Productivity in the livestock sector has seen a sustained growth over the last decade. Together with the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices, this growth has led to progress in sanitary matters and an improvement in health and safety conditions throughout the production chain.

Colombia offers livestock products such as bovine, chicken and swine meat with sizable export opportunities due to their superb superiority and strict food hygiene processes and safety standards.

Livestock Exports 2010-2013
US$ Millions FOB

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Business Opportunities

  • Bovine meat
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Pork meat

Competitive Factors

Swine and bovine meat

  • Animal protein products have grown in Colombia and health and safety conditions have greatly improved along the production chain.
  • In 2011 the principal swine production region in Colombia was declared free of common swine flu without vaccination, and the goal is to declare Colombia CSFfree in 2013.


  • Colombia's chicken production reached1.1 million tons with an estimated growth rate of 2.5% over the next five years.
  • Egg production has reached 10,500 million units with a projected growth of 3.5%.
  • The exportable offer represents 6,500 tons of chicken per month and 87.5 million units per month.