Home   Ag Industry News

Pork consumption on the rise in Mexico

Pork consumption on the rise in Mexico
Mar 07, 2023
By Denise Faguy
Assistant Editor, North American Content,

Mexico will continue to be an excellent export market

By Denise Faguy

According to Risk Management Chief Commodity Expert, Moe Agostino, pork has been the fastest-growing meat in Mexico over the last five years.

Despite the fact that Mexico’s own pork production is expected to increase by 4.6%, based on current private sector investment in the country, “Mexico is expected to maintain a strong volume of import as to satisfy domestic demand,” says Agostino.

U.S. pork exports to Mexico ended 2022 very strongly, setting a volume record in December on the way to a record-breaking year.

Mexico, like many counties, is experiencing lower chicken and egg availability.  According to Agostino, this shortage should continue to support domestic hog prices and also allow for strong meat imports from the US and Canada.

Mexico’s domestic hog crop production should increase by +3.2% year over year, reaching 22.4 million head in 2023.

Mexican Hog Production

2023 Mexico pork imports should decrease by -2.7% to 1.24 MMT in 2023, from the 2022 estimate of 1.28 MMT, but that will be offset by domestic pork consumption – though the rising cost of pork is expected to slow that growth down.

Agostino says Mexico will continue to be an excellent export market for the US and Canadian hog industries.

Trending Video

Pigs Destroy Everything! Upgrading Our Pig Watering System

Video: Pigs Destroy Everything! Upgrading Our Pig Watering System

I'm beyond over the broken water dishes. It feels like we're replacing them every month or it's time to start upgrading our pig watering system.

In this one, we'll begin converting from an old bucket and dish method to a more automated approach with pig nipple waterers.

We'll walk you through our thoughts and plans on how we'll set this up off of a plastic drum, how we'll keep it secure, and even change our plans along the way when I realize there is a simpler and more effective way to get the job done.

We thank you for watching - please consider hitting that like and subscribe to stay tuned for updates on this project and all sorts of fun from our farm.

If you're new to the channel - check out some of our other videos as we cover anything from pigs to sheep to chickens and gardens all the way to processing and really anything that goes down on the farm!



Your email address will not be published