Brazils pig and poultry production costs stable

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, October 11, 2012
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After two months of large high costs of production for pigs and poultry, Embrapa Swine and Poultry, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, calculated that costs have remained virtually unchanged in September in Brazil.

Poultry had a variation of 0.41%, reaching 184.26 points, whilst pig increased by 0.25%, reaching 183.56 points. During the year, production costs of chickens and pigs accumulated to highs of 37.59% and 28.23%, respectively.

In September, poultry was influenced by small variations in input prices for feed. Input prices for bed and heating, such as wood shavings and wood, decreased by 13.57% and 2.8% respectively.

Already in the pig sector, the small variation is due to the stabilisation of the price of corn and soybean meal during the period.
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