At HoCoTec we work continuously to generate value for the Colombian pork industry from several fronts, especially with our training method, achieving with this that the producers increase their productivity and thus increase the supply of pork to our market during the year 2017.
And it is precisely 2017 a year that closed with very favorable aspects for the Colombian pigs from different perspectives; In the first place, the consumption of pork continues to behave positively with annual growths and stands at 9.2 Kg per capita, which means that Colombians consume about 7% more pork than in 2016. ( See graphic 1).
In second place, the pig farmers’ finances close 2017 with positive figures, giving tranquility for the perspectives of the year that begins in relation to the money flows to make investments in genetics, infrastructure, technology or any other element that each producer considers necessary to increase your productivity, ensuring with this, to be closer and closer to the technical objectives that reduce the cost of production.
Expectations are optimistic for this 2018, as we still expect the growing trend of consumption of pork from Colombian households to continue. Another factor that may favor the condition of the price paid to the pig farmer during this year is the creation of the International Trading Company ‘Pork’ by PorkColombia with the support of all the associated pig farmers. This strategy of union consolidation will enable both the opening of new markets and the closing of negotiations in existing markets such as Peru and China.
This panorama is encouraging and positive for all the actors of the industry in the different links of the productive chain and will favor a sector that is occupying a very important line in the agricultural GDP of the country.
From HoCoTec we will continue working for the development of the pork sector in the country and strengthening the entire pig meat chain with our new business unit.
About the Author
Juan Felipe Giraldo is Veterinary Zootechnician of the University of Caldas and magister in Business Administration of the Javeriana University. He has 15 years of experience in swine production. He has held technical, commercial and managerial positions at a national and international level that allow him to have a broad vision of the pig business.