The National Animal Health Service (SENASA), pertaining to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica, has started the registration and updating of the pig farms (subsistence/backyard, small, medium and large) in the country.
This registration is part of the implementation of the Swine Mobilisation and Traceability Control System.
According to what Mr. Bernardo Jaén (General Director of the SENASA) announced, “these actions are part of the information that our country must have in order to be internationally recognised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) as a country “free from classical swine fever”.
According to the 2014 Agriculture and Livestock register, there are 14,335 farms with pigs in the country, with an approximate population of 400,000 pigs.
Friday, 6 January 2017/ SENASA/ Costa Rica.