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Live Chicken Supply Exceeds Demand

21 May 2013

BRAZIL - The supply of live chickens is still greater than demand, depressing prices, which started falling since the beginning of the year in most regions, according to data provided by Cepea.

There was more liquidity at the beginning of the month in the meat segment on Mother's Day and on the day of payment of wages.

However, last week, the pace of sales declined, further reducing prices.

Market inputs and estimates indicate that corn production increased in winter crop, which may cause the prices of grains to pull back hard in the medium term.

Meanwhile, Cepea reports that prices follow firm. In relation to soybean meal, the international demand for derivative was heated in recent days.

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