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Industrial Broiler Production

The numbers

Brazil is the largest exporter and third largest producer of chicken meat in the world (only behind the USA and China), with a production of 13.24 million tons and revenues of US$ 6.99 billion (ABPA, 2020).

Who imports Brazilian chicken?

1st

China

2nd

Saudi Arabia

3rd

Japão

4th

United Arab Emirates

5th

South Africa

Problems

15.9 MILLION CHICKENS ARE SLAUGHTED PER DAY IN BRAZIL

(IBGE, 2019)

Proposals for Improvement

Require slower growing breeds.

Reduce the amount of animals stocked in barns.

Enrich the environment inside the barns (including bedding and lighting control).

Encourage the use of enzymes, organic acids, probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics and essential oils as alternatives to antibiotics.

Avoid hanging and stunning by atmospheric changes.

Acquire certification on animal welfare.

International Setting (ECC, BCC)

Since 2016, more than 180 companies from the USA, Canada and several European countries have committed to the BCC.

Source: https://welfarecommitments.com/broiler/

COMMITMENTS

Various food companies that use products of animal origin, such as eggs and pork, have made public commitments to adopt animal welfare measures in their production chain. See what these commitments are.

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