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Cattle slaughter reaches 8.5 million head and hits historical record in Q2 2013

Cattle slaughter in Brazil hit a new historical record in the second quarter of 2013 (8.5 million slaughtered head), registering increases of 5.3% over the previous quarter and of 11.7% over the second quarter of 2012. The production of bovine carcasses also hit a new record (2.0 million metric tons), recording increases of 6.1% over the previous quarter and of 11.7% over the second quarter of 2012.

The slaughter of chickens (1.4 billion head) posted an increase of 8.3% over the previous quarter and of 13.2% over the second quarter of 2012. As to the slaughter of hogs and pigs (8.9 million head), it increased 0.7% in relation to the first quarter of 2013 and 1.6% against the same quarter of 2012.

The purchase of raw milk was of 5.3 billion liters, an increase of 2.0% over the second quarter of 2012 and a drop of 6.0% in relation to the first quarter of 2013.

In the second quarter of 2013, 9.7 million of rawhides were purchased, an increase of 8.5% over the second quarter of 2012 and of 6.6% over the first quarter.

The production of hen eggs was of 682.0 million dozens, an increase of 1.3% over the second quarter of 2012 and of 2.4% over the first quarter.

This and more information is available in the results of the Quarterly Surveys of Animal Slaughter and Production of Milk, Leather and Eggs.   The complete publication can be accessed on page http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/estatistica/indicadores/agropecuaria/producaoagropecuaria/default.shtm

Cattle slaughter hits new historical record in the second quarter

8.5 million cattle head were slaughtered in the second quarter of 2013, registering an increase of 5.3% over the previous quarter and of 11.7% over the second quarter of 2012. The quantity of cattle slaughtered in the second quarter of 2013 hit a historical record. The previous record was reached in the fourth quarter of 2012, when it recorded 8.2 million slaughtered head.

By increasing 6.1% over the previous quarter and 11.7% over the second quarter of 2012, the cumulative weight of carcasses in the second quarter of 2013 (2.0 million metric tons) also hit a record.

Comparing the second quarter of 2013 with the same period last year, all the Major Regions posted an increase in the quantity of cattle slaughtered: 17.0% in the Southeast; 14.0% in the Central-West; 10.0% in the North; 6.2% in the Northeast; and 2.3% in the South. The performance of the bovine livestock in the second quarter of 2013 over the same period a year ago was leveraged by the increase in the slaughter of cattle in 20 out of the 27 Federation Units. The highlights were the states of Mato Grosso (16.3%), Goiás (26.3%) and Minas Gerais (29.6%). In the ranking of cattle slaughter, the states of the Central-West Region stood out. The states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás ranked in the first three positions.

Chickens slaughter grows 13.2%% over Q2 2012

1.4 billion head of chickens were slaughtered in the second quarter of 2013. It represented an increase of 8.3% in relation to the previous quarter and of 13.2% over the same period in 2012, establishing a new record level in the time series. The cumulative weight of the carcasses was 3.2 million metric tons, representing an increase of 10.9% over the previous quarter and of 10.6% against the second quarter of 2012.

Compared with the same quarter in 2012, the South Region increased its overall participation, from 57.8% to 61.5%, in the second quarter of 2013. Paraná registered an increase of 10.3% in the slaughtering volume, remaining as the leader in the Brazilian ranking. The Southeast was the second most important region in terms of slaughtering volume and its participation was reduced from 22.8% to 19.6%. Among the 11 first states in the ranking, São Paulo was the only one to reduce the volume of slaughtered chickens: 11.4% less than the slaughtering volume in the second quarter of 2012.

Hogs and pigs slaughter increases 1.6% over Q2 2012

8.9 million head of hogs and pigs were slaughtered in the second quarter of 2013, representing an increase of 0.7% in relation to the previous quarter and of 1.6% over the same period in 2012. From 2008 onwards, the time series of the quarterly slaughtering of hogs and pigs showed that it had been growing in the annual comparison of the same quarters.

In the second quarter of 2013, the cumulative weight of the carcasses reached 869.6 thousand metric tons, representing an increase of 2.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 0.4% against the same period in 2012.

The South Region accounted for 64.8% of the overall slaughter of hogs and pigs in the second quarter of 2013, followed by the Southeast (18.7%), the Central-West (15.1%), the Northeast (1.3%) and the North Region (0.1%). By increasing the slaughter of hogs and pigs in all its states, the Southeast Region increased its participation (+1.2%). The highlight was Minas Gerais, which slaughtered 11.4% more in the comparison between the second quarters of 2013/2012. Rio Grande do Sul increased the slaughter of hogs and pigs by 12.5%, becoming the leader in the national ranking, once Santa Catarina recorded a drop of 12.3%.

Purchase of milk rises 2.0% over Q2 2012

The purchase of milk was of 5.3 billion liters in the second quarter of 2013, representing an increase of 2.0% over the same period in 2012 and a fall of 6.0% over the first quarter of 2013. 5.3 billion liters of the product were manufactured, registering the same percentage changes reported in the purchase. 11.0 billion liters of milk were cumulatively purchased in 2013, remaining virtually stable (+0.2) in relation to the first semester of 2012.

The survey showed that 40.9% of the whole product was purchased by industries located in the Southeast and 34.2%, by those located in the South. Minas Gerais purchased 26.6% of the whole milk in the second quarter of 2013, slightly increasing its participation in relation to the same period in 2012 (24.8%).

Purchase of rawhide rises 8.5% over Q2 2012

9.7 million units of rawhide were purchased in the second quarter of 2013, representing an increase of 8.5% over the volume purchased in the second quarter of 2012 and of 6.6% over the first quarter of 2013. 63.1% of the whole rawhide purchased came from refrigerated slaughterhouses. Among the states, important relative increases were posted in Paraná (24.3%); Minas Gerais (28.5%),Tocantins (43.3%) and Santa Catarina (18.5%). Rondônia reduced by 25.5% the purchase of rawhide.

Production of hen eggs grows 2.4% in Q2 2013 over Q1 2013

In the second quarter of 2013, the production of hen eggs was of 682.0 million dozens, representing an increase of 1.3% over the second quarter of 2012 and of 2.4% over the first quarter this year. In terms of the regional participation in the second quarter of 2013, 47.7% of the production of hen eggs was located in the Southeast; 22.1% in the South; 13.9% in the Central-West; 13.6% in the Northeast and 2.6% in the North Region.


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