Brazilian meat packer Big Frango says that plans are underway to build a chicken meat producing complex in central-western Mato Grosso state.
The complex, which will consist of poultry farms, a fodder plant and a slaughterhouse, will be built in the municipality of Primavera do Leste.
Sergio Vrena, the company’s marketing director, says that the company was attracted to invest in the region because of the low soy and maize bean prices there.
In addition, the municipality offered to donate the area for the unit’s construction. The project will also receive financial support by Brazilian constitutional financing fund (FCO).
It is anticipated that the complex, which will create some 5,000 jobs in the region, will begin operations in the first half of 2009. Initially daily slaughter capacity is expected to be 500,000 birds. Some 70 pct of the output will be directed to Brazil’s domestic market, while the remaining will be directed to exports.
The company currently has four other chicken producing units, three in southern Parana state and one in southeastern Sao Paulo.