- At AMEG, they highlighted that this Mexican cattle behavior is due to the fact that the United States is experiencing a reduction in employment in slaughter plants, in total from all destinations, the United States imported 35% more meat than it did in January 2021.
Dignitaries Mexican Beef It reported that with 24,680 tons of beef shipped to the US through January 22, 2022, Our country has positioned itself as the main supplier of the mentioned foods, bypassing Canada.
The volume exported by Mexico refers to a 82% increase On what was recorded in the same period last year, which currently has a share of 27% in US purchases.
for this part, Canada, which is now in second place, has sold 23,028 tons. of beef to the said territory, reflecting an annual growth of 17%, accounting for 26% of imports.
Reducing employment, an incentive for the United States to increase its imports
Hector Garza Garza, president of the Mexican Association of Meat Producers (AMEG), commented to Reforma newspaper that the good performance in sales is due to the situation in the United States with Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the Omicron variant, which is depleting labor in processing and packaging plants.
In total, during this group of weeks, imports of this protein by the North American country amounted to 90,162 tons. 35% over the same period in the previous year.
Another country that had a significant growth in terms of its dynamism was Brazilwhich exceeded by a share of 11% New Zealand The fourth largest supplier to the United States, derived from an increase of 438% in this sense, reaching 10,260 tons.
According to information from the Department of Agriculture (USDA), it is ranked third in the ranking of beef exporters, with a 12% representation, by Australia, with 11,262 tons traded, however this reflects a 7% year-on-year decrease.
- Sonora: EXPOGAN has been suspended again due to the pandemic
The Regional Livestock Federation of Sonora announced that for the third year in a row, ExpoGan has been suspended, due to the rise in Covid-19 infections recorded in the entity.
- Queretaro: Livestock farmers received a subsidy of 15 million barrels per day.
The state government has provided resources of 15 million pesos to the Regional Livestock Federation of Queretaro in order to promote economic revitalization in this sector; In the organism they have provided support to the infrastructure for marketing cows, technology and rehabilitation of local associations.
- Spain: In 2021, 10% more meat was exported
The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture reported that over the past year, total exports of meat products outside the European Union amounted to 2.1 million tons, representing an annual increase of 10%.
- France: By law, restaurants must indicate the origin of their meat
The French government has decided that from March 1 this year, all cafeterias, restaurants and similar establishments in schools must indicate the origin of the meat served in their plates, in order to provide certainty to consumers.
- Australia: will invest more than 68 million barrels per day. In livestock tracking
Australian authorities have announced a new investment of $68.4 million, which will aim to improve their livestock tracking systems, in order to gain access to overseas markets considered excellent.
- Venezuela: Farmers will look to export to the Middle East this year
At the Assembly of Cattlemen of the state of Táchira, in Venezuela, they expressed that their goal for this year is to start exporting livestock to different regions of the Middle East, as a measure to alleviate their herds, because consumption at the local level is low.