Brazilian Poultry Association Annual Report 201331 December 2013
An overview of the Brazilian poultry industry, covering chicken meat, eggs, turkeys, ducks and geese.
In the foreword to the 2013 report of the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF) Annual Report for 2013, its Executive President, Francisco Turra, wrote: "In 2012 we had one of the most challenging years for the Brazilian poultry sector. First, we faced a drought in the South of the country and the lack of soybeans. This led to over 100 per cent increase of the soybean prices in many places. Afterwards, it was the corn’s turn, with the North American crops failure and over 40 per cent increase of its price during the harvest.
"Once more, the poultry sector proved that its strength is the UNION of the production chain. With the articulation of all links of the production chain, under UBABEF’s lead, we achieved valuable progress for our production and at the same time we could remove barriers for the providing of resources and inputs for our sector.
"With professionalism and courage – remarkable characteristics of the poultry business – the agribusiness readjusted its strategies, focusing on the precaution required and working to adapt itself to national and international demands.
"As a consequence, the production decreased in relation to the year before, but the companies could sustain the strength and the employability of our sector, one of which creates more jobs and incomes in Brazil.
"In 2013, when UBABEF celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are convinced that the union will keep on being the watchword to overcome the challenges and maintain our leadership in the domestic and international markets."
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