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14 December 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Launches Home-Grown RFID Chip
BRAZIL - A new RFIS livestock identification chip is the first to be designed in Brazil. The product will be launched by Ceitec S.A., a Brazilian company focused on the development and production of application-specific standard products (ASSPs)....
07 December 2009
View news from Brazil Middle East Buys Beef
BRAZIL - Bovine meat exports from the Brazilian state, Mato Grosso, to the Middle East in October grew 41 per cent in comparison with September. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain and Lebanon were the leading buyers....
04 December 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Focuses on Chile
BRAZIL - Brazil’s beef access to Chile will increase after a recent inspection by Chilean authorities, with 22 plants expected to be re-certified in February 2010. ...
03 December 2009
View news from Brazil Stronger Competition For Cattle In Northern Brazil
BRAZIL - Booming live cattle exports from the north of Brazil have been pushing up cattle prices by an estimated 10 per cent in the region (according to local industry sources), resulting in stronger competition for slaughter cattle typically purchased...
16 November 2009
View news from Brazil JBS Profits Slump by 78 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Brazilian based beef and pork processing giant JBS saw profits slump by 78 per cent in the third quarter of the year fell from R$694 million (reals) to R$151.5 million....
02 November 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Asks SA To Lift Beef Import Ban
BRAZIL - Brazil is lobbying South Africa to lift a ban on beef and pork imports, which have been in place since the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Brazil in October 2005. ...
28 October 2009
View news from Brazil Marfrig Records Improved Performance in Q3
BRAZIL - Marfrig has recorded EBITDA of 272 million real (BRR) in the third quarter of this year (Q3 2009)....
27 October 2009
View news from Brazil JBS-Bertin Merger on Track
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processing giant JBS has issued a trading statement to show that plans for the merger with the operations of Bertin S.A. remain on course....
22 October 2009
View news from Brazil Halal Certification Growing in Brazilian Industry
BRAZIL - Brazilian companies are increasingly getting halal certification, guarenteeing the presence of their products in the Muslim countries....
View news from Brazil Brazil to Export High Quality Lotfed Beef to EU
BRAZIL - Recent talks between the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) and the EU have resulted in changes to regulations, allowing Brazil to export lotfed beef under EU's High Quality Beef (HQB-Hilton) quota....
06 October 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Industry Unites In Banning Amazon Destruction
BRAZIL - Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry - Marfrig, Bertin, JBS-Friboi and Minerva - joined forces to ban the purchase of cattle from newly deforested areas of the Brazilian Amazon from their supply chains....
23 September 2009
View news from Brazil Marfrig in Major Expansion Deals
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processor Marfrig has acquired the leather tanning and processing company Zenda and has entered into a partnership with one of Brazil's largest wholesalers, the Martins Group....
18 September 2009
View news from Brazil JBS Buys Bertin
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processing giant JBS has bought Brazilian beef processing competitor, Bertin....
21 August 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Promote Cattle Genetics Abroad
BRAZIL - Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency, together with the Brazilian Association of Hereford and Braford (ABHB) announced that they are going to sign an agreement for the commercial promotion of the genetic material...
19 August 2009
View news from Brazil Marfrig and Bertin End Talks
BRAZIL - Marfrig Foods SA, the fourth largest beef packer in the world, and its Brazilian competitor Bertin SA have ended negotiations to form the largest Brazilian beef processor....
18 August 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Kicks Back Over Protests
BRAZIL - The Brazilian beef industry has hit back at the latest round of protests from UK and Irish farmers' unions. A statement from the Association of Brazilian Beef Exporters (ABIEC) says that the true concerns of these unions arise not from food traceability,...
View news from Brazil Big Beef Companies Join Amazon Campaign
BRAZIL - In the latest step forward for our Amazon campaign which began with the publication of Slaughtering the Amazon, Bertin, the world's largest leather exporter, is finally doing the right thing and backing the call for a moratorium on buying cattle...
13 August 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Embassy Defends Beef Over Deforestation
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Embassy has denied claims that eating Brazilian meat will fuel the destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
12 August 2009
View news from Brazil Now, NFU Cymru Raise Concerns Over Brazilian Beef
BRAZIL - Concerns have been raised again by NFU Cymru over the traceability standard of meat entering the from following the recent publication of an European Commission Food and Veterinary Office Report relating to a visit the Commission made to earlier...
11 August 2009
View news from Brazil NFU Holds Serious Concerns Over Brazilian Beef
BRAZIL - The National Farmers Union (NFU) remains concerned about the systems and controls in place for Brazilian beef despite the improvements highlighted in a recent report from the EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO)....
22 July 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Still Banned by Wal-Mart
BRAZIL - U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is continuing its ban on beef purchases from the northern Brazilian state of Para, a press officer confirmed Tuesday....
15 July 2009
View news from Brazil Recession Slows Brazilian Beef Surge
BRAZIL - The plans in Brazil are to increase the number of cattle in feedlots by 4.6 per cent which would be equivalent to a total of 1,673,500 head....
10 July 2009
View news from Brazil Raw Beef Exports Show Recovery
BRAZIL - Raw beef exports are starting to show signs of recovery. Figures supplied by Brazilian Beef Industry and Exporters Association (Abiec) indicate that in June, the country exported 132,000 tonnes, a volume nine per cent higher than recorded in...
06 July 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Exports Begin to Fall
BRAZIL - Brazils beef exports continue their decline, with January through May export volumes down nearly 17 per cent to 436,525 MT compared to last years small volume (down 37 per cent compared to 2007)....
24 June 2009
View news from Brazil Cattle Giant Steps Up to Problem in the Amazon
BRAZIL - The world's fourth largest beef trader, Marfrig, announced a moratorium last night on buying cattle from farms that deforest the Amazon from now on. ...
18 June 2009
View news from Brazil JBS S.A. Denies Involvement in Meatpacker Crimes
BRAZIL - Having been put under investigation by Brazil's federal prosecutor's office, JBS S.A. representatives immediately denied any involvement in the crimes....
View news from Brazil Upheaval in the Amazon After Greenpeace Exposé
BRAZIL — Just two weeks after the GreenPeace exposé 'Slaughtering the Amazon' allegedly showed how the Brazilian cattle industry is decimating the Amazon rainforest, a stampede of companies and the World Bank have started to sever their links with...
17 June 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Giant Investigated
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - The world's biggest beef processor JBS is under investigation by Brazil's federal prosecutor's office....
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