Published On: Mon, Apr 9th, 2018

Queretaro among the top ten states in swine production

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According to information from the Regional Livestock Union of Querétaro (UGRQ) the state pig farmers produce 2,750 kilos of meat per female per year, what the statistics show, is that the state is placed within the first ten states of greater production of pork meat, only second to Jalisco.

The president of the UGRQ, Alejandro Ugalde Tinoco, said that regarding the consumption of pork, Queretaro is above the national average of 14.5 kilos per inhabitant per year;  it is reported that the consumption of pork meat in Queretaro ranges between 17 and 18 kilos per inhabitant per year.

“These last decade, Queretaro has had an impressive demographic explosion; the city went from 400 thousand inhabitants to almost two million today, so there has been greater demand for pork in the state.

“Some people have the impression that pigs are dirty, but it is important to note that this species has twice as many taste buds as the human being, which allows them to differentiate foods that are spoiled and they do not eat them.

Pork has been medically discussed much too often lately, and most doctors don’t recommend to eliminate it from the daily diet. ”

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(Photo: Pixabay)

The president of the UGRQ said that consumption of pork meat is now socially accepted, that the slaughter and cutting practices are made complying with the Federal Inspection Certification (TIF) and these quality processes, have a lot to do with the demystification of pork.

Querétaro is currently distributing pork to Chiapas, Sonora, Nuevo León, Jalisco.

“The pig industry has transofrmed our state, we have good genetics and the production levels speak for themselves; Queretaro is now a reference in this filed at national level”, said Alejandro Tinoco.

He also pointed out that Querétaro is the most integrated and technified state in the area of ​​pig farming, since it has the best semen bank nationwide, some say it is the best bank in all Latin America. It is located in the municipality of Cadereyta, featuring 276 stallions, for the benefit of up to 300 members of the UGRQ.

“This provides a great opportunity for all members of the UGRQ; a single stallion can cost up to one million pesos, a price most producers cannot afford. But today, with a 45 USD fee, farmers can obtain a dose to artificially inseminate a female, and this allows farmers the possibility to continue producing with high quality”.

The president of the Union explained that pig farmers are measured in number of bellies, in this sense in Queretaro has increased the number of inventory, 15 years ago in the state had 12,000 bellies, nowadays the livestock register reports that they have 43,000 bellies in the state.

Source: diariodequeretaro.com.mx



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