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Prospects look positive for meat production, according to OECD-FAO report

Growth in livestock production and low feed grain prices look to be on the cards for the meat industry over the next decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook...

FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....

US opens market for fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina

Fourteen Brazilian states have been granted access to the US market for fresh beef (chilled or frozen), following a 15-year period of trade restrictions.

Beef prices weaken during first third of year

Global beef prices have weakened during the first four months of 2015, following a period of record high prices. However, it’s unlikely prices will continue to fall as beef supply...

Brazil hopeful about new markets

Brazil is making progress in its mission to lift import embargoes for its meat around the world.

Marfrig’s Moy Park subject of sale to JBS

Brazil-based Marfrig Global Foods is to sell poultry business Moy Park Holdings Europe to fellow food giant JBS SA, for approximately US$1.5bn.

End of gestation crates for JBS SA

JBS SA, which owns Seara, Brazil’s second largest pork producer, has revealed plans to phase out of the use of gestation crates for breeding sows by 2016. 

Russia restricts South American meat imports

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has recently introduced restrictions on beef imports from several Brazilian companies and has refused entry of a large shipment of meat from Paraguay.

Brazilian food giant reports progress in pledge to preserve Amazon

Brazilian food processing giant JBS, which has publicly pledged not to purchase cattle from ranches responsible for deforestation inside the Amazon Biome region, has reported that of 12,221 sales in...

Search is on for World’s Best Steak

A new international competition, from the team behind GlobalMeatNews, launches today (5 June) - the World Steak Challenge.

Impact of avian flu set to continue throughout 2015

The global trade and price of poultry is likely remain under pressure for the remainder of this year, due to the fallout from avian influenza outbreaks across the world.

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Brazilian beef prices see annual fall

Excess supply and the fall of the Brazilian real against the US dollar has forced Brazilian beef prices down by 13% year-on-year, making exports more competitive, according to UK-based commodities...

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Brazilian beef plants approved by China after reopening of market

Brazil can once again start exporting beef to China after the final "bureaucratic procedures" were overcome following an agreement last year to end the near-three year ban.

Brazilian fresh beef exports to US move ever closer

Brazil could soon be exporting fresh meat to the USA, the chief executive of Brazilian meat processor JBS said this week.

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Brazil Foods expands in Argentina

An opening ceremony was held for the expanded Brazil Foods (BRF) facility in Baraderos, Argentina, earlier this week.

Pig and poultry meat to push up global production

World meat production is expected to increase by 1.3% this year, to 318.7 million tonnes (mt) according to the new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

Brazilian beef industry keen to reduce Amazon rainforest destruction

The rise in "zero deforestation agreements" in Brazil has notably influenced the behaviour of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell, according to new research by the University of...

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Marfrig ups revenue by 23% in Q1 2015

Marfrig Global Foods increased its net revenue by 23% in the first three months of 2015, to R$5.9bn (US$1.96bn).

Russia restricts meat imports from Brazil and Paraguay

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has temporarily suspended imports of meat products from two companies in Brazil, and one in Paraguay.

Reduction seen in global pork prices

Strong supply coupled with weak demand has seen pork prices fall, putting pressure on producers’ profit margins.

Global beef export forecast revised upwards

World beef export predictions for 2015, made last October by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have been revised to nearly 3% higher to a record 10.2 million tons (mt).

Myanmar opens its doors to high-quality meat imports from Brazil, Japan and US

Myanmar will soon be importing more high-quality pork and beef products following discussions in March between Myanmar’s Meat Industry Board and representatives of meat producers from the USA, Japan and...

JBS posts record revenue for 2014

Global meat giant JBS more than doubled (+119.6%) its net income during 2014, with profits amounting to R$2.04bn.

Global antimicrobial use forecast to rise more than 60%

Antimicrobial consumption in food animals is predicted to increase by as much as 67% by 2030 to more than 105,000 tons, according to a new research paper .

China police continue crackdown on beef smuggling

China has been cracking down on beef smuggling, with a string of arrests being announced by police.