Brazil

The decision to buy pork from Brazilian company JBS has angered US farmers

USDA pork purchase slammed by farmers

By Aidan Fortune

The US Government’s decision to purchase pork from Brazilian firm JBS using funds earmarked for American producers has been criticised by the National Farmers Union (NFU).

BRF has sold its final Argentina asset Campo Austral

BRF sells off final Argentina asset

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian meat processor BRF has concluded the sale of its Argentina-based subsidiary Campo Austral for US$35.5m.

Poultry market tipped for return to growth in 2019

analysis

China holds key to global poultry market

By Aidan Fortune

China and its international relationships could be the driving force behind growth in the global poultry market in 2019 as it comes out of what has been described as one of the most turbulent years in decades.

After inspections, Chile authorised the market opening of Brazilian beef

Chile opens up market for Brazilian beef

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has agreed a deal with Chile to export frozen and fresh beef from its Mato Grosso do Sul state.

Fresh beef exports reached US$521.7m, with over 130,570 tonnes traded in November

Brazilian beef drives successful November exports

By Ashley Williams

Growing demand from international markets for Brazilian beef has resulted in soaring export figures throughout November, according to data from the Agribusiness Trade Balance.

The move is part of Marfrig's growth plans across South America

Marfrig taps ‘opportunity for growth’ in double BRF deal

By Ashley Williams

Brazilian meat processor Marfrig Global Foods is set to strengthen its position in South America with the acquisition of BRF’s Argentina arm QuickFood, as well as taking over meat production at two BRF Brazilian units.

Tomazoni has more than 35 years’ experience in senior positions in the food industry

New JBS chief executive announced

By Aidan Fortune

The board of directors of international meat processor JBS has unanimously elected Gilberto Tomazoni as the company’s new global chief executive officer.

The international beef sector may benefit from the rise of African Swine Fever

analysis

Beef to benefit from African Swine Fever epidemic

By Aidan Fortune

New reports of incidents of African Swine Fever (ASF) are being reported on a daily basis, with China and Belgium both being hit by the virus in recent weeks. However, the rising number of incidents is having a positive knock-on effect on other proteins,...

JBS paid tribute to its Brazilian units for its successful sales quarter

Higher meat prices hike up JBS’ domestic sales

By Ashley Williams

JBS’ Brazilian units have been highlighted in the company’s positive third quarter results, as consolidated net revenue grew by 20.1% in comparison to last year.