Brazilian Poultry Industry Has New Association

BRAZIL - UBA and ABEF have united to form União Brasileira de Avicultura (UBABEF). Francisco Turra has been elected its Executive President.
calendar icon 4 May 2010
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At meetings on 28 April, the Brazilian Poultry Association (União Brasileira de Avicultura, UBA) and the Brazilian Chicken Producers and Exporters Association (Associação Brasileira dos Produtores e Exportadores de Frangos, ABEF) agreed to merge the two entities in order to create the Brazilian Poultry Raising Union, UBABEF), setting up the Brazilian poultry industry's largest entity.

The directorship, elected unanimously, has Francisco Turra as Executive President and three Directors of Nuclei: Ariel Antônio Mendes (Production and Technical-Scientific Matters), Ricardo Santin (Markets) and José Perboyre (Administrative and Financial).

According to data published today in the setting-up of UBABEF, the Brazilian poultry industry in 2009 exported product to the value of 32,367 billion real (BRR), including amounts for the production and export of meat, eggs and the consumption of inputs such as corn and soybean meal.


The structure of UBABEF will include 12 Sectoral Chambers: Domestic Market, International Markets, Production, Animal Health and Public Health, Eggs, Poultry Breeders, Day old Chicks and Hatching Eggs, Biological Inputs, Feed, Poultry Farm Equipment, Legislative and Tax Matters, State-level Entities and Sustainability.

The new entity will have an advisory board made up of representatives from the State entities, from sectoral entities, from agribusinesses and from society, and a Board of Direct Counsel which will also draw on broad representation from the poultry industry.


UBA was created in 1963 to represent the Brazilian poultry industry within the Federal Government, in the National Congress and in the Judicial Branch. ABEF was founded in 1976 in order to boost Brazilian poultry exports. Their shared goal of fostering the development of the national poultry industry led Brazil to become the world’s largest exporter and third-largest producer.

The new entity arising out of this merger has several associates including the Brazilian Association of Chick Producers (Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Pintos de Corte, APINCO), the APINCO Foundation for Poultry Science and Technology (Fundação Apinco de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícola, FACTA) and the National Association of Equipment Manufacturers for Poultry and Pork Industries (Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Equipamentos para Aves e Suínos, ANFEAS).

There are also all the state-level associations, genetic breeding facilities, broiler and egg producing companies, slaughterhouses, turkey breeders, input producers and service providers.


UBABEF CEO, Francisco Turra, says that from this point on activities regarding the domestic and overseas markets will be concentrated within a single entity.

He said: "Harnessing our synergies, we will enhance measures carried out to boost the expansion of poultry production, with health and quality, and extend the presence of Brazilian chicken in international trade."

Another focal point for the activities of UBABEF will be to overturn myths that still persist about poultry production, such as the accusations of using hormones in chicken raising.

Mr Turra promised: "We will work to dispel this myth. And prove that Brazilian chicken is the healthiest and most sustainable type of animal protein in the world."

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