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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

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

The healthiest fast food chicken

Like the Peruvians, the Portuguese love the grilled chicken that is prepared in “churrascarias.” It is their healthy fast food.
Benjamín Ruiz: "In this European country, there is no concern about chicken imports from large exporters such as Brazil, with which they are culturally linked. Portugueses do not like frozen meat."
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The silence of the chicken

With so much 'fake news,' the innocent chickens (and their industry fans) may have to stay better in silence, with no one to defend them?
Benjamín Ruiz: "I defend the poultry industry and speak in its favor because I know what I'm talking about. People speak without knowing, without having visited a modern processing plant."
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whole corn

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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La enfermedad de Newcastle.

Alternative poultry: diseases of the past strike back

The resurgence of poultry diseases that seemed to be extinct has been brought on, in part, by the rise in alternative poultry farming.
Benjamín Ruiz: "Poultry diseases of the past are fighting back. It's something real: poultry diseases that had been knocked out for decades are back."
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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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