Brazil

Brazil boasts the second largest cattle herd in the world, and exports more than a million head of slaughter cows per year

Brazil overturns short-lived cattle export ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian government has overturned a two-day injunction on live cattle exports, imposed after animal activists claimed cows shipped thousands of miles abroad faced cruel treatment upon arrival.

The Fairplay Movement: frozen Brazilian chicken may be thawed, reworked and refrozen before reaching South Africans

Brazil hits back at 'health risk’ chicken claim

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) is “appalled” by allegedly defamatory remarks made by South Africa’s Fairplay Movement on the quality of Brazil’s chicken.

Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

DAT-Schaub CEO Jan Roelsgaard has eyes on more acquisitions in 2018

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Brazil ‘scandals’ no concern, says DAT-Schaub CEO

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian corruption and food safety scandals do not alarm leading natural casings supplier DAT-Schaub, which aims to double the profits of four South American firms it acquired this week.

Former JBS chairman Joesley Batista resigned in May amid a corruption probe

Brazil tape may have 'repercussions' for Batista

By Oscar Rousseau

Prosecutors have claimed a taped conversation between billionaire tycoon and former chairman of JBS Joesley Batista and another witness threatens the terms of a leniency deal that plunged Brazil’s President into chaos.

Wesley Batista is the billionaire CEO of JBS

JBS rival Minerva Foods closes $300m takeover

By Oscar Rousseau

Downsizing at the world’s biggest meatpacker JBS is fully under way after its rival, Minerva Foods, closed a $300m acquisition of beef assets in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Brazil's pork exports are falling, in spite of rising Russian imports

Russia buys Brazilian pork due to lack of choice

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

JBS will now proceed with its $300 asset sale to Brazilian rival Minerva

Court lifts JBS asset freeze

By Oscar Rousseau

JBS has had its ban on the sale of assets to rival Minerva lifted by a Brazilian court, as the world’s largest meatpacker copes with the fallout from a corruption scandal.