Tamara Esteves de Oliveira, David Santos Freitas


This research aims to verify the municipalities where it might be interesting to invest in a local beef production in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), southern Brazil. The data analyzed combine the cattle units slaughtered and the estimated beef consumption in each municipality. These indicators were used to identify the capacity of each location to meet the local beef demand. This data were associated to the map of RS by the Quantum GIS 1.8 Lisboa software. The most prominent regions were located at the western frontier, at the southeast Campanha, and at the northeast mountain region of the State. The cattle units slaughtered produced at the municipalities of Aceguá, Pedras Altas, Machadinho, São Valentim, Quatro Irmãos and Sagrada Família is very high, surpassing the municipality’s capacity to absorb it. On the other hand, many municipalities have sufficient productions or little surplus to attend the local beef demand, such as Alegrete, in which a local beef production might benefit a higher number of small producers, but other municipalities also seem to have potential for assisting familiar farmers with this strategy such as Dom Pedrito, Bagé, Santa Maria and Pelotas.


Alternative food supply chain; Cattle; Product differentiation; Rural development; Short supply chain; Cadeias alternativas de fornecimentos de alimentos; Cadeia curtas de fornecimento; Desenvolvimento rural; Diferenciação de produtos

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17765/2176-9168.2017v10n2p312-341

Revista em Agronegócio e Meio Ambiente
Unicesumar, Maringá (PR), Brasil
Contato: naep@unicesumar.edu.br
ISSN 1981-9951 Impressa
ISSN 2176-9168 On-line

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