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JBS buy sees it expand Australian presence

Processing giant JBS SA has acquired Australian ham and bacon company Primo Smallgoods Group for US$1.25 billion, through its subsidiary JBS Australia.

Brazil looking to push sanitary guarantees in export drive

The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (ABIEC) said its believes the "sanitary status guarantees" offered by the industry are key to its success, and it will look to reinforce...

Modest expansion predicted for global meat trade in 2015

Exports of beef, pork and broiler meat are expected to see a rise next year, according to the latest biannual report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service – Livestock and...

Brazil looks to ramp up beef production as global demand hots up

Brazil is planning to "step up the rapid intensification of its beef production sector", according to agricultural analyst Rabobank.

Mongolia looks to ramp up supplies to Russia following Putin visit

Mongolia is ready for a 10-fold increase in beef exports to Russia, following recent preliminary agreements reached during a September visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the country.

After-effects of PEDv and export bans see pork market cool

It will be a disappointing year for the EU pork industry, according to the latest quarterly report from Rabobank.

Russia accuses Brazil of overpricing meat supplies

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is concerned at the sharp increase in prices on livestock production supplied from Brazil.

Rabobank report gives positive new for global beef industry

Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly Q3 report provided "largely positive news" with global beef supply continuing to tighten.

Conference calls for responsible use of livestock antibiotics

The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam recently drew to a close, and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has appealed to those engaged in...

Experts lined up to speak at sustainable beef conference

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced “an impressive array” of sustainability experts to speak at its global conference on 2-5 November in São Paulo, Brazil.

SIAL to offer world tour of food trends

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a World Tour at SIAL, which promises to offer a window into the global food market.

Brazil’s beef exports to Russia soar

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and Australia, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries...

Bullish outlook for global poultry industry

Pricing across the global poultry market is expected to remain bullish, despite the recent Russian ban, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Brazilian beef production and exports expected to rise

Exports of Brazilian beef are predicted to rise by 10% next year, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report, by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

US, Europe and China key to Paraguay becoming world’s 5th beef exporter

Paraguay is now the world’s eighth top beef exporter, according to US government figures, ahead of meat superpowers such as Argentina (11th), but their aim is to be number five...

Japan’s poultry market could benefit from high beef and pork prices

With high market prices expected for beef and pork during the remainder of the year, Japan’s low-priced broiler meat could be at a competitive advantage, according to the latest Global...

Iran sees drop in meat imports

During 2013/14 meat imports to Iran fell by almost three times to 90,000 tonnes (t) and are expected to drop further this year, following the growth of the country’s own...

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JBS sees net income rocket

JBS has reported a 32% increase in net income, to R$29bn, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year.

Brazil looks set to benefit from Russia import ban

Brazil looks set to ramp up exports of meat to Russia after it imposed a 12-month ban on beef, pork and poultry imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and...

JBS subsidiaries to acquire Tyson Foods’ poultry businesses

Tyson Foods is to sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry business to JBS subsidiaries in a deal worth a total of $575 million.

China lifts Brazilian beef ban

Brazilian producers are hoping to recapture lost ground after China announced it was lifting its ban on the country’s beef, imposed following the discovery of BSE in 2012.

JBS Foods confirms Brazilian poultry acquisition

JBS Foods has signed a deal with Brazilian poultry firm Céu Azul Alimentos to acquire two processing plants in Guapiaçu and Itapetininga, Paulo, for approximately BRL$246m ($110m).

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup final - Russia v Brazil

What better way to follow the final of the FIFA World Cup yesterday with the final of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup.

Moy Park expands in Northern Ireland

Brazilian-owned poultry processor Moy Park is to create more than 600 new jobs following the creation of a new product development (NPD) centre in Northern Ireland.

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GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup - Brazil v US

Following the quarter finals of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, the competition is hotting up as we move into the semi-finals, where the winning teams from the last round are...