Brazilian Exports Down 27 Per Cent

by 5m Editor
5 December 2008, at 8:23am

BRAZIL - Poultry meat exports for November were 220,000 tons – 27 per cent less than November 2007.

The Brazilian Poultry Breeders Union (UBA) says it has cut down production at hatcheries from 485 million birds a month to 400 million birds until the market finds a level, according to Argentine Beef Packers SA.

This is preferable to carrying large stocks of produced poultry, that has to be stored, UBA explained.

Around 70 per cent of poultry meat produced in Brazil is consumed within the country.