The national government will announce this week the implementation of a plan with 10% discounts for the purchase of beef with debit cards in butcher shops that adhere to the initiative, official sources informed the Télam agency today.

This measure seeks to be a “relief for the consumer” in a context of rising prices of beef, and inflation that in January could have exceeded 6%.

Within this framework, the butcher shops that adhere to the initiative promoted by the Ministry of Economy “will have the benefit of paying only 10% of the corresponding rate of the self-employed regime”, which implies a 90% discount on the amount Of the same.

The sources also indicated that the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries is defining incentive measures to increase the supply of cattle, which could also be announced in the coming days.

On the other hand, consumers could receive refunds on their purchases of up to $1,000 per transaction. This could be a significant difference considering that the average price of consumer categories such as live steers went from $309 a kilo in the first operation in January to $418 last Friday, which implied a 35% rise. On the other hand, the jump for steers went from $312 to $433 per live kilo, a jump of 38%.