28 Oct 2022
Slaughter contracted by around 1,700 head last week. The National Institute of Agriculture and Livestock (INAC) reported that as of October 8, 42,630 cattle entered abattoirs, 1,703 or 3.8% fewer than in the previous week, and 21% below the same week last year.
The decrease occurred mainly in the case of steers, which fell by 1,732 head to 19,535, the lowest number in six weeks. Cows increased by 210 head to 16,616.
The Marfrig group processed 12,206 cattle, with a weekly increase of 176 head, and Minerva slaughtered 8,096, almost unchanged in the weekly comparison.