Ciência e Agrotecnologia
On-line version ISSN 1981-1829
CARRER, Celso da Costa et al. Some aspects of credit politics and development of the brazilian beef cattle industry. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.5, pp. 1455-1461. ISSN 1981-1829. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542007000500028.
This paper traces some of the aspects of the public financial resources destined to the Brazilian beef cattle industry, beyond searching subsidies for the understanding of the modernization process and development of this activity in the country. The relations of causes and effects during the historical process of conformation of the segment of the beef cattle of the country, were established, with the particularitities of the distribution of the rural credit being analysed. For the diagnosis of the current situation and the perspectives of the production of bovine meat in Brazil, the information on this activity was systematized in this work, in order to detect symptoms of changes in the technical base and marketing activity. The credit politics, that historically had its importance, must be substituted by alternative mechanisms for financing of the activity, where "hedged sales", advances in the production and productive partnerships will become the tonic of the segment.
Keywords : Beef Cattle; Rural Credit; Management; Technology.