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Better margins helped slaughterhouses in Q4

The beef industry in Brazil will present improved margins in the fourth quarter of last year because of the better supply of animals for slaughter, while the poultry sector suffered from higher corn prices, say analysts polled by Reuters.

Most analysts also predicted that the three biggest animal protein companies in Brazil will have made a profit in the last quarter of last year. The expected improvement in margins will reflect a beginning of a period with greater availability of cattle for slaughter and the consequent reduction of cattle prices on the domestic market.



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