About us

Mercarne is one of the main meat processors of the Dominican Republic.


We are a model meat company, founded by our President, Mr. Jose O. Alvarez Payan, Industrial Engineer, with more than 30 years of experience in the meat business and descendant of a cattle breeder family of several generations. His father, the Spanish Veterinarian, Dr. Jose Manuel Alvarez, emigrated to the Dominican Republic in 1960, where he developed his passion for livestock and exercised his great vocation of service for the community, organizing and educating the livestock sector of the country in the use of artificial insemination, pregnancy check, stationary mounts, rotation of paddocks, organization of auctions and regional livestock fairs, among others. These contributions, along with his vocation for service, made him a national leader in the cattle breeder and livestock sector, he was well-liked in this sector.

Mr. Jose Manuel instilled in his children the love for the countryside, taking them since an early age to the farms and to many of the livestock activities he organized.

In 1978, the Alvarez family, founded a little slaughterhouse, called El Corral, S.A., for the sale of beef carcasses to the main supermarkets in the city of Santo Domingo, becoming one of the main site of that time.

Our president, Mr. Jose O. Alvarez, after graduating, ventured into different businesses, but in 2013, dedicated fully himself to the meat business, building a modern beef processing plant that meets all standards and international demands of the meat industry.

Since its founding, Mercarne has been continuously innovating in technology, infrastructure and process controls.

All this, combined with our founder's extensive knowledge of the market and continuous training of our human resources, this have made Mercarne the leader in the market and a national reference in the beef industry.


Provide our customers with a reliable and safe meat product with a personalized service that guarantees their satisfaction.


Be a world class meat plant.


  • INTEGRITY - Act with commitment, respect and transparency.

  • TRUST - Develop relationships based on credibility with our customers, employees, suppliers, community and government.

  • SERVICE - Passionately satisfy the expectations of our customers.

  • LOYALTY - Loyalty to our customers, employees and suppliers through a dignified, kind and respectful treatment.

  • EXCELLENCE - Continuously improve towards the perfection of the processes.