Cattle slaughter in Brazil returns to growth after two years of decline

Updated Mar 16, 2023
Cattle slaughter grew again in 2022 after two consecutive years of decline. There were 29.80 million head last year, an increase of 7.5% compared to the previous year, or 2.09 million head more. Reaching 56.15 million head, hog slaughter grew by 5.9% over the previous year and set a record in the historical series. The data are from the Livestock Production Statistics, released this Wednesday (15) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The research analyst, Bernardo Viscardi, said that the 19.1% increase in the slaughter of females was fundamental for this resumption of cattle slaughter. “These are the livestock cycles. After a period of retention of cows for breeding, followed by the entry of calves into the market and their consequent devaluation due to the increase in supply, females begin to be destined for slaughter”, he explains in a text on the IBGE website. The state of Mato Grosso remains at the top of the national ranking for cattle slaughter. The ...
By clicking “Accept Cookies,” I agree to provide cookies for statistical and personalized preference purposes. To learn more about our cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.