Brazilian Cattle Ranchers Losing Money Despite Growing Exports

Brazilian beef exports totaled US$ 295.8 million in June, 33% more than in June, 2003. Nevertheless, the situation of cattle ranchers has deteriorated.

According to a study released by the National Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) and the University of São Paulo’s Center of Advanced Studies in Applied Economics (Cepea/USP), the prices ranchers are paid for fattened stock fell 11.3% between January and May, while their costs rose 4.29%.


The president of the CNA’s Permanent National Beef Cattle Forum, Antenor Nogueira, informed that, in reaction to the loss of income, ranchers spend less on inputs, which jeopardizes productivity and the sector’s market share.


“With the reduction in investments comes the deterioration of ranches and a decrease in the calving rate,” he explained.


The downward trend in the income of the sector has been evident since the second half of 2003.


“Brazil’s annual per capita beef consumption was 42 kilograms (93 lbs), and now it’s around 37 kilograms (82 lbs). The space we lost has been occupied by other types of meat,” Nogueira affirmed.


ABr

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Sugarcane Fields in Brazil Have Become Killing Fields

As countries look to reduce toxic emissions from cars, many are promoting a fuel ...

64% of Brazil’s Software is Pirated. But US Has 10 Times More Losses.

Brazil’s software piracy is growing again after a steady decline in recent years. The ...

Brazil Fund Announces Meeting to Convert It to Open-End Firm

The Brazil Fund, Inc. announced that its special meeting of stockholders, which was reconvened ...

Brazil May Reduce Deforestation by 90% in 10 Years, Says Environment Minister

Brazil may surpass the goal of reducing Amazon deforestation by 80% by 2020 and ...

Brazil’s Zero Air Pollution Car Catches Europe’s Eyes

Recognizing Zero Air Pollution as the way of the future, some of the world’s ...

Brazil's Bosisio frigate

Brazil and US Join in War Games Off Argentina’s Coast

Until next Friday naval units from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Spain and the United States ...

Letters

Beyond sickening I just want to let you know how upset and disgusted I ...

With Everything to Be a Green Powerhouse Brazil Keeps Importing Its Herbs

The climate is favorable, the soil is rich and the herbs and spices harvesting ...

Without Petrobras There Won’t Be Any Southern Gas Pipeline, Says Brazil

The Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, affirmed this Friday, May 12, in ...

Inflation Fears Bring In the Bears in Brazil

Brazilian and Latin American equities declined, as fears regarding inflation and interest rates weighed ...