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Cooperative Exports Chicken to Arabs

2 October 2012, at 9:10am

BRAZIL - The Arab are the main markets for chicken exports by cooperative Languiru, from Rio Grande do Sul. Of the 4,000 tonnes produced a month, 50 per cent should go to the foreign market, with 70 per cent of the chicken exported going to the Middle East and North Africa.

According to the Brazil-Arab News Agency, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Yemen and Libya are in the list of countries supplied by Languiru. “The company sells whole chickens, aka grillers, and also cuts like drumsticks, wings and giblets, including liver and gizzard, and also sausages,” said Diego Rosa dos Santos, the trader at company Four, who is responsible for the company’s exports.

Languiru has been exporting to the Arabs since 2001 and aims to increase production to win new clients in the region. “We hope to prospect new clients. Today, we have a volume limitation (in production). With a greater volume, we may seek more markets in the Middle East,” explained Santos.

Apart from the Arab countries, Languiru exports to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Venezuela, countries in Africa and the Caribbean. According to Santos, the cooperative regularly participates in international fairs. It participates in Sial Paris, in France, in Anuga, in Germany, going to each one every other year, at one each year. At Gulfood, in Dubai, presence has been every year since 2004, at its own stand.

The cooperative also produces dairy products, such as milk, dairy drinks, cheese, milk sweet and milk cream. The poultry slaughterhouse is in the city of Westfália, in Rio Grande do Sul. Established in 1956, Languiru has 4,600 associate members and annual revenues are around R$556 million.