Mexican meat exporters are in the top ten of the world's beef exporters
Mexico is the sixth-largest beef producer in the world and the eighth-largest beef exporter, due to the fact that its products comply with quality and safety standards, thanks to the work of producers and the veterinary pharmaceutical industry, which positions it as an important player in the international market.
Within the framework of the National Livestock Day, Arturo Sepúlveda, Livestock Marketing Manager of MSD Animal Health in Mexico, points out that the livestock sector has a positive impact on the country's economy, due to the growing demand for meat foods in the world.
In figures this is reflected in a contribution of 5.1 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in 2019, for the meat processing sector, a number that exceeded the results reported by the food industry and the agricultural sector.
The livestock industry is distinguished by the hard work of producers engaged in the breeding, processing, and reproduction of swine, cattle, sheep, goats, and poultry to satisfy human consumption, as well as to offer the food of the highest quality to households around the world.
Mexico's annual per capita consumption of beef is 15.4 kilos per year, which goes hand in hand with the growth of the world's population and purchasing power.
However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), less than 30% of children, globally, have the diversified diet that is recommended daily; that is, 2 out of every 3 children do not receive the nutrients they need from foods of animal origin. Therefore, it is recommended that infants, from six months of age, consume foods of animal origin to meet their physical and mental development needs.
As a support for the livestock industry, MSD Animal Health in Mexico offers the widest variety of vaccines and veterinary pharmaceutical products, capable of preserving and improving the health, welfare, and performance of animals, resulting in greater well-being for people.
"We recognize the efforts of Zootechnical Veterinarians, livestock farmers, and producers who are dedicated to livestock activities, because thanks to them the growth, stability, and strengthening of the sector grows year after year," said the Livestock Marketing Manager of MSD Animal Health in Mexico.