After a severe crisis, the swine and poultry industry is expected to resume growth this year. Expectation of specialists and producers will be one of the highlights of the industry's premier event, AveSui May 14-16 May, held in Florianópolis, Brazil.
In 2012, the production of poultry meat fell 3.17% compared to 2011, closing the year with a total production of 12.6 million tonnes - of which 69% was consumed domestically, reports União Brasileira de Avicultura (Ubabef). Brazil is the world leadership in chicken exports, however, in 2012, brazilian exports down 5.5% and 0.5% in export volume (4.1 million tonnes) compared to the previous year.
It is estimated that the poultry chains generate jobs, directly or indirectly, to one million brazilians. In 2012, brazilian production was linked with the rising prices of corn bran (which once had an adjustment of 30%) and soy, limiting the use of the products as animal feed. With this scenario, producers accumulated debts and the price of poultry and pigs increased considerably, pushing inflation. "We're actually going through a time of adjustment. Last year was a year of break, and this distorts the market. From the moment we have a good crop of soybeans and corn, prices will decline", says Leonardo Soluguren, managing partner of Clarivi, a consultancy focused on agribusiness and speaker of AveSui.
Therefore, the outlook for 2013 is optimistic, with expected record in Brazil grains production and an increase in production in the US. "We don´t have a crash prediction in grains market, that adjusted production to demand. This scenario helps reduce costs. This conjuncture will be felt in AveSui when poultry, pig and animal nutrition industries will discuss trends and present situation" considers Andrea Gessulli, director of AveSui.
AveSui will be held in the state that is the birthplace of pig and poultry production in Brazil and have an extensive technical programme and also a business fair. The trade show will feature more than 150 domestic and international companies, plus hundreds of products and services in direct contact with an audience that comes from all over the country and abroad. AveSui has already confirmed groups and delegations from 14 countries, including the United States, China, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands, South Africa, Nigeria, Peru and Angola.
One of the new features in this edition, the exhibition will present Scientific Studies in the areas of nutrition (poultry and pork), handling, ambiance and sanity, as result of a partnership between Gessulli Agribusiness and theUniversidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)/Laboratório Lamic, Faculdade de engenharia Agrícola (Feagri) da Unicamp e Embrapa Suínos e Aves.
Another highlight will be the presentation of the "Model Farms for Poultry and Pigs". An exclusive showroom where trends and innovations in products, from equipment maintenance and the ambience extractors, feeders and drinkers, floors and heaters that help control authoring environment of animals will be presented.
AveSui will take place together with Bioenergy and Biomass Fair and AveSui Animal Rendering that will bring to the show the effectiveness of the union between the agricultural sector and renewable energy with cases of integration between the protein chain, power generation and environmental protection.