Mexico’s pig producers are calling on the government to cut bureaucracy and support them in the fight against disease.

At a recent meeting of the Mexican confederation of pig producers, the government was warned that when necessary resources do not reach producers in time, it is not only producers that suffer but the economy as a whole.

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There were also calls for region of Santa Ana to be recognized as free from foot and mouth disease and for financial aid to continue to the fight against Aujezky’s disease, which continue to limit exports.

Mexico currently produces 1.2 million tons of pig meat annually.