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15 May 2020
View news from Brazil Beef giant JBS reports steep first quarter losses as foreign exchange fluctuations erode bottom line
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA reported a steep 6 billion reais ($1.03 billion) net loss in the first quarter from foreign exchange impacts....
12 May 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil's JBS donates $120 million to combat COVID-19
As coronavirus infections hit more JBS meat packing plants in Brazil and the United States, the company announces it will donate 700 million reais ($120 million) to initiatives aimed combating the outbreak. ...
08 May 2020
View news from Brazil Abiec finds Brazil's 2020 beef exports steady despite pandemic
Brazil's 2020 beef exports will likely set a new record in terms of volume and value despite the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19. ...
05 May 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian officials warn of agriculture protectionism amid pandemic
According to a draft report obtained by Reuters, Brazilian officials expect the COVID-19 outbreak to spur a rise in global agricultural protectionism as countries attempt to secure national food supplies....
01 May 2020
View news from Brazil Nine meat processing plants in Brazil contend with coronavirus outbreaks
Health officials in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, report that coronavirus has spread to nine local meat processing plants....
30 April 2020
View news from Brazil Minerva sees increased US demand for beef amid COVID-19 closures
Brazil's Minerva SA, the largest beef exporter in South America, aims to increase foreign sales amid supply woes in large beef producing nations like the United States. ...
28 April 2020
View news from Brazil Marfrig resumes US beef sales amid COVID-19 disruptions
Brazilian meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has resumed sales of fresh beef from Brazil to the United States as the coronavirus epidemic restricts US beef supplies....
10 April 2020
View news from Brazil Egypt authorises 42 Brazilian meat plants for exports
According to a statement from Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry, Egypt has authorised 15 beef plants and 27 chicken plants for exports to Egypt....
03 April 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian meatpacker BRF on recruitment drive amid COVID-19 outbreak
BRF announces that it will hire an additional 2,000 workers in order to maintain production levels....
30 March 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef exports to China trend upward for March
China has resumed importing high quantities of Brazilian meat after slowing imports during the first two months of 2020....
27 March 2020
View news from Brazil Despite steady trade flows, JBS anticipates a drop in exports as coronavirus worsens
Meat packing giant JBS has said that the current pandemic could lead to container shortages, port disruptions and other logistical challenges....
26 March 2020
View news from Brazil JBS quarterly net income skyrockets by over 300 percent
Meat packing giant JBS SA reports quarterly net profit of 332 percent over the prior-year period, citing surging sales to China....
19 March 2020
View news from Brazil “Misled” shareholders of Brazil’s JBS seek over $270 million in damages
A group of shareholders in JBS SA began arbitration proceedings against the company, stating they were misled after the company’s IPE in Brazil back in 2007....
18 March 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian meatpacker Minerva SA suspends production at four facilities in response to coronavirus outbreak
Minerva SA will place workers on paid leave at four processing plants in Brazil....
13 March 2020
View news from Brazil Royal De Heus strengthens its position in Brazil by acquiring Cerrado Nutrição Animal
Royal De Heus signed an agreement acquiring Brazilian cattle nutrition company Cerrado Nutrição Animal....
28 February 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef exports expected to fall amid reduced Chinese demand due to coronavirus
Market outlook predicts a fall in Chinese beef imports as the coronavirus outbreak effects global movement and trade. ...
24 February 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil reports that the US will allow fresh imports of Brazilian beef
On Friday, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister announced that the United States reopened its market for fresh Brazilian beef exports with immediate effect....
View news from Brazil LWR awarded Brazilian patent for their triple-bottom-line approach to manure treatment
Brazil’s agriculture sector booms as LWR prepares to enter this market with a new patent. ...
14 February 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil moves FMD vaccination campaign forward to March
Brazil’s Secretary of Agriculture announces that the state government for Rio Grande do Sul will move the foot-and-mouth vaccine campaign forward from May to the first half of March....
06 November 2019
View news from Brazil Brazilian Cattle, Buffalo Herds to Be Vaccinated Against FMD
Cattle and buffalo breeders are expected to vaccinate approximately 87 million animals during the new stage of foot-and-mouth (FMD) vaccination, which began in most of the country November 1. Currently the total herd of the country is 216 million heads....
17 October 2019
View news from Brazil Brazilian Study Identifies Genes Potentially Associated with Heat- and Drought-resistant Cattle
Cattle productivity in Brazil is significantly affected by the decline in pasture quality during the dry period of the year, writes André Julião with Agência FAPES (FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO). ...
10 October 2019
View news from Brazil New Dairy Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency
Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter to genetic selection...
11 June 2019
View news from Brazil Brazil Reports Rise in May Beef Exports
BRAZIL - Brazilian beef exports rose 35 percent in May, and 18 percent from January to May, compared to the same month last year, according to the Brazilian Meat Packers Association (Abrafrigo)....
04 June 2019
View news from Brazil Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to BSE
BRAZIL - Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of 'mad cow disease', describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak....
19 February 2019
View news from Brazil Brazil develops first genomic assessment system for dairy cattle
BRAZIL - The first Brazilian genomic assessment product for dairy herds whose aim is to select genetically superior animals is available to dairy farmers. The service is named Clarifide Girolando and is aimed at such cattle breed, which results from crossing...
16 November 2018
View news from Brazil Identification of Mechanisms of Pesticide Resistance in Cattle Ticks
BRAZIL - The cattle tick is controlled by pesticides, invariably leading to the selection of resistant strains. In Brazil, this parasite is currently resistant to a greater or lesser extent to all the commercial pesticides used by cattle farmers....
01 November 2018
View news from Brazil Genes that Could Lead to Improvement of Beef Cattle Identified
BRAZIL - Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as meat tenderness or ribeye muscle area....
09 October 2018
View news from Brazil JBS Organises Animal Welfare Initiative with Cattle Breeders
BRAZIL - JBS has developed a project focusing on partner livestock breeders which involves distributing kits with handling flags, a poster and a booklet illustrated with guidelines to help day-to-day farm work that involves cattle. Twenty thousand units...
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