South America

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.

Marel said it saw 'great' long-term potential in Brazil's meat industry

Marel taps into Brazil with Sulmaq acquisition

By Oscar Rousseau

Marel will acquire Brazilian meat processing solutions provider Sulmaq for an undisclosed sum as it sees “growth potential” in South America’s food production industry. 

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.

NH Foods has been described as one of the world's leading food processors

NH Foods buys stake in Uruguay beef business

By Oscar Rousseau

Japanese meat processor Nipponham Foods (NH Foods) has made its second move in South America through a multi-million dollar takeover of Breeders & Packers Uruguay (BPU). 

Wellard's floating farm the M/V Ocean Shearer can ship 75,000 sheep or 20,000 cattle

Huge livestock carrier gains export approval

By Oscar Rousseau

A ship owned by livestock exporter Wellard, capable of transporting 75,000 sheep, has been granted a certificate to start shipping live animals from Australia.

Carr's will be finishing work on its feed block plant in Silver Springs, Nevada

Carr’s looks at investment plans

By Aidan Fortune

Agricultural and food business Carr’s Group has set out extensive global growth plans following its full-year results.