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Poultry farmers in Brazil threaten to stop fattening chicks for BRF

Chicken producers in Mato Grosso state in Brazil are threatening to stop fattening chicks for BRF next week unless the company pays higher prices to cover rising costs.

9 June 2021, at 7:14am

Reuters reports that poultry farmers who are contracted to supply BRF Brasil Foods SA decided on 8 June to stop fattening chicks next week for the world’s largest poultry exporter unless it paid higher prices to cover production costs.

BRF provides food for farmers to raise chickens for slaughter.

The association of chicken producers, meeting in Lucas do Rio Verde, is seeking a price hike of 10% to 12% in chicken sold to BRF, said Pablo Artifon, director of the trade group, in a phone interview.

BRF did not respond to a request for comment.

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