Brazil’s vocation as a food producer is also noticed when it comes to pig farming. It has one of the most advanced productive chains in the world. Pork exporting businesses adopt high-technology and total control in processes for the production of high-quality meat.
The animals are reared with full sanitary control and total compliance with international animal welfare requirements. Brazilian pig farming mostly adopts integrated management between producers and industries as a production model.
Animal feed is based on corn, soybean meal, wheat flour, sugar, soybean oil, vitamins and minerals and follows strict safety and quality standards. Pigs are reared with traceability in production and total veterinary control in the management of biological inputs.
However, Brazilian pig farming is a lot more than just its products. It is composed of a massive productive chain that generates income and development in the countryside.
Brazilian pig farming also focuses on environmental protection. Companies are installed outside the Amazon biome and adopt programs for recycling and for the reduction of residues.
As such, Brazil consolidated itself as the fourth largest producer of pig meat in the world with 3.3 million tons produced annually. From this total, 600 thousand tons are exported to 70 countries.