Farm discards eggs and chicks for lack of feed

Farm discards eggs and chicks for lack of feed

Throughout the country, especially in São Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina, there are already records of the death or loss of 64 million birds and chicks.

Chicks were discarded in landfillPromotion / Alvorada GroupDiscarding fertilized eggs and day-old chicks became routine in the farms after the nine-day trucker strike disrupted feed supplies.The Alvorada Group, from Itapetininga (SP), for example, which supplies broiler breeders for 70 meatpackers, has already eliminated 1 million chicks since the strike began and had a loss of R $ 4 million.Fernando Vieira, the company's veterinarian, explains that the chicks are discarded inside the hatching machine and then go to the landfill."We have 2 million housings housed, if we don't get the ration, we'll lose all that too."At Zanchetta Alimentos, in Boituva (SP), about 400,000 fertilized eggs were discarded and became fertilizer.The company made this decision to reduce chicken housing because it was cornered by its failure to deliver feed to 11.5 million poultry raised to over 400 integrated producers.The squad is valued at $ 50 million."We have no inputs to formulate rations," s...


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