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Mexico to Advance Genetic Improvement of Livestock

23 March 2015

MEXICO – The productive potential of livestock in Mexico will be developed through genetics across all species, especially goats, using new technologies.

Representing Mexico’s agricultural ministry SAGARPA, the General Coordinator of Livestock Francisco Gurría Treviño said that agreements have been made with New Zealand, France, Spain and the US to acquire advanced technologies in animal identification and breeding.

Referring to the goat sector, Mr Gurría Treviño said that there have been significant advances, particularly in the areas of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas and Sinaloa.

He asserted that increasing demand for goat derived products has stimulated the economy of many regions.

Mexican goat farming is experiencing a prosperous period as it moves towards the modernisation of production systems and processes.

Mr Gurría Treviño said: "The producers have benefited from the expansion of this market; for example, 10 years ago there were only two brands of goat cheese and today there are 45."

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