February 11, 2008


Brazil's Sadia to ramp up production



Brazilian meatpacker Sadia SA (SDA) intends to increase production of chickens and pigs in Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, a Sadia press officer said Friday (11 February 2008).


Sadia plans to slaughter 160,000 chickens a day and 600 pigs a day by June via a partnership signed in January with a local meatpacker, Nicolini, in Nova Araca, she said.


Sadia produced a total of 752 million chickens and 4.4 million pigs in 2007.


No new investment would be needed for the boost in production, the press officer said.


In 2007, Sadia invested 1.1 billion reals (US$620 million) on its operations. For 2008, the company is planning to invest a total of BRL1.6 billion (US$903 million).


Sadia is one of Brazil's leading food companies and chicken exporters.