Santa Catarina state intends to add lamb to its animal protein production leadership

Brazil's leading state in swine and poultry production now intends to increase sheep-raising, thus decreasing imports of this protein from neighboring countries and other Brazilian states, particularly the Northeast region.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In southern Brazil's landscape, with its araucaria pines, prairies, and a more marked temperate zone, sheep will always be there for the picture. But the reality is not quite like that any longer, at least in Santa Catarina. There is a shortage of sheep to satisfy the traditional appetite for ovine meat such as mutton and lamb.

The state, already the country leader in swine and poultry production, now intends to increase sheep-raising and cease being the largest importer of this protein source from neighboring countries and other states.

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