All news articles for June 2017

Zimbabwe's $300 million agricultural plan has received a mixed response

Mixed response to Zimbabwe livestock development plan

By Ceaser Mhukahuru, in Harare

The Zimbabwe government’s plan to roll out a $300 million (m) livestock development programme aimed at resuscitating the country’s ailing meat production sector has prompted mixed reactions from industry experts.

JBS has restructured following the corruption scandal earlier this year

JBS changes structure after corruption scandal

By Rod Addy

Beleaguered Brazilian meat giant JBS has created an executive committee to advise its board directors as it seeks to distance itself from the government corruption scandal that has rocked Brazil. 

The President of Belarus has proposed that farming take place at Chernobyl

Belarus’ president pushes for farms in Chernobyl exclusion zone

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the country’s government to prepare a decree allowing agricultural activity, including the building of poultry, pig and cattle farms, in an area of the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl power...

Irish poultry processor Manor Farm is to be taken over by Scandi Standard

Scandi Standard to buy Irish poultry firm

By Aaron McDonald

Nordic chicken group Scandi Standard has a reached an agreement to purchase Ireland’s largest chicken processor, Manor Farm, for €94 million (m). 

South Africa has warned its exported could be affected by the bird flu outbreak

South Africa hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has been hit with its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8 strain, which devastated Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

BHSL plans to complete further takeovers moving forwards

BHSL wastes no time with Hydro acquisition

By Oscar Rousseau

Irish agri-tech business BHSL has acquired Hydro International for an undisclosed sum, wasting no time in implementing a strategy to strengthen its ability to generate energy from poultry manure.

A 2015 study found evidence of modern-day slavery in Brazil's agriculture sector

Self-regulation to fight Brazilian slavery called for

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s agribusiness industry should adopt a strategy of self-regulation to eradicate modern-day slavery, according to a United Nations agency official leading anti-slavery work in South America’s largest country.

Poultry processor Sága Foods aims to increase exports of chicken products

Hungarian meat firm to invest in packaging, processing

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Hungarian poultry processor Sága Foods Zrt to spend about HUF 600 million (€2 million) this year to expand and modernise the meat processing and packaging capacities of its facilities, according to senior company representatives.