On-the-Ground Update

Santa Catarina has the lowest prevalence of animal brucellosis in Brazil

Buttermilk
Brazil
Innovation & Technology
Cow Milk
Market & Price Trends
Francielle Rozzatti
Published Oct 29, 2020
Santa Catarina, Brazil won the title "state with the lowest prevalence of animal brucellosis" from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). The southern state is an international highlight in animal health care. Recognition is important for the state's agribusiness and has direct impacts on its dairy production. Santa Catarina is the only Brazilian state with an A classification for brucellosis and, along with four other states, it also obtained a maximum score for tuberculosis. The state government considers this as another competitive advantage of Santa Catarina's agribusiness. It will aid in conquering markets which demand mainly for the export of dairy products.
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