Livestock slaughtering statistics represents the end of the cattle production process and the beginning of the meat processing. Beef is produced in the Rio Grande do Sul’s state meat processing plants under three different levels of meat inspection: federal, state and municipal, each of them suiting specific markets. Analyzing Rio Grande do Sul’s livestock slaughter numbers enables us to understand the importance and efficacy of the local cattle production systems, the amounts produced and the availability of meat and by-products for the internal and external markets, among other possible aspects.
This dashboard shows the animals that are moved for slaughter, as informed by both the cattle producers (the sellers) and the abattoirs (the buyers) to the local Animal and Plant Health Office. All animal movements are controlled by the “Animal Movements Form” (GTA in Portuguese), managed by the Animal and Plant Health Surveillance System, which is held by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Rio Grande do Sul.