Livestock

Cattle slaughter decreases and slaughter of hogs and pigs and chickens increases in the last quarter of 2019

Section: Economic Statistics | Alerrandre Barros

February 13, 2020 09h00 AM | Last Updated: February 13, 2020 04h56 PM

A total 8,04 cattle head were slaughtered in Q4 last year - Photo: Pxhere

Cattle slaughter fell by 1.8% and that of hogs and pigs increased 6.1% and 2.8%, respectively, in the last quarter of 2019, in comparison with the same period in the previous year, according to the preliminary results of the Statistical Livestock Production, released today (13) by the IBGE. Against Q3 2019, cattle slaughter fell 5.4%, that of chickens, 1%, and the slaughter of hogs and pigs increased 1.5%. 

The complete survey data, including the results for the year and the regional ones, will be presented in March 19.

In the last quarter of the previous year, a total 8.04 million cattle head were slaughtered, with a production of 2.08 million metric tons of carcasses, an increase of 5.1% in relation to the previous quarter and of 0.5% in comparison with Q4  2018.

The slaughter of hogs and pigs reached 11.87 million head, achieving a total 1.06 million metric tons in the cumulative slaughter of carcasses, with a rise of 7.8% against the same quarter in the previous year and of 0.4% in relation to Q3 2019.

The slaughter of chickens reached 1.46 billion head, with a cumulative weight of 3.36 million metric tons. In the quarterly comparison, the figure represented a decrease of 2.6% and, against the previous quarter of 2018, an increase of 0.8%.

Acquisition of raw milk by establishments under some type of municipal, state or federal sanitary inspection was of 6.64 billion liters in the last quarter of 2019, a decrease of 0.9% in relation to the same period in the previous year, but an increase of 5.5% against Q3 2019.

The production of hen eggs hit another record by reaching 981.54 million dozen, a growth of 1.7% in the quarterly comparison and of 4.3% in the annual.

Furthermore, the survey shows that tanneries that work with at least five thousand units of leather per year received 7.88 million pieces in Q4 of the previous year. That amount was 12.4% smaller in the comparison with the same period in 2018 and 8.2% lower than the one registered in Q3 of the previous year.