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JBS: We can compete with Seara and BRF

Brazil’s leading cattle slaughterhouse, JBS, has ambitious plans for chicken production. Although it is the parent company of US-based Pilgrim's Pride, the second-largest poultry processor in the world, the company has only just taken its first steps in the business in Brazil, leasing Doux Frangosul’s assets in May.

"We got into the business to learn about the market, but we can compete on volume terms with Seara and Brasil Foods in the coming years," says the president of JBS, Wesley Batista. Brasil Foods slaughters about 7 million head per day and Seara (the Marfrig division), 4 million. Batista says that by September, Frangosul will be processing up to 1.1 million head per day.

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