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New Zealand meat exporters have welcomed the possibility of reduced trade tariffs

New Zealand opens FTA talks with South America

By Oscar Rousseau

New Zealand has launched talks with four South American countries and red meat exporters to create a free trade agreement (FTA) in the wake of Donald Trump’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) exit.

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.

Coexca CEO Guillermo González, left, said the deal is an 'exciting' next step

Coexca to create 350 jobs after Danish investment

By Oscar Rousseau

A multi-million dollar investment in Chilean pork producer Coexca SA will create 350 jobs as the farmer-owned cooperative aims to double production amid booming Chinese import demand.

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.

Demand for pork and beef is Asia prevented meat prices from slipping into decline

Meat defies decline of global food prices

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

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