Pork sales drop 70% and producers lose investment

The suspension of attention in restaurants, greaves and other businesses due to the quarantine caused the demand for pork to fall 70% and many small producers have gone out of business and others are at risk of closing down. Lower demand caused the price of a kilo of live pork, from a range of $1.4 – $1.7 to $0.7, the cost of production is $1.2. The department’s Association of Swine Farmers produces 1,000 tons per month.

Source: Los Tiempos