Argentina

Wesley Batista has stayed on at JBS but his brother, Joesely, has left

JBS to appeal blocked $300m asset sale

By Oscar Rousseau

JBS plans to launch an appeal after a Brazilian judge blocked its sale of meat firms in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to rival Minerva in a nine-figure deal.

JBS wants to reduce debt and shrink its leverage

JBS announces major asset sale to cover debt

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meatpacker JBS has put a string of its assets, including Northern Irish poultry firm Moy Park, up for sale to raise R$6bn ($1.8bn) to pay off debt.

Kerry Group's Fire & Smoke meat brand performed well in the UK

Healthy snacks drive Kerry Group's volume sales

By Oscar Rousseau

Ireland-based food giant Kerry Group reported volume growth across the board as demand for healthy snacks, including meat, drove sales at a time when consumer spending is tight.

State of the Industry: Global Meat 2017 provides exclusive data on trading trends

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

By Oscar Rousseau

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.