Opormex 2022 concludes successfully
Opormex 2022, one of the most important events in the Mexican swine industry, was held from May 4 to 7 and concluded successfully.
The National Congress of Pig Farmers of Mexico (Opormex) successfully finished its latest version, held from May 4 to 7, 2022, according to its organizers.
The Opormex 2022 Congress brought together protagonists from different sectors of swine farming such as veterinarians, businessmen, producers, farmers, teachers, researchers, journalists, and students. The event’s organizers estimated that 95% of the actors that constitute the Mexican swine sector participated in the event.
The event was held in a hybrid format, having mainly face-to-face events held in the Riviera Maya. In addition, there was online transmission through the Zoom platform for remote attendees. In this way, the event was able to bring together approximately 1,500 congress attendees who addressed a wide range of swine farming topics such as technology, animal health, farm equipment, nutrition, and genetics.
The conferences in their totality represented nearly 10 hours of activities where analysis and academic meetings were held, and spaces were created for the exchange of problems and solutions by the participants of the Mexican swine industry.
Opormex 2022, through its various activities, was also an opportunity for small and medium Mexican pork producers in terms of technical updating, networking, professional support, search for solutions, and economic projection.
Remarkable figures for Mexican pork farming
By 2021, Mexican pork exports accounted for 241,000 metric tons, which is why Opormex 2022 planned to continue increasing these figures and become Mexican producers a leading player in the international pork market.
It is estimated that pork farming in Mexico creates approximately 350 thousand direct jobs and almost 1.7 million indirect jobs thanks to its extensive production and commercial chain. Between 2016 and 2020, these jobs increased by 12%, generating an increase of people employed each year by close to 3%. Within Mexico’s pork industry, the leading states are Jalisco, Sonora, Puebla, and Veracruz, which generate 51.6% of jobs in the country’s entire pork industry.
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Mexico’s pork export figures have been favorable during 2022. The United States is one of the main importers of this product from Mexico, which has led to a 37% increase during the first months of the year. This figure represents the export of 14 thousand tons, surpassing Denmark as an exporter to North America. Other export destinations for Mexican pork products are mainly from the East, such as Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, and China; Mexico also exports pork products to Chile and Canada.