Beef production in Brazil and Argentina continued to rise in the first half of this year.
Figures produced by agribusiness consultancy Safras & Mercado show that production in Brazil rose 3.6% to 4.2 million tonnes in the six months to the end of June, compared with the same period last year. In Argentina, production rose 3.8% over the same period to 1.5 million tonnes.
Exports of beef from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay rose to 2.26 million tonnes between January and August this year, compared with one million tonnes in the same period last year.