Mexico stands for its infrastructure to improve livestock genetics

Mexico strengthens its growing livestock infrastructure analysis, which reached world-class levels, said the general coordinator of Livestock, Francisco Gurria Trevino. He said that this is achieved by incorporating modern and equipped laboratories where genetic materials are processed, such as semen and embryos, high quality and safety to improve and identify pure breeds for the benefit of producers and the end consumer. At the opening the fourth Gene Transfer Center (CTG) Swine Synergy, the official of the Ministry of Agriculture stated that in addition to improving livestock genetics consumed in Mexico, one of the purposes is to commercialize gene developed in the country that is widely recognized in the world.

He said the agency supports the efforts of producers, as in this case, with the fourth pig genetic center in the country. He also indicated that another goal is to achieve high production standards of value, such as making a female give birth between 32 and 34 piglets per year, as already happens in countries like the Netherlands, and that can be replicated on farms that have 800 or 900 bellies. The federal official emphasized that making the sector stronger is the effort of small and medium producers, concentrated in such projects because they involve a lot of coordination to combine both efficiency and effectiveness. Mexico reports that it is working on a high-level infrastructure to ensure that all pure breeds and species of high genetic value have the backing of a line of parenthood. The aim is to follow them and make a genomic analysis to determine which markers are favorable in the livestock sector. On the issue of import of pork, Gurria Trevino reported that he is already working with the Ministry of Economy, in the development of a standard that represents a regulatory reform on the entry of these products. President of the Board of CTG Synergy, Pedro Aceves Garcia, announced in turn that this center has an investment of 18 million pesos, of which four

million were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture for the purchase of equipment and software. Other 700,000 pesos by the National Institute of Social Economy (INAES), which were used in the purchase of stallions, and the remaining 13 million were channeled through the producers. Aceves highlights that together; the four CTG will produce 430,000 doses of high quality to provide control over the key factors that determine the performance of pigs.

Source: MéxicoXport