Quarterly livestock surveys - first results: slaughter of chickens down and slaughter of cattle and of hogs up in Q2 2022
August 11, 2022 09h00 AM | Last Updated: August 12, 2022 05h07 PM
The first results of livestock production in Q2 2022 show that cattle slaughter increased 2.7%, slaughter of hogs and pigs increased 6.6% and that of chickens fell by 2.0% against the same period in 2021. From Q1 2022, cattle slaughter increased by 5.2%, slaughter of hogs and ogs did by 2.6% and that of chicken fell by 3.4%.
Acquisition of raw milk reached 5.39 billion liters, with a drop of 7.7% from Q2 2021 and a decrease of 8.6% against the immediately previous quarter.
Acquisition of rawhide by tanning houses fell 2.0% against the second quarter of 20121 and increased by 4.0% against the ommediately previous month, adding up to 7.41 million rawhide pieces.
In Q2 2022, the production of hen eggs amounts to 992.44 million dozen, which means a drop of 0.6% in relation to the same period in the previous year and an increase of 1.6% against Q1 2022.
|Animal slaughter, milk acquisition, acquisition of rawhide and production of hen eggs||2021||2022||2022||Change (%)|
|Number of slaughtered animals (thousand head)|
|Cattle||7 126||6 959||7 322||2.7||5.2|
|Hogs and pigs||13 127||13 642||13 999||6.6||2.6|
|Chickens||1 524 993||1 545 787||1 493 963||-2.0||-3.4|
|Weight of carcasses (tonnes)|
|Cattle||1 887 229||1 836 427||1 929 806||2.3||5.1|
|Hogs and pigs||1 226 693||1 244 494||1 300 887||6.0||4.5|
|Chickens||3 603 566||3 764 148||3 625 603||0.6||-3.7|
|Milk (thousand liters)|
|Acquired (raw)||5 839 306||5 898 161||5 389 863||-7.7||-8.6|
|Processed||5 833 141||5 889 766||5 381 745||-7.7||-8.6|
|Rawhide (thousand units)|
|Acquired (raw)||7 560||7 125||7 410||-2.0||4.0|
|Tanned||7 533||6 923||7 046||-6.5||1.8|
|Eggs (thousand dozen)|
|Production||998 454||977 201||992 440||-0.6||1.6|
|Source: IBGE, Diretoria de Pesquisas, Coordenação de Agropecuária.
Notes: 1. The data of Q2 2022 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 for the reference quarter.
3. The data for year 2022 are preliminary up to the release of the data for the first quarter of 2023.
Slaughter of cattle grows by 2.7% in the year and is 5.2% above the index of a quarter ago
In the Q2 2022, 7.32 million cattle head under some sort of sanitary inspection were slaughtered. That represents an increase of 2.7% from 2021 and of 5.2% against Q1 2022.
The production of 1.93 million tonnes of cattle carcasses in the second quarter of 2022 represented an increase of 2.3% in relation to the same quarter a year ago and an increase of 5.1% against Q1 2022.
Slaughter of hogs and pigs increases by 6.6% in the annual comparison and 2.6% in the quarter
A total of 14.00 million head of hogs and pigs were slaughtered in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 6.6% from the same quarter a year agor and of 2.6% against Q1 2022.
The cumulative weight of carcasses was 1.30 million tonnes in the Q2 2022, consisting of increases of 6.0% compared with the second quarter of 2021 and of 4.5% in relation to the immediately previous quarter.
Chicken slaughter dropped 2.0% in the annual comparison and 3.4% in the quarter
In the second quarter of 2022, 1.49 billion chicken head were slaughtered. This figure represented a decrease of 2.0% against the previous quarter and a decrease of 3.4% compared with the Q1 2022.
The cumulative weight of carcasses was 3.63 million tonnes in the second quarter of 2022. That represented a drop of 0.6% against the immediately previous quarter and a decrease of 3,7% against the immediately previous quarter.
Acquisition of milk decreases 7.7% in the year and 8.6% in the quarter
In the 2nd quarter of 2022, the acquisition of raw milk by establishments under some kind of sanitary inspection was of 5.39 billion liters. The value corresponded to the reduction of 7.7% in comparison with the volume registered in Q2 2021 and to a decrease of 8.6% from the figure in the immediately previous quarter.
Acquisition of rawhide records decrease of 2.0% in the year, but rises 4.0% in the quarter
The tanneries investigated in the Quarterly Survey of Leather – those responsible for at least 5,000 whole pieces of cattle rawhide per year – reported to have received 7.41 million whole cattle rawhide pieces in the second quarter of 2022. This amount represented a decrease of 2.0% against the second quarter of 2021 and an increase of 4.0% from the immediately previous quarter.
Production oh hen eggs drops 0;6% in the year and increases 1.6% in the quarter
Production of hen eggs reached 992.44 million dozen in the second quarter of 2022. This result represented a drop of 0.6% from the same period a year ago mmquarter and an increase of 1.6% against the same quarter in Q1 2022.