The production of livestock products (poultry, turkey, swine, cattle, sheep, goat) in Mexico grew by 7.8 percent, from 17 million tons 596 thousand in 2006 to 18,000,000 972 000 tons in 2011, the Food and Fisheries Information Service reported (SIAP).
According to the agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) livestock production in the last decade has showed an annual growth rate of 1.9 percent.
They indicated that during 2011 the production of food of animal origin increased by 1.6 percent compared to last year. That is, about 300 thousand tons.
National products in production are made up of 47.2% poultry, 30.6% cattle and 20.1% pigs; the rest is made up of goats, sheep and turkey.
Nationally, Jalisco is the main state producing livestock products. In 2011 they reached a volume of 3.9 million tons of food from beef, poultry, pork, as well as egg.
Thursday February 23, 2012/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.