Decreasing prices in August, except for poultry

Brazilian fed cattle prices accumulated decrease in the first fortnight of August. The ESALQ/BM&F Index (Sao Paulo state) dropped 2.5 percent in Real, closing at 91.25 reals or 55.71 dollars per arroba (15 kilos) on Aug 15th. The downward trend is linked to the decreases in the wholesale market of Sao Paulo city and to the supply of animals from feedlots or anticipated trades.

The steer carcass dropped 5.26 percent in Real from Jul 31st to Aug 15th, averaging 5.22 reals or 3.18 dollars per kilo on Aug 15th. For calf, the ESALQ/BM&F Index (Mato Grosso do Sul state) accumulates decrease of 0.6 percent in Real, at 740.19 reals or 451.88 dollars on Aug 15th.

For the living hog, prices received by farmers averaged 3.33 reals or 2.03 dollars per kilo on August 15th in Sao Paulo state, decreasing 4.6 percent in Real over July 31st. In the wholesale market of Sao Paulo capital, the hog carcass downed 3.8 percent in Real during the same period, at 4.84 reals or 2.95 dollars per kilo on Aug 15th.

On the other hand, poultry prices moved up. The frozen meat valuated 5.87 percent in Real between Jul 31st and Aug 15th, at 3.18 reals or 1.94 dollar per kilo on Friday; for the chilled one, the raise was of 6.3 percent in Real, at 3.07 reals or 1.87 dollar per kilo, both in the wholesale market of Sao Paulo capital - the most important Brazilian consumer reference. (Cepea - Brazil)

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