Over the past three years, the number of non-standard carcasses has fallen 36 percentage points in the region
São Paulo, August 8, 2017 – Based on the Quality Ranking, a program that classifies carcasses for slaughter in three categories: Green (good), Yellow (acceptable) and Red (poor), the states of Rondônia and Acre have shown a significant improvement over the past three years. In addition to the 22% increase in the number of animals slaughtered during this period, units in both regions have been noted for the drop in carcasses classified in the Red category, which has fallen by almost half, from 24% in 2016 to 12.5% in 2017. The drop is even bigger compared with 2015, with a 36% percentage point reduction (from 48.5% in 2015 to 12.5% in 2017).
The region has also made considerable progress in the Yellow category: up from 45% in 2015, to 67% in 2016 and 77% in 2017. The Green category is also showing constant evolution, rising from 6% in 2015, to 9% in 2016 and 10% in 2017. These results encourage livestock breeders in Rondônia and Acre to continue adopting technologies and taking opportunities to achieve the desired carcass standard.
For the first time, the Vilhena (RO) unit has been processing animals under the Certified Angus Meats protocol, which also uses tool like the Quality Ranking. 270 half-blood castrated males and heifers were slaughtered.
“This is a big step for JBS because this an additional plant that has now been certified to produce Angus cuts. It has been a rewarding experience. All the animals are high quality producing raw materials used to develop our value added products”, explained Bruno Brainer, regional Sourcing manager.
Under the certified slaughter regime, breeders have an opportunity to produce better and get paid for their results, based on the certification and carcass quality parameters, such as weight, fat finish, etc. “Producers are encouraged to achieve good production performance levels and in return, can be paid a bonus of up to R$ 13 per arroba”, said Brainer.
The next slaughter is scheduled for the first half of September and the company already has plans for the future. “We expect to increase the number of producers who comply with the protocol and the volume of animals slaughtered. The entire team is working towards increasing the quality of animals at JBS corrals throughout the country”, added Fabio Dias, Livestock Breeder Relations director.
Breeders who would like to be involved with Angus certified slaughter should contact the person responsible for cattle procurement in their region for further information.
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