RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From emergency to warning. Three subsectors of the Santa Cruz production apparatus - poultry farmers, pig farmers and dairy farmers - are warning of a short-term disruption in the supply of chicken and pork, as well as eggs and milk, due to a shortage of corn in the local market. The yellow grain is fundamental and overarching in the animal nutrition of the aforementioned branches of production.
According to the president of the Association of Poultry Breeders of Santa Cruz (ADA), Omar Castro, the lack of corn and the high cost of this commodity in the traditional . . .