Slaughter cuts a sound strategy

By Augusto Semmelroth

THE recent move by JBS to cut weekly lamb and sheep slaughter capacity on the back of “domestic and international market conditions” has hit the media channels like a bombshell. Many producers are now left wondering what the ramifications for prices will be going forward. This article assesses the potential drivers behind JBS’s decision, and further investigate the current supply and demand factors impacting the market.



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