Southern Connections is also actively consulting and managing cattle farms in Honduras, Central America. Current properties under management are located in the southern part of the country around the town of Choluteca.
The area is attractive for beef production and agriculture mainly due to its high average annual precipitation of around 2500 mm of rain and favorable climate overall. The highest rainfall are mainly from May to November, but occasional rains are experienced within December and April as well.
Central American countries mainly produce beef for domestic markets, even though some countries also export to neighboring nations, especially to Mexico and the U.S.
The Honduran government is busy creating new export markets, for example the U.S. is selling breeding bulls for livestock production to Honduras, in exchange for the offspring of certain animals to be imported for their specific market demands.
Honduras is one of the very few countries officially declared “free of foot and mouth disease without precure” by the WHO.
All different types of livestock production are used including sales of weaner calves, complete cycle from birth up to finishing, and intensive production in feedlots.
Cattle breeds used for beef production are mainly of Brahman genetics due to their resistance to flooding and high temperatures and are often crossbred with European breeds for faster growth.