Friday, January 28

The field celebrated the easing of meat exports

Pino said that the measure “this is a step forward. And he added in statements to LN:” It will be possible to coexist perfectly between exports and domestic consumption. “” The problem in Argentina is not the price of meat, but inflation “he added.

For his part, the interim holder of Coninagro, Elbio Laucirica, also celebrated as a “great step” the measure of the national government to open meat exports for categories D, E and F to emerging markets, and evaluated that it will bring “predictability” and “confidence” to the sector .

“I think it was a great step. From now on we will ask that these promises made by the Government be guaranteed, “Laucirica said this morning in dialogue with radio AM750, regarding the commitment” not to close exports and not to increase their rights. “

In that sense, he added: “We have been demanding for a long time that there be a comprehensive policy in all this management, which provides predictability and generates confidence in the sector because this would allow much greater production, investment, employment and work.”

In the same way, according to the leader of Coninagro, with the provision “the effects on the price and on the table of the Argentines would be, to some extent, solved.”

For the ruralista leader, the effects on prices “are not solved by closing exports because closing them is more hunger for now and for tomorrow because there will surely be much less production”, and evaluated, in line with the Government, that the “integral solution the problem is to increase production “.

The Government temporarily closed meat exports for 30 days last May, after irregularities detected in various processes of shipments abroad and an increase in domestic prices that reached over 80% in the inter-annual comparison.

Subsequently, in mid-June, a new scheme was implemented that reopened exports with a quota of up to 50% of the average monthly volume exported in 2020 for each refrigerator, maintaining the prohibition for half beef, quarters with bones and the seven cuts that They are considered those with the highest domestic demand, which are roast, skirt, matambre, roast cover, square, shoulder and vacuum.

After the disposition, between July and October, the meat registered four consecutive months of decreases in prices, according to data from the Institute for the Promotion of Beef (Ipcva).

In October, the quota was made more flexible, allowing 140,000 category D and E cows to be exported (also known as “preserved cow”) to China, a country that absorbs 75.9% of the country’s total shipments.

Finally, yesterday the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Julián Domínguez, presented the GanAr livestock plan for the next two years, which, in addition to including the creation of credit lines to boost production at a subsidized rate of 7% for $ 100,000 million , contemplates the liberation of the export of meat from category D, E and F cows (canned and manufacturing cows for a total of almost 1.3 million head) as well as the shipment of bull meat.

However, the prohibition of shipments abroad of seven popular cuts is maintained, including roast, cover roast, vacuum, slaughter, skirt, shoulder and buttock; so that these continue to be marketed at affordable prices in the domestic market.

“It is a way to contribute to the table of the Argentines,” said Laucirica regarding the excepted cuts.

At the same time, Domínguez indicated that the inclusion of category C cow will be discussed once the current cattle stock is known, data that will be obtained in April 2022.

“The decision of President Alberto Fernández is to increase meat production, both to facilitate access to all Argentines and to generate predictability and trust throughout the chain,” said Domínguez during the meeting with the authorities of the Liaison Table to whom the plan was communicated to them.