for avian influenza type A, subtype H7N3, UNA has maintained a permanent coordination with the SAGARPA and the Ministry of Economy in the prompt attention of this situation, so this dynamic will continue until the lifting of the national system for animal health emergency.

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