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The Government seeks to increase meat production by 600,000 tons

Julian Dominguez. Photo: file.

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Julian Dominguezbegan this Tuesday a round of work with the provinces, within the framework of the Argentine Livestock Plan (Plan GanAr), whose objective is to increase the stock and slaughter weight and increase 600 thousand tons meat production by 2030, according to the rural portfolio.

The work day will continue in the coming weeks from the provinces and there a proposal will be designed, together with the agricultural entities, that identifies the provincial productive diversity and proposes a differentiated response to the needs of producers in each region of the country.

During the meeting, Domínguez stated that “we are working for the future of Argentine livestock.”

“This is a first step. It is an open proposal. We want it to provide a response to the situation in each province, to provide solutions to our producers based on what is needed in each territory,” he added.

In addition, he expressed that “we want to go for a greater and better production. For that we propose increase in slaughter weight and weaning rate. Increasing meat production by 600,000 tons by 2030 means producing 20% ​​more, something that has not happened in the last 50 years.”

Later, the minister stated that “the great challenge we have as a country is to have a comprehensive view of livestock. Today we have to lead that vision of development of Argentine livestock in a sustainable way.”

Domínguez was accompanied by the head of the Cabinet of Advisors Unit, Jorge Ruiz; and the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Matías Lestani.

On behalf of the provinces, the Minister of Agrarian Development of the Province of Buenos Aires, Javier Rodríguez; of Agriculture and Livestock of Córdoba, Sergio Busso; of Production, Tourism and Economic Development of Entre Ríos, Juan José Bahillo; of Current Production, Claudio Anselmo; and the Undersecretary of agrarian affairs of the province of La Pampa, Ricardo Baraldi. Representatives and technical teams from the Ministry of Production of Santa Fe were also present.

In addition, the head of the IPCVA, Juan José Grigera Naón, and remotely the coordinator of the Meat Table, Dardo Chiesa, were present. The Secretary General José Alberto Fantini and the Assistant Secretary General Carlos Edgardo Molinares also participated on behalf of the Union Federation of Meat Industry Personnel and its derivatives.

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