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Brazil Live Cattle Exports Up 27 Per Cent In 2009

12 February 2010
Meat & Livestock Australia

BRAZIL - Brazilian live cattle exports recovered in 2009 after falling in 2008 fall, increasing 27 per cent year-on-year to 530,226 head. However, the average value per head decreased 11 per cent to US$ 837.

Neighbouring Venezuela remained Brazil’s major destination, accounting for 75 per cent of the total, and rising 35 per cent to 395,746 head. Lebanon followed, accounting for 23 per cent of the total and rising 12 per cent to 122,839 head.

The northern state of Pará remains Brazil’s main live export cattle supplying state, accounting for 95 per cent of total Brazilian exports (or 506,438 head), of which 78 per cent were destined to Venezuela and 22 per cent to Lebanon.

Out of total Brazilian live cattle exports, only two per cent were breeding cattle, while the reminder (98 per cent) were cattle destined for fattening and slaughter.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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