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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...
09 July 2018
View news from Brazil Study Finds New Genomic Regions Associated to Weight Gain in Nelore Cattle
BRAZIL - A pioneering research project has identified genes potentially associated with functions such as growth and weight gain in the Nelore breed. These functions are key to beef production. The researchers pinpointed genomic regions that had changed...
30 April 2018
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Exports to Mena up 38% in Q1/2018
BRAZIL - Beef exports from Brazil to Arab countries saw a 38 per cent increase in terms of value and a 59 per cent increase in volume during the first quarter of the year (Q1), said the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). ...
16 November 2017
View news from Brazil How to Keep Cows Happy
BRAZIL - Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down...
30 October 2017
View news from Brazil Cargill Strengthens Animal Nutrition Business in Brazil
BRAZIL - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire Integral Animal Nutrition, a cattle feed producer in Brazil. ...
03 October 2017
View news from Brazil Genetic Study Investigates Ways to Increase Meat Productivity, Tenderness
BRAZIL - Brazil has the world's largest commercial beef herd, numbering over 225 million heads of cattle, yet only 20 per cent of Brazil's production is intended for export....
02 October 2017
View news from Brazil Nutrition Key to Increasing Productivity in Intensive Breeding
BRAZIL - Improving the productivity of Brazilian livestock means not only finding ways to make the cattle produce more meat or more milk, but also addressing issues such as diseases....
23 August 2017
View news from Brazil Mechanism Impairing Production of Bovine Embryos Revealed
BRAZIL - A longstanding obstacle to the market for bovine embryos is about to be removed. Researchers have described a hitherto unknown mechanism of lipid accumulation in oocytes that limits the success of in vitro production of bovine embryos....
18 August 2017
View news from Brazil Molecule Increases Pregnancy Rate, Number of Offspring in Cattle
BRAZIL - Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCFRP-USP), have discovered...
21 March 2017
View news from Brazil China, EU Cut Imports of Brazil Meat Amid Scandal
BRAZIL - China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes...
View news from Brazil Brazil President Seeks to Calm Health Fears Over Beef Exports
BRAZIL - President Michel Temer, confronting a corruption scandal tarnishing Brazil’s lucrative meat industry, met with executives and foreign diplomats to assuage their health concerns over a sector responsible for US$12 billion in annual exports....
 
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