Mexico: Due to lack of support and drought, 25% of milk producers in Jalisco have disappeared in this six-year term, legislator

Cow Milk
Published Jan 26, 2024

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Jalisco, a significant milk-producing region in Mexico, has experienced a 25% drop in milk producers due to drought, budget constraints, and lack of subsidies and federal programs. This situation has left about 15-16 thousand ranchers, mostly small producers with less than 50 cows. Federal representative María del Refugio Camarena Jáuregui criticized the federal government for not supporting Jalisco's milk producers, who contribute 68.2% of the state's milk. She warns of a potential increase in Mexico's 30% milk deficit by 2024, which could lead to higher production costs and milk prices.
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Drought, lack of budget, subsidies and federal programs to encourage milk production have left Jalisco at a clear disadvantage, where, at least, 25 percent of the producers have disappeared in the current six-year term and the majority have been from the Altos region. This has resulted in between 15 and 16 thousand ranchers dedicated to milk production in the entity, where 10 percent are large producers, 35 percent are medium producers and 55 percent are small, with less than 50 cows. This was stated by federal representative María del Refugio Camarena Jáuregui (PRI) when presenting a point of agreement before the Permanent Commission to urge Segalmex and Liconsa to strengthen the purchase of milk in the northern and southern Altos of the state of Jalisco, due to the abandonment that producers have had by the federal government. The president of the Livestock Commission criticized the federal government for its “lack of commitment” towards milk producers in the northern and ...
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