Egg and poultry production in Mexico is above 5,350,000 tons per year, generating incomes of 112, 210 million pesos.
The National poultry industry is an activity of high social-economic impact since it generates more than 1.1 million employments and provides guarantee of food for Mexican families. Worldwide, Mexico is the main consumer of egg, the most accessible protein for the consumer.
Egg and poultry production in Mexico is estimated in more than 5,350,000 tons per year, generating incomes for 112,210 mx pesos, giving the country an important place as egg and poultry producer in the world.
For this reason, the National Poultry Producers Association [Unión Nacional de Avicultores or UNA, by its name and initials in Spanish] presented the SAGARPA Secretary Enrique Martinez y Martinez the program Avision-Aviculture: Strategic Sector of Mexico 2012-2024 [Avision-Avicultura: Sector Estrategico de México 2012-2024, by its name in Spanish], program that is aimed to increase the productivity of this industry at a rate of 6% every year.
The UNA President, Jaime Crivelli, indicated that in order to reach this goal of 6% growth, it is necessary to invest every year 700 million dollars (approximately 10% the value of the Gross Domestic Product) in infrastructure for production, processes in added value and research, as well as in marketing.
On the other hand, producers commented that after the Avian Influenza outbreak detected in the State of Jalisco in June, last year, the egg production has already reached practically the levels that had before the epidemiological incident.
The SAGARPA Office Holder agreed that is a priority to increase the productivity and competiveness of the Mexican field, while hand to hand with the producers, and indicated that he shall work in outlines for the financial aid to the agroalimentary industry, approaching the producers tools and supplies of quality at a lower prices, in order to increase the production levels, satisfy the internal demand and promote exports.
SENASICA Director, Enrique Sanchez Cruz, explained that currently internal health protocols are being worked on, and next negotiations with countries interested in buying Mexican poultry products will be established.
Mr. Sanchez Cruz exhorted the producers not to low their guard with immediate notification of any anomaly that may be detected in their farms and to apply the indicated doses of vaccines to their birds, as well as to maximize the biosecurity measures in their farms.
Finally, the producers expressed their commitment with humane health, the environmental sustainability, the modernization and development of food products with high added value, the productivity and reinforcement of health and safety, generating cutting edge sanitary protocols.