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The weight of cattle carcass accumulated in the first three months of year 2012 (1.681 million metric tons) was 3.9% below that recorded in the 4th quarter of 2011 and 2.4% above that recorded in the same period of 2011. The average weight of carcasses (232.9 kg/carcass unit) was
In the 1st quarter of
Slaughter of hogs and pigs decreased by 4.9% overt the Q4 2011
The weight of carcasses accumulated in the 1st quarter of 2012 (830.106 thousand metric tons) was 4.9% lower than that of the immediately previous quarter and 4.4% higher than that of the same period of
The South region accounted for 66.4% of the national slaughter of hogs and pigs, followed by the Southeast (16.7%), Central West (15.7%), Northeast (1.2%) and North (0.1%). All the Federation Units of the South, Southeast (except Espírito Santo) and Central West recorded increase of cattle head slaughtered in the comparison between first quarters in 2012 and 2011.
South Region leads slaughter of chickens with almost 60% of the national total
The weight of carcasses accumulated in the 1st quarter of 2012 (2.949 million metric tons) was 3.2 and 6.2% bigger than in the immediately previous quarter and in the 1st quarter of 2011, respectively. A total 416 informants took part in the survey. Roraima, Amapá, Maranhão and
From January to March 2012, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul represented 58.8% of the total slaughter, and were the three main Federation Units in the national ranking. The biggest absolute increases in relation to the same period in the previous year were recorded in Paraná, Mato Grosso, Rio Grande do Sul and Minas Gerais, which produced an increment of, respectively, 29.2, 10.5, 10.1 and 9.5 million carcasses of chicken.
Acquisition of milk: 4.4% more than in Q1 2011
The acquisition of milk, in quarter 1 2012, was 5.731 billion liters, with increase of 4.4% over the same period in 2011 and decrease of 2.9% compared with the 4th quarter of this same year. Minas Gerais represented 25.6% of the national total, followed by
The Northeast, Southeast and Central West Region recorded decreases of, respectively, 2.6%; 0.1% and 2.8%. In the Northeast, there was decrease in
Acquisition of milk remained on an upward trend compared with the same period of 2012, with significant increase especially in the months of February and March, of 6.3% in each one of them.
A total 2102 informants, from all over the national territory, except for Amapá, took part in the survey.
Acquisition of leather recorded increase throughout Q1 2012
Acquisition of leather remained on an upward trend throughout the 1st quarter of 2012. It was observed that only 26.9% of all the product acquired was received for rendering of tanning services. Most of the leather came from slaughterhouses (63.0%) and only 7.2% from intermediaries.
In terms of state results, the biggest acquisition of whole cattle leather pieces occurred
in Mato Grosso (18.4%),
Production of hen’s eggs increases by 8.2% over Q1 2011
In Q1 2012, the production of hen’s eggs, 671.176 million dozen eggs, represented increases of 8.2% and 1.4%, relative to the 1st and 4th quarters of 2011. There has been growing production throughout the series starting from the 1st quarter of 2006, except for the period which covers from the 3rd quarter of 2006 to the 1st one of 2007.
The biggest positive change in production took place in February (9.1%). In terms of number of chickens on the last day of the month, January recorded the biggest monthly change, and that result remained positive in all the months of the quarter.
All the Major Regions recorded significant increase of production of eggs, with the biggest positive change (16.6%) in the Central West (Mato Grosso recorded 27.0% of this increase). The state of
A total 1 552 informants distributed among all the Federation Units, except for Amapá,
June 27, 2012