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"Minerva Day" event, held in São Paulo (SP)
ply and demand for beef favors Brazilian access to new import markets, which was already seen in 2016 with the opening of the North Ameri- can market to fresh beef from Brazil.
E ciency Programs
Minerva Foods has increased its slaughter ca- pacity through strategic acquisitions in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Colombia. Incorpo- ration of business added di erent operating procedures and technologies, which required standardization of processes. In this sense, ef-  ciency programs were created that not only minimize the volatility of operating results, but also contribute to driving productivity, e cien- cy and the yield of operations.
White Bone (Osso Branco) – Aimed at in- creasing the yield of factories by making better use of the carcass, resulting in less product le  on the bone (hence the name).  is program was started in 2015 and consolidated in 2016 in Brazil. It will be extended to international units a er suitability studies are done.
Bible (Bíblia) –  e aim is to standardize operating processes at units and  nd opera- tional synergies. To do this, the project aims to identify best practices and make them univer- sal, with gains in productivity and e ciency, in addition to economic and  nancial bene-  ts.  ese practices are kept on record so as to facilitate adoption at units.
Winning Attitude (Atitude Campeã) –
Aimed at applying the initiatives and operating processes described in the Bible program, in addition to fostering innovations and spread- ing best internal practices, techniques and operations so that they are adopted across all units. Winning Attitude encourages healthy competition between units through  nancial rewards for the best performers.  e Compa- ny therefore extends the culture and spirit of "ownership" to each employee.
showing signs of a weaker supply of cattle and drops in production, favoring the South Amer- ican in the market.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the USA and Japan continue to lead imports, with China being not only a powerful importer, but also one of the countries where operations will tend to grow in 2017.
In relation to supply, Australia, one of the largest international suppliers of beef, should continue to see falling export volumes for the second year running, according to the USDA, as a result of falling production.  e imbalance between sup-

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