South Central Regional Directorate Depopulates Pig Farm23 July 2013
COSTA RICA - In June, the South Central Regional Bureau (DRCS) of the National Service for Animal Health (SENASA) depopulated a pig farm in the canton of Mora in the Picagres district. The move came after a long judicial process by reluctant producers to voluntarily depopulate.
Pig farm depopulation has become a necessary action due to failure to comply to various orders such as mishandling sanitary solid waste and wastewater, environmental pollution, the presence of odors and vectors (flies mainly) and the nearby health center and school in the Picagres community.
The operation involved a total of 14 officials of the South Central Regional, Metropolitan and SENASA headquarters, as well as the cooperation of the Armed Forces of the cantons of Puriscal and Mora.
The farm had a total of 102 pigs in all stages of production and in its place a processing plant is to be constructed.
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