Mazatlan Ranchers “fight” to be able to export to the United States

In May or at the beginning of June, specialized veterinarians will come to Sinaloa to know if sanitary status is approved or not, revealed the president of the Local Livestock Association of Mazatlan.

Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- With the purpose of exporting bovine cattle to the United States market, through the State Government, the health and traceability of the livestock sector is strongly promoted in order to approve the sanitary status and increase the price of the calf. Felipe Velarde Sandoval.

The president of the Local Livestock Association of Mazatlan revealed that in May or at the beginning of June, specialized veterinarians will come to Sinaloa to know if sanitary status is approved or not, that is, cattle are free of diseases such as; tuberculosis or brucellosis.

“A review of the United States is coming to us in May, and we are committed to doing 150,000 tests on animals and showing them the results; from there, they will determine if they approve the sanitary status and that would allow us to export cattle, “he said.

The farmer said that today they can only sell in the local market and that has generated a price penalty, but as soon as it begins to export to the United States, the outlook for the sector will change drastically, in favor of all producers.

“If we raise the sanitary status we can export live cattle, send trucks, livestock trains there and obviously the price increases, then. The first month that the export opens the calf is shot, the calf has already been more than sixty pesos, 60 or 65 pesos, and now it costs 42 to 45 pesos, “he said.

Salarval Velarde said that the sector is in full “struggle” to improve health status and even among farmers has created more awareness that you have to vaccinate animals, review and test them for tuberculosis, brucellosis and aretear calves as soon as they are born because with all that the cattle are worth more.

Source: Linea Directa

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