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15 April 2013
View news from Brazil First Quarter Agribusiness Exports Up
BRAZIL – Agribusiness exports increased 6 per cent year on year for the first quarter of 2013. ...
12 April 2013
View news from Brazil Brazil Ups Bid for FMD-free Status
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has invested R$34.8 million over the last two years to guarantee seven states in the North Region and Para are Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) disease free with vaccination. ...
08 April 2013
View news from Brazil Booming Domestic Market to Satisfy Production Supply
BRAZIL - According to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), the forecast increase in Brazilian beef production for the year ahead is expected to be consumed at home, write market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
05 April 2013
View news from Brazil Marfrig Sees Large Revenue and Profit Growth
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and poultry processor Marfrig has seen net revenue growth of 21.0 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter in 2011 and growth of 12.9 per cent in the whole year compared to 2011....
02 April 2013
View news from Brazil Supermarkets Sign Deal to Stop Amazon Destruction
BRAZIL – Supermarkets have taken a joint stance against meat raised in the Amazon rain forest, stating that meat from cattle farmed in these areas will be boycotted....
01 April 2013
View news from Brazil Brazil Moves Step Closer to FMD Free Status
BRAZIL – Seven states of north-eastern Brazil, including the Pará region, are to be foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) free by May this year....
View news from Brazil Pork, Beef, Dairy Output Increases Through 2012
BRAZIL – Data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography has confirmed a record breaking 2012 for cattle slaughter as well as growth in the pig sector....
27 March 2013
View news from Brazil Processing Zones Could Provide Solution for Disadvantaged Areas
BRAZIL – Export Processing Zones (EPZs) could offer huge trading opportunities for peripheral regions of Brazil looking to sell to international destinations....
26 March 2013
View news from Brazil JBS Credit Rating Upgraded by Moody’s
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and food processor JBS S.A. has been up-graded by the rating agency Moody’s from B1 to Ba3, with a stable outlook....
25 March 2013
View news from Brazil Fed Cattle Prices are Stable Compared to Early 2013
BRAZIL - The fed cattle trades continued in a slow pace at the end of the first fortnight of March, according to CEPEA, The Centre of Applied Economics. ...
15 March 2013
View news from Brazil JBS Sees Rise in Sales and Income
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processing giant JBS saw a 22.5 per cent rise in net revenue last year at R$75.7 billion, an increase of R$13.9 billion compared to 2011....
13 March 2013
View news from Brazil Brasil Foods Accelerates Growth
BRAZIL - Brasil Foods has reported net sales of R$28.5 billion for 2012 financial year, 10.9 per cent higher than posted in the preceding year, with a net income of R$813.2 million. ...
12 March 2013
View news from Brazil Analysts Project Negative Brazilian Protein Outlook
ANALYSIS - With greatest exposure to high grain prices, Brazilian pork and chicken sectors are expected to feel a greater squeeze this year as opposed to the more grass oriented beef sector....
View news from Brazil Ministry Presses for Welfare and Hygiene Changes
BRAZIL – Recent government efforts to improve animal welfare at transport and slaughter have been updated with a recent announcement of a new meat labeling scheme. ...
11 March 2013
View news from Brazil February Protein Exports up Year-on-year
BRAZIL – February meat exports have risen on 2012 figures with an overall increase of 29.3 per cent, a government report has revealed....
21 February 2013
View news from Brazil Agribusiness Boom Confirmed into 2013
BRAZIL - Exports from agriculture reached $96.66 billion from February 2012 to January 2013 meaning growth of 1.1 per cent over the previous year....
14 February 2013
View news from Brazil Change in Marfrig Board
BRAZIL - Ricardo Florence dos Santos has been elected as Chief Administrative and Financial Officer for Brazilian meat and poultry processor Marfrig Alimentos....
13 February 2013
View news from Brazil BSE Fears Allayed as OIE Maintain Health Status
BRAZIL – Trade embargoes on Brazilian beef imposed after a BSE false alarm will be lifted following maintenance of ‘negligible risk’ health status on Brazilian cattle. ...
15 January 2013
View news from Brazil Agribusiness Exports Hit All-time High in 2012
BRAZIL - Brazilian agribusiness exports amounted to US$ 95.81 billion last year, up 1 per cent from 2011, according to figures released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. The figure is an all-time high. ...
09 January 2013
View news from Brazil OIE Boss Calls for End to Brazilian Beef Bans
BRAZIL - The director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has called on countries banning imports of beef from Brazil, following the discovery of an atypical case of BSE last month, to lift the restrictions as soon as possible....
03 January 2013
View news from Brazil Sanitary Protocol Signed Between Brazil and Venezuala
BRAZIL – The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has signed a sanitary agreement to allow the continued export of live animals from Brazil to Venezuela....
27 December 2012
View news from Brazil Record Exports for Brazilian Beef
BRAZIL - Brazilian beef exports up to the second week of December reached $5.53 billion, ahead of the record levels of 2008, when exports hit $5.4 billion....
20 December 2012
View news from Brazil Ministry Intensifies Action to Allay BSE Fears
BRAZIL - Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) have met with 23 diplomats from 20 countries with agreements on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The...
View news from Brazil Ministry to Oversee Vaccine Development
BRAZIL – ARGENTINA - As part of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) action programme of the Mercosur group the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply will undertake an audit of vaccine development at the Biogenesis Laboratory in Buenos Aires on...
11 December 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Keeps BSE Status After Prion Protein Scare
BRAZIL - Brazil's 'negligible' Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) status has been retained after Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency tests confirmed a 2010 cell sample was free of BSE....
View news from Brazil Sales of Beef, Pork Increased 5.4 Per Cent in November
BRAZIL - Exports of fresh beef and pork had good results in November. The two products combined sold $ 523.6 million, a 5.4 per cent increase from the same month last year....
06 December 2012
View news from Brazil November Agricultural Exports Up on 2011
BRAZIL - Market results from the year so far show growth across agriculture with more pork, beef and corn being exported on the same period last year. ...
View news from Brazil Post Drought FMD Vaccinations Begin
BRAZIL - The annual foot and mouth (FMD) vaccination campaign has reached it second stage after adverse weather required a vaccination period extension in drought affected areas. ...
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