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Livestock - Brazil’s cattle herd size at record high
2017/10/17 14:22:15 Source: APLF Author: 点击率:
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Newly published figures from Brazil’s official statistics agency IBGE put the country’s cattle herd in 2016 at just over 218 million head, a record number, reports Leatherbiz.

The figure is 1.4% higher than the total for 2015. However, IBGE also offers a comparison with 1985, when Brazil’s herd size was around 125 million. This means Brazil’s cattle herd has increased in size by almost 75% in the last 30 years.

In the Northern region, which comprises the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, there were around 5 million head of cattle in 1985. Now it has the second-largest herd of the country’s five regions with 48 million head (the Centre-West region has around 75 million). This means the cattle herd in the north of the country is almost ten times bigger now than it was 30 years ago.

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