PDF | On Jan 1, , L. Grisi and others published Reassessment of on IBGE () and Anualpec (INFORMA ECONOMICS FNP, ). ). In Brazil, bovine cattle (especially beef) are raised mostly in .. which accounts for % of calves produced in Brazil (ANUALPEC. Currently, the adoption rate of feedlot finishing and supplementation is around 10 % of the total herd (Anualpec, ), i.e., 90% of cattle is.

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Thus, the low beef cattle productivity index becomes the big problem of emission of greenhouse gases. Mitig Adapt Strat Gl. Cluster and canonical discriminant analyses were performed to further highlight differences between regions in terms of cattle production. Cattle numbers grew in all regions over the period studied Table 1. The maps showed that this movement tends to be gradual, with few regions showing high acceleration or deceleration rates.

This demonstrates that the change in land use for livestock immediately repositions other agricultural activities. The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Environmental, land-use and economic implications of Brazilian sugarcane expansion ā€” This reflects the differences in production aims and market opportunities in the two production chains.

In the northern region, because the original herd was small, the initial acceleration ā€” was high with the migration of cattle production from other regions, but in numeric terms, the herd size has only become expressive within the last 10 years.

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Land-saving approaches and beef production growth in Brazil. Importantly, these clusters do not indicate the same group of municipalities in the two analyses. Nevertheless, productivity grew by only 2. Received Jun 1; Accepted Nov This explains the movement of the cattle herd to the northern states of Brazil, as the land that had been previously occupied by livestock now produces soybeans and corn.


Use of satellite images for geographical localization of livestock holdings in Brazil. This may explain some of the results found in the present study.

Technological developments in beef cattle production enabled Brazil to achieve an outstanding position in the international beef market.

Published online Jan The total productivity factor show that technological growth in the agribusiness sector in Brazil was 4. Skip to main content.

Between and stocking rates and productivity increased from 0. Thus, production systems previously based on the complete cycle now lack conditions for fattening cattle, due to limitations of the pasture, a reduction in available physical space and logistics for the new region. This anualec in the north can be observed from the early s Fig 2Eā€”2G ; however, this reduction is a more recent phenomenon.

Land-saving approaches and beef production growth in Brazil. Environmental factors that affect sheep production in Brazil. However, these results indicate that the potential migration of cattle production reached further than the neighboring expansion regions. Table 4 Cluster of Brazilian municipalities according to the acceleration of growth in the number of cattle Standard error anhalpec the percentage of the total herd over the 5-year period. Thus, future studies should incorporate variables related to the expansion of crops, income from plant products, average area of farms, different specializations in cow-calf, growth and completion of production systems and density of cattle in different regions of Brazil.


Moreover, the emergence of integrated production systems called Crop-Livestock Integration and Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration can create new conditions for ranchers to avoid the migratory cycles for livestock production. Thus, agricultural productivity must keep pushing cattle ranching to occupy new frontiers.

Dynamics of Cattle Production in Brazil

The most expressive growth was initially observed in the Northeast and Midwest regions, which sustained this growth over the period; however, this growth has been slower in recent years Table 2. Cattle production in Brazil from to was spatialized, and the annual midpoint of production was calculated.

These states anuqlpec where the main structure for export of slaughtered animals is located, and they are also the main centers for completing feed-lots, which explains the fact that even with a reduction of the herd, anualpev remain the leading exporters of meat. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Discriminant canonical analyses were used to identify regions and municipalities that behaved in a different manner. Cattle numbers by region in Brazil ā€” with error bars. Therefore, a positive correlation between pasture, deforestation and cattle growth rate had existed in these Amazonian regions.