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08 August 2012
View news from Brazil DSM to Acquire Tortuga to Strengthen Animal Nutrition
GERMANY - DSM has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tortuga Companhia Zootécnica Agrária (Tortuga), a Brazilian company specialising in nutritional supplements with a focus on pasture raised beef and dairy cattle....
07 August 2012
View news from Brazil Pork, Chicken Prices Begin to Rise, Beef Maintained
BRAZIL - After pressure from excess supply and disappointing demand from foreign markets in the first half of the year, prices of chicken meat and pork have began to react to soaring prices of corn and soybean meal, the main inputs for the production...
03 August 2012
View news from Brazil Marfrig Completes Asset Swap with Brasil Foods
BRAZIL - The final stage of the asset swap agreemnet between Marfrig and Brasil Foods took place this week. ...
11 July 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Welcomes Ractopamine Ruling
BRAZIL - Brazilian exporters of pork and beef have welcomed the ruling by the Codex commission that ractopamine can be used in raising pigs and cattle. ...
05 July 2012
View news from Brazil Embrapa Rondônia Certified as Brucellosis, TB Free
BRAZIL - Following a rigorous standard established by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2001, Embrapa Rondônia (Porto Velho-RO) has received a area free from brucellosis and tuberculosis (TB) certificate in Porto Velho. ...
04 July 2012
View news from Brazil Hopes Raised to Lift Russian Ban on Brazilian Meat
BRAZIL - A Russian delegation to Brazil has promised the Brazilain Agriculture minister to lift the ban on Brazilian meat exports soon. ...
28 June 2012
View news from Brazil Disease Eradication Project Model for Nation
BRAZIL - A Pilot Project for the Eradication of Brucellosis and Tuberculosis, held in the district of the city of Arroio do Meio could serve as a model for the rest of the state of Rio Grande do Sul and then the whole country. ...
25 June 2012
View news from Brazil Brazilian Meat Production Ready for Decade of Growth
BRAZIL - Meat production in Brazil is forecast to grow significantly over the next decade, according to the latest Brazilian Agricultural Department (MAPA) forecast. Chicken production will experience the fastest growth, followed by beef and pork. Brazil...
21 June 2012
View news from Brazil BRF and Marfrig Asset Swap Completed
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processors BRF – Brasil Foods S.A. - and Marfrig Alimentos S.A. have completed their exchange of assets that was started in December last year. ...
20 June 2012
View news from Brazil Agribusiness May Exceed Export Target
BRAZIL - The Brazilain minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Mendes Ribeiro, announced that Brazilian agribusiness may exceed the US$ 100 billion export target this year, with growth of 5.7 per cent over 2011....
18 June 2012
View news from Brazil Court Grants JBS Injunction Against Greenpeace
BRAZIL - A Brazilian court has ordered that Greenpeace suspends the circulation of a report containing allegations against JBS....
View news from Brazil Currency Depreciation Helps Brazil Exports Grow
BRAZIL - Brazilian beef exports increased 30 per cent year-on-year in May, to 83,000 tonnes swt. After a sluggish start to the year, beef exports for the first five months of 2012 are now 3.1 per cent above year ago levels, at 339,000 tonnes swt....
15 June 2012
View news from Brazil Brazilian Meat Production to Grow by 43.2 per cent
BRAZIL - A study conducted by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and Embrapa indicates that the country will increase meat production by 10.9 million tonnes over the next 10 years. ...
14 June 2012
View news from Brazil Marfrig Gains Rainforest Alliance Certified Seal
BRAZIL - Marfrig Alimentos has become the world’s first food company in the animal protein segment to track its entire beef production cycle in accordance with the standards developed by the Agriculture and Forest Management and Certification Institute...
13 June 2012
View news from Brazil Record High for Brazilian Agri Exports
BRAZIL - Brazilian agribusiness exports reached the record figure of US$10.26 billion in May beating the previous highest amount in August 2011 of $9.84 billion. ...
08 June 2012
View news from Brazil JBS Sues Greenpeace over Deforestation Allegations
BRAZIL - Earlier this week, Greenpeace accused JBS of backing out of its promise to no longer buy cattle from farms linked to Amazon deforestation. JBS Brazil has said it will take legal action against Greenpeace and will look to repair the material damage...
View news from Brazil Brazil Fills more Hilton Quota
BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing economic turmoil throughout the EU, Brazilian beef exports to the EU in 2012 have increased, which is expected to see it utilise an anticipated 31 PER CENT, or 3,100 tonnes swt, of its “Hilton” High Quality Beef (HQB)...
01 June 2012
View news from Brazil Brasil Foods Issues $500 million Bond Offer
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and poultry processor, Brasil Foods has issued a 10 year bond offering worth $500 million. ...
29 May 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Feed Forecast Up 2.8 Per Cent in 2012
BRAZIL - Brazilian feed production is projected to grow 2.8 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year, with production of 66.2 million MT of feed and 2.58 million MT of mineral supplements, according to the Brazilian Feed Industry Association (Sindirações)....
17 May 2012
View news from Brazil JBS Sees Rise in Revenue - Drop in Earnings
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processor JBS had a net revenue in the first quarter of 2012 of R$16 billion (reals) a rise of 9.1 per cent compared to the first quarter of the previous year when the company posted revenue of R$14.673 billion. ...
10 May 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Leads South American Meeting on FMD
BRAZIL - The South American Commission for the Fight Against Foot and Mouth Disease (COSALFA), which is currently led by Brazil, will hold its 39th Meeting on Thursday and Friday, 10 and May 11 in Asuncion, Paraguay. ...
03 May 2012
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Consumption on the Rise
BRAZIL - Brazilian beef consumption over the past decade has steadily increased, coinciding with a sustained increase in average incomes. Since 2001, Brazilian beef consumption per head has increased from 35 kg/head to 41.5 kg/head in 2011, according...
23 April 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Brings Transparency to Beef Production
BRAZIL - This week, the CNA The Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA) has launched the Agricultural and Livestock Management Platform (PGA), which will hold all digital and online information relating to the registration and transporting...
19 April 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Beef Export Revenue to Grow 20 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Brazil beef exports will bring in US$6 billion this year, says the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (ABIEC)....
03 April 2012
View news from Brazil Embrapa Requests Tender Meat Patent
BRAZIL - The Southeast Livestock unit of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) filed an international patent request, in Canada and the United States, for a technology which identifies, at a young age, animals with potential to develop...
23 March 2012
View news from Brazil JBS Revenue Rises but Profits Fall
BRAZIL - Brazilian based meat processor, JBS saw its revenue rise by 12.9 per cent over the last year to R$61.797 billion compared to R$54.713 billion in the 2010 financial year. ...
16 March 2012
View news from Brazil Nutreco Increases Shareholding in Brazilian JV
BRAZIL - Nutreco announced this week that it has signed an agreement to increase its shareholding in its Brazilian joint venture Nutreco Fri-Ribe from 51 per cent to 97 per cent. The joint venture was formed in November 2009. ...
14 March 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Looks to US to Increase Beef Exports
BRAZIL - Brazilian beef exports are expected to reach US$6 billion in 2012, an increase on 11 per cent on 2011 figures, which would return Brazil to the world leader in beef exports, lost to the US in 2011....
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