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Costs of Pig and Broiler Production up in June

19 July 2013

BRAZIL - The costs of pig and broiler production in June rose 4.07 per cent and 4.02 per cent respectively last month, according to Embrapa's Swine and Poultry Concordia (CNPSA).

Owing to lower spending on animal feed, which has gone down 9.5 per cent, the cost of pig production in the first half of this year dropped down to 8.47 per cent.

The cost of broiler production also went down 14.4 per cent during the first six months of 2013, also reflecting the a decrease in spending on animal feed.

In June, nutrition represented 70.4 per cent of the production costs for broilers, and 76.2 per cent for pigs.

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