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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.

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Brazilian truck strike hits meat trade

Brazilian pork exports were down last month after supplies were unable to get to the ports due to a truck strike.

Poultry a key focus for Marfrig Global Foods in 2015

Taking advantage of the favourable global outlook for poultry, and the opening of new markets for Brazilian beef, are key focuses for Marfrig Global Foods in its strategy for 2015.

South Africa opens doors to Brazilian meat

The Brazilian government has received confirmation from the South African health authorities that it is to reopen the market for exports of boneless beef.

Marfrig achieves target revenue in 2014

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig Global Foods has achieved full-year revenue of R$21bn, as a favourable currency exchange and growth in exports pushed up sales across the business.

Brazil focuses on opening new markets in 2015

Following a record-breaking year of exports in 2014, Brazil is keen to drive this further by opening new markets this year.

Meat companies benchmarked in global animal welfare table

The likes of Cranswick, Tyson Foods and Vion feature relatively high up the rankings in the annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report.

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Global pig market expected to return to “something like normal”

While prices across Europe have been spiralling downwards, the global pork market is expected to return to "something like normal", except for the situation with Russia, according to Stephen Howarth,...

Future of global pork market in 2015 remains uncertain

Turbulence in the global pork market will continue throughout 2015, according to a new report by Rabobank.

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Marfrig CEO announces departure

Sergio Rial is to step down as chief executive officer of Marfrig Global Foods.

Brazil sees beef price hike towards end of 2014

A fall in production and increased demand led to an increase in the price of Brazilian beef at the back end of last year, according to Mintec.

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories to make the headlines this year. From Russia’s ban on meat imports in...

Avian influenza set to influence market next year

The continued impact of bird flu outbreaks and trade restrictions look set to dominate the poultry market next year, according to a new report by Rabobank.

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