The city of ES has the largest number of chickens in the country; there are 336 birds for each resident

The city of ES has the largest number of chickens in the country;  there are 336 birds for each resident

Santa Maria de Jetibá, in the Serrana Region of Espírito Santo, is the second city with the largest number of chickens and the largest egg producer in the country. Ten cities in the state have more birds than inhabitants, according to IBGE data. According to IBGE data, Santa Maria de Jetibá, in ES, is the second largest producer of chickens in Brazil Mariana Nedelcu/REUTERS Archive The popular saying is firm in saying that “from grain to grain the chicken fills its crop”, but imagine having to feed 336 birds? This would happen in Santa Maria de Jetibá, in the Serrana Region of Espírito Santo, if the more than 14 million chickens that exist in the municipality were divided among each resident of the city. According to a survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the municipality of Espírito Santo is the second largest producer of chickens in Brazil, with exactly 14,001,686 birds. The city is second only to Cascavel, in Paraná, with more than 20 million of these animals. Share via WhatsApp Share via Telegram And, if where there are chickens, there are eggs, the municipality also stands out in this production. Despite having the second largest population of chickens, Santa Maria de Jetibá leads the national ranking of egg production. There are 339.5 million dozens produced per year. The data comes from the Municipal Livestock Survey carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), released in 2021, the most recent official figures. 📲 Join the g1 ES community on WhatsApp and receive our news As the number of residents of Santa Maria, according to the 2023 Census, is 41,636 inhabitants, if the city’s more than 14 million birds were divided so equality among the municipal population, it would be enough for every Santa Maria resident to have 336 chickens at home. Giant roosters sold for up to R$6,000 measure more than one meter and have Until September 2023, according to the Association of Poultry Farmers of the State of Espírito Santo (Aves), all these animals were produced by around 110 producers who, together, have 125 properties dedicated to poultry farming. Chickens produced in Santa Maria de Jetibá also represent 92% of production in Espírito Santo, which is in 7th place in the national ranking, with 15,644,290 heads. The country produces, on average, 255.6 million of these birds. The IBGE animal census also highlighted that, like Santa Maria de Jetibá, eight other cities in Espírito Santo have more chickens than inhabitants. They are: Cities in ES that have more chickens than inhabitants How to feed so many chickens? Another curiosity is about the inputs to feed so many birds. According to the Association of Poultry Farmers of the State of Espírito Santo (Aves), the municipality consumes around 35 thousand tons of corn per month and around 15 thousand tons of soybean meal per month. What about egg production? Question of the day – Who came first: the egg or the chicken? Where there are chickens… there are eggs! Still according to the IBGE Census, it is not just chicken production that stands out. When it comes to eggs, the municipality of Santa Maria de Jetibá is the country’s main producer, with 339.5 million dozen per year. Find out how to differentiate types of chicken eggs Reproduction/RPC According to the Association of Poultry Farmers of the State of Espírito Santo (AVES), 97% are white eggs and 4.5% are red eggs. READ ALSO: The chicken or the egg: Do ChatGPT and Bard know which came first? See the answer in the VIDEO The executive director of Aves, Nélio Hand, further explained that the city achieved this production due to some factors, such as the influence of the Pomeranian culture, in addition to the topography and climate that favor issues of health and ambience for the animals “Production in the municipality has had a very important development in recent decades and the need to create alternative means at the time of purely agricultural production, made producers 60 years ago look for ways to produce manure. As a result, the first productions brought of Rio de Janeiro. Together, there was also egg production, which became the main means of the local economy,” said Nélio. Also according to the director of Aves, egg production in Santa Maria de Jetibá is not just in Espírito Santo. “The municipality’s egg production is mainly destined for the Rio de Janeiro market, absorbing 41%, followed by the local market, with 21%, Minas Gerais, with 9%, and 23% to Bahia. The remainder goes to some markets of the Northeast and Central-West regions”, he explained. 68 cities in Espírito Santo with more residents than chickens Vitória, capital of ES Luciney Araujo/Rede Gazeta While Santa Maria de Jetibá dominates the production of chicken and eggs in Espírito Santo, the IBGE survey showed that the majority of municipalities in Espírito Santo are below this reality. According to the institute, 69 cities have more inhabitants than chickens. One of the highlights is precisely Vitória, which has only 107 chickens counted. The number of inhabitants of the capital is 322,869. Marataízes, on the South Coast of Espírito Santo, also does not have an economy focused on poultry farming. Despite having a number of residents similar to that of Santa Maria de Jetibá (41,929), only 393 chickens were recorded in the city. 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