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Brazil and JBS

The production of soy is concentrated in South America and the US. Brazil, the US and Argentina account for 82% of the world's production.

South America is a major soy producing region. In 2019, Brazil surpassed the US and became the top soy producing country globally. Other major producing regions in South America are Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia - responsible for 55% of global soy production.

Over the past 30 years, Brazil’s soy production has increased sixfold, from 20 million metric tons per year to 125 million tons today. Most of the soy produced is exported to become feed for cattle, poultry, and pigs.

Nearly 33% of the soy produced in Brazil is processed internally and converted into animal feed. Another 63% will be exported un-processed, and almost all of it will be also crushed and transformed into animal feed abroad. Only 4% of the soy produced is destined for human consumption.

Global and domestic operations of JBS 

JBS is the world’s largest meat producing company, operating in Brazil, the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay and other countries.

Globally, JBS has:

  • 66 poultry slaughterhouses
  • 17 pig slaughterhouses
  • 83 animal feed mills