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JBS to make further acquisition with Cargill pork business

Cargill is to sell its Wichita-based pork business to JBS USA Pork, for a proposed $1.45 billion.

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Dawn Meats looks to double in size following Elivia acquisition approval

Irish processor Dawn Meat’s deal to acquire almost half of French farming cooperative Terrena’s beef processing division, Elivia, has been given the green light by the European Commission.

Iran launches poultry exports to Russia

The first two Iranian companies have received approval to export poultry products to Russia, according to Hooman Fathi, director-general, Bureau of International Affairs and Specialised Organisations at Iran’s Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture.

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New chairman elected for EU sheepmeat group

The National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU UK) Charles Sercombe has been elected as chairman of Copa and Cogeca’s Sheepmeat Working Party.