Due to the pandemic and expensive inputs, 10% of pig farms are closed, and 20% are working at half capacity

The pig farming sector in Santa Cruz continues to be hard hit by the economic crisis generated by the pandemic. Although its sales now reach 80%, there is no total recovery of the sector. In these months, 10% of the farms have been closed, and 20% of them reduced their production by half. The rise of soya prices, an essential input for the sector, has added to the effects of the quarantine.

Source: El Deber