Brazilan company Seara Foods, one of the world's largest producers and exporters of poultry meat, set out its plans to increase production from 140 thousand to 300 thousand chickens/day.
The plans were explained to agriculture Secretary Eduardo Salles, while he visited the premises of the company's feed mill, refrigerator and integrated poultry operations in Feira de Santana and São Gonçalo dos Campos.
In order to achieve this goal, Seara plans to invest about R$3 million (USD$1.5 million) in equipment for the expansion of its feed mill, with the structural part is already done.
Furthermore, the integrated producer need to modernize their farms planning on later this year adopting an operating system called dark-house which provides increased productivity and greater profitability.
Another bottleneck in the companys expansion is the instability of corn prices purchased from the West region, for the production of feed. Everyday Seara uses 360 tonnes of maize and 150 tonnes of soybeans.
The Secretary, on this subject, suggested the installation of shopping centers and grain storage in the western region, and especially in the northeast of the state, in Paripiranga.
Other parties who also participated in the visit included, the director general of the Defense Agency Agriculture Bahia (Adab), Paul Émile Torres, Director of Inspection, Adriano Bouzas, the coordinator of Special Projects Rafael Mendes, the vice-president of the Poultry Association Bahia and also president of the Association of Swine Bahia, Marcelo Placido.