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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

A blog providing analysis of the poultry and feed industries in Latin America.

More ships with Brazilian corn arrive in Mexico

On Friday morning, I read the newsletter, Market Perspectives, published every week by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and to my surprise, one of the pieces of analysis ends with this sentence: “There is continued movement of Handymax corn vessels from Brazil to Veracruz, Mexico.”
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The Chicken Oscars are coming!

The awards of the Latin American Poultry Hall of Fame recognize the contributions of outstanding figures in the poultry industry of the region.
Throughout its 32-year history of the awards, 69 producers, entrepreneurs, professionals, university professors, and researchers have been awarded because of their impressive careers.
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The preference for fresh chicken flavor

Live chickens are still marketed in Peru and many countries because people like the taste of fresh meat.
Benjamín Ruiz: "The commercialization of live chicken in the modern poultry industry continues to puzzle those in the most 'advanced' poultry industries."
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In this corner: chicken! And in the other: pork!

Future projections put chicken and pork at a similar growth rate in the next decade. Which of the two will win?
Benjamín Ruiz: "The demand for poultry meat is forecasted to grow another 20 percent in the next decade, with increases in both world population and per capita consumption."
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Cyborg chickens or hens in the future

Without knowing it, we are cyborgs when we interact with our smartphones. When will this technology reach the poultry industry?
Benjamín Ruiz: "Implants are part of cyborg technology. Implantable technologies for a human being are already on the horizon. And it will not be long for animals."
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From vegan to "chickengan" by McDonald's

A new ad from McDonald's Spain is taking the heat on social media because it compares vegans with "weirdos"
Benjamín Ruiz: "We must also recognize that just as there are people who stop eating animal origin products and become vegan, there are those who return to their previous habits, for whatever reason."
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Kosher, halal slaughter vs. animal welfare concerns

An unusual alliance between Jews and Muslims has been developed in Europe because of the new tendency to prohibit the slaughter of animals without prior stunning.
Benjamín Ruiz: "This whole issue questions religious freedom and the right of religions to preserve their traditions."
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