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Argentine poultry industry suffering losses

23 August 2018, at 12:00am

ARGENTINA - Slaughter, exports and per capita consumption of poultry meat continues to decline

According to a report from eFarmNEws, slaughter statistics are down 4.7 percent, exports by 16.5 percent and per capita consumption reduced to 42.2kg per year.

It's owing to an increase in feed prices, higher costs for energy and labour that demand declined during the first half of 2018, stated the report.

BRF, the Brazilian poultry giant, has been facing turmoil this year as its recent fraudulent activities were exposed, leading to the EU placing a ban on imports from the country.