São Paulo, October 31, 2019 – The Brazilian Association of Nelore Breeders (ACNB) and the Northern Brazil Association of Nelore Breeders (ACNNB) have announced the results of the Nelore Quality Circuit stage held at the Friboi’s Marabá (PA) plant. The event assessed 766 animals (males and females) from 17 breeders.
“82.6% of males had up to four permanent incisor teeth and 92.1% of them weighed over 18 arrobas. Among the females, 61.9% had up to 2 permanent incisor teeth and an average weight of 14.2 arrobas”, said Gustavo Callejon, technical advisor at the ACNB.
After the Circuit assessment, the Gold medal award for best male carcass lot went to Agropecuária Santa Bárbara Xinguara. Gapucha Aropcuária Ltda won Silver and Lazaro Gonçalves Barbosa took Bronze.
The best female carcass lot went to Márcio Libório Feitosa Arraes. Juliano de Melo Gomes took Silver. Júlio César Silva Campos finished with Bronze.
The gold medal winners received 500 kilos of Matsuda mineral supplements which will be delivered to their farms by the company’s technical experts.
Nelore Quality Circuit
The Nelore Quality Circuit, which is organized by the Brazilian Association of Nelore Breeders (ACNB), supports and promotes pure-bred meat and genetics to help increase productivity for Brazilian cattle farmers. The initiative gauges producers’ results based on their local environment and production system.
First held in 1999, this year’s circuit, which is also sponsored by Matsuda Sementes e Nutrição Animal, has grown to include 26 stages across 10 states. The Circuit should assess a record 20 thousand carcasses by the end of the year.
For more information, visit: www.nelore.org.br/circuitonelore.
Friboi – the JBS beef business unit – has over 40 years’ experience and revolutionized the market by decommoditizing Brazilian beef and building a leading brand. The Company owns some of Brazil’s best known beef brands and has a broad product portfolio with the Company’s own name brand and market leader Friboi, as well as Maturatta Friboi, Do Chef Friboi, Reserva Friboi, 1953 Friboi and Swift Black, targeting a variety of different markets. As part of its focus on certified sourcing and food quality and safety, from animal welfare to end product delivery, Friboi has implemented best sustainability practices across the entire value chain and constantly monitors its cattle suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced farm maps and official government figures. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and currently has 35 production plants in Brazil.
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