2019 was a powerful year for the swine sector.
According to figures from the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), during the first 11 months of 2019, the pig industry registered the highest growth among all livestock and poultry production. 6.5% higher compared with the production of the same period last year, reaching 1.44 million tons.
In the specific case of November, 142,875 tons of pork were produced, which represented an increase of 7.6% over what was recorded in the same month of 2018. But it wasn’t only the record amount of pork produced. The market was also especially generous for producers across the country with good prices, about 80 cents/lb liveweight average.
On the other hand, Genesus wants to extend a very special greeting to the new president of the Mexican Pork Producers Confederation (CPM – Confederación de Porcicultores Mexicanos), Mrs. Marilú Ábrego, recognized swine producer for many years. She comes from a family that has contributed largely in a positive way to the production of animal protein in Mexico. Mrs. Ábrego has shown willingness to work with the Country Pork Producers Organization (Oporpa), to discuss, in the medium term, the creation of a single entity that groups all Mexican swine producers.