Number of heads of cattle and pigs in Brazil breaks record in 2021

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 22 (EFE) .- The number of heads of cattle and pigs in Brazil, one of the world’s largest meat exporters, grew by 3% in 2021 compared to the previous year and broke a new record in the country The government reported this Thursday. The number of cattle reached 224.6 million heads last year and that of pigs increased to 42.5 million, according to data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The cattle herd of the South American giant grew for the third consecutive year in 2021 and exceeded the mark of 218.2 million head reached in 2016.

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