Industrial Broiler Production
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?
United Arab Emirates
15.9 MILLION CHICKENS ARE SLAUGHTED PER DAY IN BRAZIL
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.
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.