Feed prices continue to affect Brazilian poultry revenue

President of UBABEF urges government aid

Brazilian chicken meat exports totaled 305,700 metric tons in September, 0.4 percent higher compared to the same period last year, according to the Brazilian Poultry Union, UBABEF. Revenue fell by 3.4 percent in the same period, with a total of US$632.7 million.

Year-to-date as of late September, exports grew by 0.9 percent in volume compared to the first nine months of the previous year, reaching 2.922 million metric tons. Revenue fell by 6.9 percent, totaling US$5.616 billion in the same period.

UBABEF President Francisco Turra said maintaining the pace of the volumes of chicken meat shipped across the country has been critical to the survival of the poultry industry while it faces high corn and soybean prices.

Turra said it is critical for the government keep its efforts and investments in agricultural defense structure for the country to hold fast to its leadership in international poultry exports.

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