All news articles for January 2019

BRF has concluded the sale of its Varzea Grande estate to Marfrig Global Foods

news in brief

BRF completes Várzea Grande deal

By Aidan Fortune

South American producer BRF has announced that its deal to sell its Várzea Grande estate to Marfrig Global Foods has completed.

Credit: Aussie Farms website

AMIC slams Aussie Farms’ ‘irresponsible’ website

By Ashley Williams

The Australian Meat Industry (AMIC) has called for animal activist group Aussie Farms to shut down its website after they published a satellite map showing hundreds of farm and abattoir locations across Australia.

China has been one of the worst nations affected by the disease

China culls over 900,000 pigs since ASF outbreak

By Ashley Williams

China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has revealed that it has culled 916,000 pigs since the beginning of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in August 2018.

UK post-Brexit imports will be treated the same as they are currently under EU legislation

New Zealand and UK secure trade links with veterinary deal

By Aidan Fortune

The Meat Industry Association (MIA) and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) have welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that a Veterinary Agreement between the UK and New Zealand has been signed.

Self-monitoring systems could eventually be available to Brazilian meatpackers

Brazil eyes self-monitoring systems for meatpackers

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristina Dias has revealed in an interview with international news organisation Reuters that the Brazilian Government is in negotiations to implement a self-monitoring system for meatpackers.