Producing Chicken in Brazil has Become Less Profitable in 2020

Brazil projects a production of 14.5 million tonnes of chicken meat in 2021, 5.5% more than its previous record, reached last year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Meat prices declined or stabilised and the cost share of feed and doc’s grew to 87% of total production costs. According to Embrapa Suínos e Aves, from the 10 elements that make up poultry production costs, only labour costs decreased last year (0.20%). The other 9 components increased.

The largest increase was observed in feed costs, which increased by 33.02%, followed by chicks (4.16%); transportation (0.68%); depreciation (0.45%); capital costs (0.48%); electricity (0.48%); maintenance (0.09%); health (0.09%) and others (0.01%).

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