Chile: Cattle slaughter decreases in the Los Lagos Region

Frozen Bone-In Beef
Published Sep 6, 2023

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In July, cattle slaughter in the region decreased by 1.8% compared to the previous year, with the categories of steers and bulls experiencing the highest decrease in benefited heads. Production of meat on sticks also decreased, with a 7.2% drop in steer meat and a 33.3% drop in bull meat. However, cattle transactions at fairs increased by 9.5% in the Los Lagos and Aysén Region, driven by higher auctioned heifers and calves. This slowdown in beef production is a continuing trend in the region.
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During July, 23,905 heads of cattle were benefited in slaughterhouses in the region, which represents a drop of 1.8% compared to July 2022. The production of meat on sticks reached 6,022 tons, confirming the negative trend. The categories of steers and bulls were the ones with the highest incidence in the loss of bovine slaughter, with decreases of 6.7% and 33.5% respectively in the benefited heads. Meanwhile, meat from steers fell 7.2% and bull meat 33.3% in interannual terms. On the contrary, cattle transactions at fairs increased 9.5% in the Los Lagos and Aysén Region. 19,983 head were auctioned, driven primarily by increases in heifers and calves. The INE report confirms the slowdown in beef production in Los Lagos, a trend that had already been manifesting in previous months. The causes seem to be found in the ...
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