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Drought reduces poultry slaughter in Rio Grande do Sul

The drought in Rio Grande do Sul is reducing poultry slaughter in the areas most seriously affected. In Serra, some plants are planning to stop production due to difficulties in obtaining the water required for hygiene standards established by the Ministry of Agriculture.

According to José Eduardo dos Santos, executive director of the state’s Poultry Association (Asgav), many companies are rationing water to avoid the total stoppage of production. "The industry has been on alert since the summer, and the situation has worsened in recent days. If availability does not improve soon, there will be no way to maintain normal output levels." The difficulties have led many companies to spend more on water transport, increasing production costs. Santos has not ruled out the possibility of suspending operations in some units if the drought continues, especially in municipalities that are rationing. He says the drought has reduced poultry slaughter in the state by about 5%.

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