The beef market recorded a drop in the price of the arroba in Mato Grosso. According to the technical director of the Mato-Grossense Meat Institute, Bruno Andrade, one of the factors is the consequence of the increase in animal offers for slaughter, which also led to a decrease in beef consumption in the domestic market.
About a thousand animals per month are taken for slaughter. But with the price of the arroba falling, the routine on the farm has already changed.
“We had an increase in the supply of animals for slaughter in the order of 5%, in the first seven months of 2021. We slaughtered around 2.6 million animals and, now in these first seven months of 2022, we slaughtered 2.8 million animals”, he reported.
Approximately 300 head of cattle, which are in the final fattening stage, are held in the feedlot. The producer waits for better conditions for commercialization.
Second, the rancher, Ricardo Lima Carvalho, the current scenario requires strategies in production.
“I will take my foot off the accelerator. The most zeroed oxen do not go to the confinement and, in place of the ox, I will put calves. With the ration of an ox, I take care of three calves. At least I will have a much greater productivity gain on the property”, he explained.