Cattle Slaughter Up 8% in Brazil Despite Northeast Drought

Posted on March 28, 2013 • Filed under: Agriculture, Brazil, Economy

On March 27, 2013, Cidade Verde reported that cattle slaughter continues to be on the rise in Brazil, in spite of a recent severe drought in the Northeast. IBGE released a study that found that farmers slaughtered 8% more cattle in 2012 than they did in 2011. The Northeast, however, saw a decrease in heads slaughtered, particularly in the states of Pernambuco (24.5%) and Ceará (11.5%). The slaughter of pigs, a practice done particularly in the South, also rose for the seventh straight year. Santa Catarina contributed nearly a quarter (24.8%) of the national total.  Read Article

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