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14/09/2017 - 12:48hs

Cattle, poultry slaughter numbers down

The amount of animals slaughtered in quarter two was down 3.1% regarding cattle and 4.5% for poultry compared with Q2 2016 figures.

Rio de Janeiro – Cattle and poultry slaughter numbers declined year-on-year in quarter two this year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported this Thursday (14). Q2 saw 7.42 million head of cattle slaughtered in Brazil, 3.1% less than in Q2 2016. Year-on-year in Q2, however, the number’s up 0.3%.

Poultry slaughter reached 1.43 billion, down 4% quarter-on-quarter and 4.5% year-on-year.

Chicken egg production came out to 816.1 million dozens, up 3.3% quarter-on-quarter and 7.3% year-on-year.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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