Quarterly livestock surveys – first results: slaughter of hogs and pigs and chicken grows and that of cattle drops in Q3 2021
November 11, 2021 09h00 AM | Last Updated: November 17, 2021 11h23 AM
The first results of the animal production in the third quarter of 2021 pointed out that hogs and pigs slaughter rose 7.6%, that of chicken increased 1.2% against the same quarter of 2020, whereas that of cattle retreated 11.1%in this comparison.
Compared with the second quarter of 2021, cattle slaughter reduced 2.4%, whereas that of hogs and pigs grew 5.1% and that of chicken increased 0.6%.
6.19 billion liters of milk were acquired, a drop of 5.1% over the third quarter of 2020 and an increase of 6.4% over the second quarter of 2021.
The tanning houses surveyed received 6.96 million cattle raw hides, a retreat of 15.4% in relation to the third quarter of 2020 and of 7.3% over the previous quarter.
The output of hen eggs reached 994.0 million dozens, with a drop of 2.5% in relation to the same quarter of 2020 and a rise of 0.8% over the previous quarter.
Cattle slaughter drops 11.1% over the same quarter in 2020
In the third quarter of 2021, the survey shows that 6.91 million cattle head under some sort of sanitary inspection were slaughtered. It decreased 11.1% compared with the third quarter of 2020 and dropped 2.4% over the second quarter of 2021.
The production of 1.88 million tonnes of cattle carcasses represented a drop of 9.4% in relation to the same quarter of 2020 and a rise of 0.4% over the second quarter of 2021.
Pigs and hogs slaughter increases 7.6% in the same comparison
13.70 million head of hogs and pigs were slaughtered in the third quarter of 2021, representing an increase of 7.6% over the same quarter last year and of 5.1% over the second quarter of 2021.
The cumulative weight of the carcasses registered 1.27 million tonnes, which consisted of increases of 8.5% compared with the third quarter of 2020 and of 4.5% in relation to the immediately previous quarter.
Chicken slaughter increases 1.2% in the period
In the third quarter of 2021, 1.53 billion chicken head were slaughtered. It increased 1.2% against the same quarter in 2020 and 0.6% against the second quarter of 2021.
The cumulative weight of the carcasses was of 3.63 million tonnes, rising 4.1% in relation to the third quarter of 2020 and 0.8% over the previous quarter.
Purchase of milk falls to 6.19 billion liters
The acquisition of raw milk by establishments under some kind of sanitary inspection (federal, state or municipal) was of 6.19 billion liters. This value showed a reduction of 5.1% compared with the third quarter of 2020, though it showed an increase of 6.4% compared with the immediately previous quarter.
Acquisition of leather reduced 15.4%
The tanning houses reported to have received 6.96 million whole pieces of raw hide in the third quarter of 2021. The purchase of raw hide dropped 15.4% compared with the third quarter of 2020 and 7.3% over the immediately previous quarter.
It is worth pointing out that the tanning houses investigated by the Quarterly Survey of Leather are those that dealt with at least five thousand pieces of raw hide a year.
Production of hen eggs decreases 2.5% in relation to Q3 2020
The production of hen eggs was of 994.0 million dozens in the third quarter of 2021. This result represented a decrease of 2.5% compared with the same period last year, yet an increase of 0.8% in relation to the second quarter in 2021.
|Animal slaughter, milk acquisition, acquisition of raw hide and production of hen eggs||2020||2021||2021||Change (%)|
|Number of slaughtered animals (thousand head)|
|Cattle||7 774||7 075||6 909||-11.1||-2.4|
|Hogs and pigs||12 736||13 040||13 703||7.6||5.1|
|Chicken||1 516 898||1 524 677||1 534 524||1.2||0.6|
|Weight of carcasses (tonnes)|
|Cattle||2 074 152||1 871 520||1 879 107||-9.4||0.4|
|Hogs and pigs||1 172 648||1 218 249||1 272 750||8.5||4.5|
|Chicken||3 486 606||3 602 769||3 631 183||4.1||0.8|
|Milk (thousand liters)|
|Acquired (raw)||6 516 870||5 815 050||6 186 124||-5.1||6.4|
|Industrialized||6 510 047||5 807 379||6 157 114||-5.4||6.0|
|Hide (thousand units)|
|Acquired (raw)||8 223||7 508||6 960||-15.4||-7.3|
|Tanned||7 618||7 506||6 887||-9.6||-8.3|
|Eggs (thousand dozens)|
|Production||1 019 340||985 697||993 992||-2.5||0.8|
Source: IBGE, Diretoria de Pesquisas, Coordenação de Agropecuária, Pesquisa Trimestral do Abate de Animais, Pesquisa Trimestral do Leite, Pesquisa Trimestral do Couro e Produção de Ovos de Galinha.
Notes: 1. The data of the third quarter of 2021 refer to the first results of the respective surveys.
2. The first results of the quarterly livestock surveys are released only for Brazil as of the first quarter of 2018. They are early data and can be changed until the release of the results of the reference quarter.
3. The data of the year 2021 are preliminary up to the release of the data of the first quarter of 2022.