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History and Corporate Profile

Corporate Profile

Minerva Foods is one of the South American leaders in the production and sale of fresh beef and its byproducts, as well as live cattle exports, and it also maintains operations in the beef, pork and poultry processing segments. The Company operates 26 slaughterhouses, 11 of which in Brazil, six in Paraguay, three in Uruguay, five in Argentina and one in Colombia, with a combined slaughter capacity of 26,380 head of cattle per day. It also maintains a meat processing plant in Brazil - Minerva Fine Foods and two proteins processing plants located in the cities of Rosário and Pilar, in Argentina which are part of the Swift Argentina band, with capacity to process 162 and 55 ton/day, respectively. The Company exports to more than 100 countries in five continents through thirteen sales offices and operates 14 distribution centers, 9 of which in Brazil, one in Paraguay, two in Chile, one in Colômbia and one in Argentina.

Production Plants and Logistics

Minerva Foods’ deboning capacity is higher than its slaughter capacity, thereby ensuring flexibility in the production process, allowing it to process its own cattle, as well as carcasses acquired from third parties, thereby maximizing profitability, given that processing is the activity that adds most value to beef.

The Company’s 26 production units, as well as Minerva Fine Foods, are strategically located close to the main exporting ports and domestic markets, as well as its extensive network of cattle suppliers. The map below shows the geographical location of the Company’s industrial units and distribution centers, as well as its live cattle export office in Belém. .

Units Region Slaughtering
Araguaína TO 800 1,899
Barretos SP 840 1,677
Batayporã MS 900 1,266
Campina Verde MG 840 689
Goianésia GO 500 791
Janaúba MG 900 900
José Bonifácio SP 1,000 1,392
Mirassol D‘Oeste MT 1,100 1,100
Palmeiras de Goiás GO 2,000 2,532
Rolim de Moura RO 1,500 1,582
Várzea Grande MT 1,500 1,100
Assuncion (Friasa) Paraguay 700 823
Assuncion (Frigomerc) Paraguay 1,000 1,266
Assuncion (Expacar) Paraguay 600 600
Assuncion (JBS Paraguay) Paraguay 750 750
Belen (JBS Paraguay) Paraguay 1,500 1,500
San Antonio (JBS Paraguay) Paraguay 850 850
Canelones (Canelones S.A) Uruguay 900 850
Melo (Pul) Uruguay 1,400 949
Montevideo (Carrasco) Uruguay 900 900
Berazategui (JBS Argentina S.A) Argentina 900 500
Colonia Caroya (JBS Argentina S.A) Argentina 500 400
Pontevedra (JBS Argentina S.A) Argentina 700 500
Rosario (JBS Argentina S.A) Argentina 2,400 1,800
Venado Tuerto (JBS Argentina S.A) Argentina 550 500
Colombia (Red Cárnica) Colombia 850 850
Total 26,380 27,966

* head/day


Minerva Foods has been maintaining consistent and sustainable growth throughout the years, and its history highlights its experience in purchasing and transporting cattle and the beginning of its operations in the beef industry.

Contact IR

Phone : +55 (11) 3074-2444
E-mail: ri@minerva.com.br

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