Cattle slaughter barely grew in January but remains low compared to other years

The slaughtering of bovine and buffalo cattle began with better dynamics in 2023 compared to last year, although the improvement is not much. According to the Livestock Slaughter Survey (ESG) of the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), in the first 31 days of the year, 260,694 head of cattle and 2,875 of buffaloes were benefited, for a total of 263,569.

The first record had an increase of 1.5% compared to the first month of 2022, which represents 3,951 more heads than the 256,743 obtained a year ago. As for buffalo cattle, the growth is 27.2% compared to the 2,260 in January last year.

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