The livestock industry was started in Puerto Rico by Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, one of the captains of Christopher Columbus, who on the discovery journey noticed the absence of cattle on the island.
In 1510, when Juan Ponce de León, the first governor, arrived in Puerto Rico, he brought from Santo Domingo cattle and horses. According to José F. Molina Fernández in the book “The dairy industry in Puerto Rico”, that is the basis of Puerto Rican livestock. By 1920 begins the development of the modern dairy industry, with the increase in the importation and the planting of better quality of yerba for food.
Today, the dairy industry is the main agricultural sector in Puerto Rico, and farms across the island produce about 260 million quarts of milk a year. Of that amount, about 220 million quartiles are used in the sale of pasteurized milk and 40 million quartiles in sales of INDULAC milk and dairy products.
of Our Farmers
The daily routine of livestock keepers begins before sunrise, when milking and other farm work begins, and usually does not end until nightfall. Milking does not wait for holidays or holidays, and there are many sacrifices to perform this noble work. But although it is a life-style that carries many sacrifices, it is also a source of great satisfaction and happiness for ranchers and their families to bring this food of first necessity to the tables of Puerto Rican families.
One and a thousand times we feel proud of our livestock partners who inspires the growth of INDULAC!
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