Livestock Industry in Mexico

Mexico is worldwide recognized for being a livestock country, it counts with large territorial areas where one of the principal developed activities is the cattle, swine, sheep, goat, and poultry farming. Mexico is among the principal beef producers and exporters internationally, with an annual production of about 2 million tons. 

What is livestock farming? 

Livestock farming is a primary sector activity that consists of the management and breeding of domestic animals for the purpose of exporting meat and trading meat products. This is a very ancient practice and it is part of the basic economy of several countries. 

This activity not only provides meat products but also dairy products like cheese, cream, butter, and milk, food that are also consumed in large quantities in Mexico. 

Importance of Livestock

All farmers in Mexico know that the livestock industry is a fundamental sector for the development of the country. It is existent in all the national territory and represents more than 10% of the active economic population, with 2 million 700 thousand employed people, approximately. 

Livestock farming is fundamental for its goods and services like the product diversity of meat, eggs, milk, and cheese, and the animal use for plowing or load transport. Livestock is a highly important component in global agriculture. It is possible that the global population grows thanks to the livestock industry expansions, which has an impact on other economic areas. 

World Livestock Trade

Countries like Russia, United States, Argentina, and Brazil, territorial giants, have strong beef industries of high export. 

Livestock in Mexico nowadays is concentrated in cattle (oxen, bulls, and cows) and poultry, getting Mexico the seventh exporter worldwide in animal protein. 

The states with major increments in the bovine sell to the United States were Chihuahua, with 483,580 heads of cattle, next is Sonora that commercialized 313,641; Durango with 176,561; Tamaulipas with 159,013; Coahuila 71,874 and Nuevo Leon, whose farmers exported 31,174 calves. 

Exporting States: 

  • Baja California
  • Campeche
  • Chiapas
  • Chihuahua                                                    
  • Coahuila
  • Colima
  • Durango
  • Guanajuato
  • Guerrero
  • Jalisco
  • Nayarit
  • Nuevo Leon
  • Puebla
  • San Luis Potosí
  • Sinaloa
  • Sonora
  • Tabasco
  • Tamaulipas
  • Veracruz
  • Yucatán
  • Zacatecas

NCH International Trade Services as livestock export agent. 

In NCH International Trade Services we expand the opportunities of the livestock industry, keeping the cattle exportation market open to the United States, with the necessary procedures, protocols, and requirements in customs procedures to become your border marketing ally; nationally and internationally. 

The livestock sector maintains constant growth and our services will cover all of your necessities to optimize time and costs. 

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