Beef cattle industry needs investment
The supply of bulls in 2013, at 2.29 million head, may ensure stable cattle prices next year, but investment in technology is needed to increase the number of animals ready for slaughter. The rate is currently 15%, but the ideal is 25%. This is the conclusion of studies by the Mato Grosso do Sul Federation of Agriculture and Livestock (Famasul).
"The stock of calves that will be ready for slaughter next year will hold prices a bit, but demand must increase," said economist and technical adviser at Famasul, Adriana Mascarenhas.