Cost of Production for Pigs and Broilers Down in March

BRAZIL - According to Embrapa, the production costs of broilers and pigs fell 4.91 per cent and 4.97 per cent respectively in March.
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The yearly cost of production of broilers has dropped 16.21 per cent, the drop being mainly driven by lower spending on poultry feed (-17.53 per cent) in 2013.

The cost of pig production has dropped down to 14.06 per cent during January to March 2013. This also reflects the decrease in spending on food (-15.28 per cent).

On average, nutrition constitutes 70 per cent of the cost of production for broilers, and 75 per cent for pig production.

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