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Buffalo breeding, is a viable alternative to meet the demand for meat and milk in Mexico

Published Jun 28, 2022

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Producers of this ruminant highlighted that buffalo breeding encourages sustainable practices, is economically more accessible and the inputs and derivatives of this species have greater nutritional properties compared to those of cattle. As an alternative to the demand for meat and milk in the country, livestock producers seek to detonate buffalo breeding, whose meat is more economically accessible, and increase the buffalo herd in Mexico, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader).

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Producers of this ruminant highlighted that buffalo breeding encourages sustainable practices, is economically more accessible and the inputs and derivatives of this species have greater nutritional properties compared to those of cattle. As an alternative to the demand for meat and milk in the country, livestock producers seek to detonate buffalo breeding, whose meat is more economically accessible, and increase the buffalo herd in Mexico, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader). According to data from the Mexican Association of Buffalo Breeders (AMEXBU), there are currently more than 58,000 head of buffalo cattle in the country, with a presence in 29 of the 32 states. Buffalo meat contains less fat than beef: 40% less cholesterol, 55% or fewer calories, 11% more protein and 10% more minerals. In a statement, Sader indicated that the greatest growth of buffalo cattle has been registered in the Mexican southeast, in states such as Campeche, Chiapas, ...
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