The slaughter of cattle and pigs grew in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. In the second quarter of this year, 7.72 million oxen were slaughtered – up 4 percent. The number of pigs slaughtered reached 10.82 million animals – an increase of 1.9 percent.
The data are from the Quarterly Animal Husbandry Surveys released today, Sep. 12nd by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Another indicator that was high in the period was the production of chicken eggs, which grew 6.6 percent in relation to the second quarter of last year.
The slaughter of chickens, however, fell by 4 percent in the same period, a result that can be explained, according to IBGE, by the truckers’ strike, which occurred in May of this year.
The acquisition of raw milk decreased by 3.2 percent in the period, while the leather remained stable.
In the comparison with the first quarter of this year, there was increase only in the slaughter of pigs (1 percent) and in the production of chicken eggs (2 percent). The remaining indicators fell: slaughter of cattle (-0.2 percent), slaughter of chickens (-6.9 percent), acquisition of raw milk (-8.9 percent) and acquisition of leather (-4.1 percent). . With information from Agência Brasil.