Brazil's chicken production cut due to corn shortage

Chicken production cutbacks in Brazil estimated at 10% over past three months.

The Brazilian Animal Protein Assn. (ABPA), which represents chicken and pork exporters in Brazil, estimates that chicken production in the country has been cut by 10% over the past three months. The cutbacks are due to a shortage of corn and dampened domestic consumer demand under the recessionary economy. Both large and small producers have employed production cutbacks, furloughs, layoffs and shutdowns to deal with the situation.

Brazil’s second-crop corn production was affected b

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