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IFA urges EU to withdraw Brazilian beef from Mercosur talks

By Ashley Williams

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on the European Commission to pull the plug on Brazilian beef’s participation in the Mercosur agreement after “continually failing” to meet EU standards.

BRF have named Pedro Palentre as CEO and Lorival Nogueira Luz Junior as global chief operating officer

BRF undergoes management shake-up

By Ashley Williams

Brazilian meat firm BRF has named a new CEO and global chief operating officer amid plans to reverse its fortunes after a challenging year.

The Marfrig deal was criticised by US senators over food safety concerns

US fails in bid to stop National Beef Packing deal

By Ashley Williams

US senators have failed in its attempt to stop Marfrig Global Foods acquiring US processor National Beef Packing Company after the Brazilian firm received authorisation for the deal.

The pact aims to inform employees and stakeholders in Brazil of relevant anti-corruption laws

JBS pledges to public anti-corruption pact

By Ashley Williams

JBS has signed the Business Integrity and Anticorruption Pact, a public commitment undertaken by state-owned and private sector companies to spread best business practices and develop greater integrity across the market.

Kenya becomes the third country to import Brazilian poultry genetics materials this year

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Brazil expands poultry genetics market to Kenya

By Ashley Williams

Growing international demand for Brazil’s poultry genetic materials, such as fertile eggs and one-day old chicks, has led to another export deal with Kenya, Africa.

Several factors have been highlighted that could change the global beef market

Rabobank results: beef supply pressures build in global market

By Ashley Williams

US weather conditions, low Brazilian domestic export prices and changes to live cattle trading have all been highlighted as potential factors that could change the course of the global beef market, according to Rabobank Beef Q2 results.