Brazil

Brazil seeks easing of Indonesian beef restrictions

Brazil seeks easing of Indonesian beef restrictions

By Arief Fachrudin

The Brazilian government is calling on Indonesia to loosen policies on beef imports to allow its beef to enter the market, which has been long-dominated by Australian exporters.

Positive outlook for poultry markets

Positive outlook for poultry markets

By Melodie Michel

The global poultry sector is expected to benefit from positive market conditions and strong prices in the second quarter of 2012, a Rabobank report has revealed.

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

By Melodie Michel

Brazil and Argentina will face increased competition on the international poultry market now that the EU has announced it would lift its bird flu-related ban on raw chicken from Thailand on 1 July 2012, a report has said.

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

By Carina Perkins

When discussing meat's environmental impact, there is a tendency to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. But the production of soy for feed is also of major concern. Carina Perkins looks at the issues

Brazilian beef: The China of Latin America?

Brazilian beef: The China of Latin America?

By Lizzie Bonsall, research analyst, Promar International

The agricultural sector in Brazil remains critical to the overall economy per se at some 70% of GDP and employing around 30 million people.

Russia becomes top Brazilian pork importer

Russia becomes top Brazilian pork importer

By Melodie Michel

Russia has reclaimed its place as the first importer of Brazilian pork, representing 29.15% of the country’s exports in April, according to the Brazilian Association of Pork Producers and Exporters (ABIPECS).

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is considering banning all meat imports from Brazil and Argentina, due to their poor monitoring of quality compliance, the country’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has said.

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

By Carina Perkins

Brazil will be capable of supplying almost half of the world’s beef within 10 years, according to the Brazilian minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Jorge Mendes Ribeiro Filho.

Brazilian beef exports to reach US$6bn in 2012

Brazilian beef exports to reach US$6bn in 2012

By Melodie Michel

Exports of Brazilian beef are expected to reach US$6bn in 2012, up 20% from 2011 with a 10% increase in volume, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abiec).

Brazilian poultry: Interview with UBABEF president

Brazilian poultry: Interview with UBABEF president

By Melodie Michel

Francisco Turra, president of the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF), talks to GlobalMeatNews about the state of the industry, exports, and the anti-dumping levy imposed in South Africa.

Sustainable meat production in Brazil

Sustainable meat production in Brazil

By Melodie Michel

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Brazilian Association of Beef Exporters (ABIEC) discuss the environmental progress made in Brazilian livestock production, and the challenges ahead.