Brazil slaughtered 14.07 million pigs in the second quarter of 2022, the highest number recorded in 25 years and a new record for the country since the measurement began in 1997, informed the Government.
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This is an increase of 7.2% compared to the same period in 2021 and an increase of 3.0% in the comparative with the first quarter of the yearaccording to data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
“Pork protein is a substitute for beef, whose consumption was reduced due to the increase in prices observed since 2020”, explained Bernardo Viscardisupervisor of livestock indicators of the entity, cited in a statement.
According to the expert, the reduction of pork exports it also boosted its consumption in Brazil.
it also boosted its consumption in Brazil.
Although beef costs increased, cattle slaughter in the South American giant they also grew in the second quarter of the year.
In total, 7.38 million head of cattle were slaughtered, which represents an increase of 3.5% compared to the same period last year and an increase of 5.7% compared to the first three months of the year.
The same did not happen with chicken meat, which with 1,500 million birds slaughtered in the second quarter registered a drop of 1.4%, in the year-on-year comparison, and a drop of 2.7% compared to the first quarter of 2022.
Brazil is one of the world’s largest meat exporters and according to government projections it will reach this year record volumes in its meat shipments chicken and beef.
Source: Blu Radio