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Pork Production Records Increase in Domestic Demand

22 November 2013

PARAGUAY - According to data provided by Paraguay's Official Animal Health and Quality Service (SENACSA), so far this year, pork exports registered a volume of 1967 tons which is valued at $5,600,000.

Paraguay's main destination for pork is Russia, but entrepreneurs are looking to expand exports to Brazilian and African markets.

Additionally, SENACSA and the private sector have joined forces to implement a national health plan, the goal being to certify the country as free of classical swine fever - a certificate awarded by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Dr Luis Goiburú, Deputy Minister of SENACSA, stressed that the goal is to export pork to the most demanding markets.

ThePigSite News Desk

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