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Mexico: Why has the price of meat gone up if there are more cattle

¿Por qué ha subido el precio de la carne si hay mayor cantidad de ganado?
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Dec 14, 2021
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Óscar Cubillos, head of the Office of Planning and Economic Research of Fedegán-FNG, questioned that every time the increase in the price of beef is reported, public opinion blames these increases on cattle ranchers, even though they do not they are price makers. “As the price of cattle has risen, the media replicate what the meat packing companies say, claiming that it is the fault of the exports.
Óscar Cubillos, head of Fedegán-FNG's Office of Economic Planning and Investigations, questioned that every time the increase in the price of beef is reported, public opinion blames these increases on cattle ranchers, even though they do not they are price makers. “As the price of cattle has risen, the media replicate what the meat packing companies say, claiming that it is the fault of the exports. But all products are rising, both beef and chicken, pork and eggs, and it is due to the economic recovery after the pandemic, "he said. The analyst noted that not only proteins have risen in cost, since in Bogotá the price of Creole potatoes increased 58% and that of mangoes, 79%, and inflation is general in all sectors. (Read: International meat prices will remain high and world trade, dynamic in 2022) Specifically in the livestock sector, slaughterhouses have warned that the price of livestock is high and that there is already a shortage of animals for slaughter. However, the picture ...
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