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Revista de Producción Animal

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RIVADENEIRA GARCIA, Ramón T et al. Market Study of Meat Processing Industry in Manabí, Ecuador. Rev. prod. anim. [online]. 2017, vol.29, n.2, pp.25-31. ISSN 2224-7920.

A meat market study was conducted in Bolivar canton, as part of this research. The population included in the study (380 persons) was taken from the total number of inhabitants of the canton (37 262). A number of questions were made about the meat market system in the city of Calceta and other areas in Bolivar canton. Supply analysis made to several other similar products available in the area explained the behavior through time. Also included in the study were national meat processing plants that sell cured meat cuts and other meat products, in general. The chain study concluded that 96 % of meat consumers preferred fresh beef from butcheries and traditional markets, though with an increasing perception to consume safer cuts with less supermarket packing. They were also more prone to buy up to 1.8 kg/week of trademark fresh beef, sausages and smoked meat. It revealed a higher inclination to develop a local university industry offering standard processed and meat products, reducing health risks due to wrong production practices at the local slaughterhouse.

Keywords : production chain; bovine; pig; analysis; quality; consumer.

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