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Demand prevents bigger cattle price falls in May, says CEPEA

Live cattle prices fell by less than expected by the market in the first three weeks of this month, reports the Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics (CEPEA). In the month of May, to 22, the ESALQ / BM&FBovespa finished cattle indicator in São Paulo fell by 2.06%, to R$ 97.23 per 15 kg unit.

Traditionally, May is the month finished cattle prices reach the minimum for the year, but this will not happen in 2013, as already stated by the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (IMEA).
In May - the beginning of the off-season - prices are weakened by dry weather, which erodes pastures, forcing farmers to sell more animals for slaughter.

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