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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. ...
30 November 2012
View news from Brazil Russia Suspends Import Embargo on Brazilian Meat
BRAZIL - An import ban on beef, pork and poultry meat from Mato Grosso, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul has been lifted after a decision was made by a meeting of the Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian...
27 November 2012
View news from Brazil Isolated Communities Reached in FMD Vaccination Programme
BRAZIL - A vaccination programme is being tirelessly carried out in the Roraima region on behalf of a partnership of industry regulators in a bid to rid the area of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) including the most remote farming areas in the country....
26 November 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Needs to 'Ensure Food Supply'
BRAZIL - The chief executive of the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF), Francisco Turra, said yesterday (22 November) that the world will continue to consume more and more animal protein and that Brazil needs to ensure competitiveness in the supply of these...
20 November 2012
View news from Brazil Rise in Demand across Beef and Pork Sectors
BRAZIL - Production of beef and pork has been steady in November and is expected to be met with rising demand, the Center for Advanced Studies on Applied Economics (CASAE) has said. ...
15 November 2012
View news from Brazil Drought Affects FMD Vaccinations Schedule
BRAZIL - This summer's drought in North Eastern States has impacted on the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccinations schedule, causing it to be altered. ...
12 November 2012
View news from Brazil Sérgio Rial Takes Over at Seara Foods
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and poultry processor Marfrig Alimentos has appointed Sérgio Rial as CEO of the Seara Foods Business Division, responsible for the division consolidation into a single company, which he will lead as Executive President. ...
02 November 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Relaxes FMD Vaccination Programme, to Allow Producers to Focus on Drought
BRAZIL - Brazil has agreed to relax the second stage of foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccinations for cattle and buffalo in the Northeastern states due to drought....
22 October 2012
View news from Brazil Minerva Profits Grow
BRAZIL - For the second consecutive quarter, Brazilian meat processor Minerva recorded free cash flow, with net profits of R$47.2 million. ...
11 October 2012
View news from Brazil Daily Meat Exports Increase in October
BRAZIL - The first week of October showed an increase of daily exports of soybean, beef, pork and chicken than in the same month of 2011. ...
03 October 2012
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Exports Rise
BRAZIL - Brazilian exports of beef are expected to grow by 10 per cent this month compared to the same month last year. ...
View news from Brazil Value Sales of Brazil Soy Meal Increase 18 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Despite a drop in shipments of soybean meal throughout September, the value of sales grew by 18 per cent, compared to the same period last year....
01 October 2012
View news from Brazil Expansion of FMD Free Zone
BRAZIL - The expansion of the Foot and Mouth Disease free zone with vaccination may be a reality for the Northeast soon. ...
25 September 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Live Cattle Exports Up in 2012
BRAZIL - For the first eight months of 2012, Brazilian live cattle exports increased 44 per cent year-on-year, to 345,969 head (SECEX). ...
19 September 2012
View news from Brazil Exports of Meat and Soy Increase in September
BRAZIL - The average daily Brazilian agricultural exports in September rose by 0.9 per cent, from $ 1.109 billion by the second week of the month in 2011 to $1.118 billion this year. ...
18 September 2012
View news from Brazil Sales of Beef to Russia Increased 327.5 Per Cent in August
BRAZIL - Sales of beef and pork in August increased 14.9 per cent and 9.3 per cent, respectively, compared to the same month last year and saw a 97 per cent increase in exports of these products to Russia, acquiring $126.7 million. ...
17 September 2012
View news from Brazil Cattle Prices Move Higher in Brazil
BRAZIL - After three months of falling Brazilian cattle prices, average steer values partially recovered in September, reaching 316US¢/kg cwt (A307¢/kg) up 6.4 per cent compared with the previous month (ESALQ-USP). ...
13 September 2012
View news from Brazil Agribusiness Exports Grow 1.8 per cent
BRAZIL - Brazilian agribusiness exports generated $ 62.5 billion from January to August, growth of 1.8 per cent over the same period in 2011, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. ...
12 September 2012
View news from Brazil JBS Sees Sharp Rise in Revenue
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processing giant JBS has posted consolidated net revenue of R$18.5 billion in the second quarter of the year, 26.3 per cent higher than in the second quarter of 2011. ...
27 August 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Could Challenge US Fresh Beef Ban
BRAZIL - Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Mendes Ribeiro Filho has said that the Brazilian government is looking into the possibility of joining forces with the Argentineans, who have approached the World Trade Organisation (WTO) regarding restrictions...
View news from Brazil Brazilian Farmers Benefit for Global Grain Slump
BRAZIL - The world needs two bumper crops and according to specialists, only in this way will the prices of agricultural commodities decline, driving away the risk of food insecurity....
23 August 2012
View news from Brazil Brazilian Feedlots Feel Grain Price Rise
BRAZIL - While initially forecast to increase 12 per cent throughout the 2012 calendar year, the number of cattle in feedlots in Brazil has reportedly contracted in recent months – primarily due to pressure upon margins from higher feed grain costs....
17 August 2012
View news from Brazil BRF Issues Statement on Marfrig Brand Acquisitions
BRAZIL - Brasil Foods S.A. (BRF) has issued a statement on the direct sales and expenses of the product lines acquired by Marfrig Alimentos S.A....
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