Brazil

Brazil US talks make little progress

US inspection offer to Brazil ‘insufficient’

By Michelle Perrett

Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias has said that the US agreement to conduct further inspections on the country’s meatpacking system was an “insufficient gesture”.

Cristina said that Brazil had fulfilled US demands regarding the quality of Brazilian products

Brazil eyes re-opening US market for beef

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has revealed it will travel to the US to discuss re-opening the market for Brazilian beef.

The deal was formed to expand its operations in the United States

Marfrig-National Beef jointly acquire Iowa Premium

By Ashley Williams

Brazilian meat firm Marfrig Global Foods has acquired a majority stake in US beef processor Iowa Premium for $150m, which will be incorporated into its other US-owned business National Beef.

The management team described 2018 as BRF’s “most challenging” in the past ten years

BRF experiences another tough year

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian processor BRF underwent another year of a less than stellar financial performance following a litany of factors.

JBS will have a strong presence at this year's Gulfood show in Dubai

JBS targets Arab market with Seara range

By Aidan Fortune

Processor JBS is hoping to unlock the potential of the growing Arab market with a strong presence at this year’s Gulfood show in Dubai.

Brazilian beef promotion scheme

JBS’ Friboi expands quality beef scheme

By Aidan Fortune

JBS brand Friboi and the Association of Nelore Breeders of Brazil (ACNB) have agreed to work together to grow the Nelore Natural Quality Program.

Brazil said the move

Brazil set to export live cattle to Malaysia

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has revealed it is set to export its live bovine animals for slaughter to Malaysia following an approval from the Brazilian embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

The US and Brazil has high hopes for the pork market despite the threat of ASF

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Promising pork prospects despite ASF woes

By Ashley Williams

The Brazilian and US market is feeling optimistic about the growth of its pork industry during 2019 despite the threat of African swine fever (ASF) hanging over most pig producers.

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

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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.