Beef consumption in Argentina at lowest level in history

Posted on October 19, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Argentina, Culture, Social Issues

Every Argentine currently consumes an average of about 53 kilos of beef a year, the lowest level on record in a country that has more head of cattle than people, according to official and private. In 2000, meat consumption per capita was 66 kilos and in 1958, the oldest official record of 98 kilos, according to the Institute for the Promotion of Beef Argentina.In the past two years, meat consumption dropped by 22 percent within a downtrend that comes before and is due to a “structural deficit” in the cattle production caused by government intervention, told Efe Miguel Schiariti, House of Meat Industry. Read Article

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