ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 6, Número 2. May-Ago 2009



The objective of this research was to determine the beef consumption patterns in the Papaloapan region, Veracruz, México, with the aim of understanding the characteristics of beef offer and those the consumers demand; also, to check whether there are market failures. Seven municipalities were selected, which together represent 38.8% of the total regional population and the largest regional cattle inventory (63.3%). A survey was designed and 286 semi-structured interviews were carried out with consumers, outside butcher’s shops and municipal markets. Measurements of central tendency and dispersion were calculated, and contingency tables were made. The frequency of consumption was one to three times per week. Most of the consumers (76.9%) ignore the origin, breed and type of cattle they are obtaining beef from. Out of consumers, 42% are willing to pay 5% of overprice if there is certification that the meat has quality and is innocuous. The amounts and frequencies of consumption are similar to those reported throughout Latin America.

Palabras clave: Commercialization, frequency of consumption, breed, type of meat.

Volumen 6, Número 2

Volumen 6, Número 2
May-Ago 2009


Said Infante Gil

Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde

Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
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