The plan also calls for shifting operations to the production and sale of fresh beef from processed beef, which Argentines aren’t buying. ‘We cannot keep producing a product that has no client’, Batista said.
He added that JBS can continue to serve their processed beef customers through production at similar plants in Brazil and sell what would be exports of fresh beef to Argentina’s domestic market.
On May 7 Argentina’s government imposed a new measure capping beef exports in an effort to ensure domestic supplies.