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30 April 2021
View news from Brazil New blockchain platform developed by JBS launches
New development allows suppliers of JBS to register their own suppliers to enable compliance with the socioenvironmental criteria for breeding beef cattle in the Amazon Biome....
27 April 2021
View news from Brazil Brazil’s meatpackers turn to wheat as a feed alternative as corn prices surge
Large Brazilian meatpackers are embracing wheat as they try to fend off a rise in the cost of corn, the main livestock feed ingredient....
22 April 2021
View news from Brazil Brazil’s meat lobby says new tariff waiver allows cheaper corn imports from US and Ukraine
Brazil’s decision to temporarily waive tariffs on grain imports could pave the way for cheaper corn from the Ukraine and US that could undercut Mercosur-based grain growers, says ABPA leader....
21 April 2021
View news from Brazil Brazil's JBS expands into plant-based protein with Vivera acquisition
JBS has purchased Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based protein producer for €341 million, to appeal to those who want to eat less meat. ...
20 April 2021
View news from Brazil JBS invests $301 million to upgrade meat plants in Brazil
Meat packing giant JBS SA will invest $301 million (1.7 billion reais) between 2021 and 2023 to update seven meat processing plants in Southern Brazil....
13 April 2021
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef packers halt production as cattle prices skyrocket and demand shrinks
Brazilian beef packers are suspending production in selected locations, as a rise in costs that cannot be passed through to consumer prices have squeezed their margins....
08 April 2021
View news from Brazil 2020 a “dire” year for Amazon deforestation, says new data
Deforestation in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, rose by 17% last year, with wildfires, agriculture and logging as the main sources....
07 April 2021
View news from Brazil Land management strategies could be the key to cutting climate emissions
New research that assessed 12 different strategies for reducing climate emissions from beef production found that using improved ranching management practices could lead to a 50% reduction in emissions in some regions....
26 March 2021
View news from Brazil JBS strikes a positive tone on China meat imports outlook
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA anticipates strong demand for meat this year from China as ASF troubles linger....
25 March 2021
View news from Brazil JBS’s fourth-quarter profits were bolstered by weak currency and strong demand from US and Chinese markets
Brazilian meat processor JBS SA's fourth-quarter profit rose 65% from a year earlier, boosted by strong food sales in China and the United States and a sharp devaluation of Brazil's real currency, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday 24...
View news from Brazil Brazil's JBS pledges net zero greenhouse emissions by 2040
JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has committed to zeroing the balance of its global greenhouse gas emissions by 2040....
22 March 2021
View news from Brazil JBS ordered to pay $3.6 million after Brazil beef plant's COVID-19 outbreak
A court has ordered JBS SA to pay 20 million reais ($3.62 million) in damages after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a beef plant in northern Brazil, according to a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters on 19 March....
15 March 2021
View news from Brazil Brazil’s government expresses concern about rains disrupting second corn crop
Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias has expressed concerns that heavy rains are disrupting the planting of the second crop of corn, saying that tight corn supplies are already a concern for meat packers....
View news from Brazil Brazil’s cattle supplies to remain tight, says Safras & Mercado
A shortage of cattle for slaughtering will continue to weigh on Brazilian beef processors for at least a year, says analyst with Safras & Mercado....
05 March 2021
View news from Brazil New research shows that Brazil’s agriculture sector feeds 10% of the world’s population
A study published by Brazil’s state-run agricultural research agency Embrapa found that Brazilian farmers fed some 10% of the world’s 7.76 billion people last year....
04 March 2021
View news from Brazil Indigenous groups in the Amazon sue retailer Casino over rainforest destruction
Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia have sued retailer Casino in a French court on 3 March over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon....
01 February 2021
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef lobby calls for abattoir workers to be prioritised for COVID-19 jab
Brazilian beef lobby Abrafrigo is requesting that slaughterhouse workers be included in vaccine priority lists....
28 January 2021
View news from Brazil Amazon ecosystem hurtles towards death spiral as deforestation surges in 2020
An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome in 2020 as destruction jumped 21 percent in the region....
25 January 2021
View news from Brazil With increase in rainfall, pay attention to cases of bovine leptospirosis
The intensification of rains in this period is conducive to the proliferation of different disease-causing microorganisms, such as leptospirosis, which affects several species of animals, including cattle....
20 January 2021
View news from Brazil Marfrig partners with Embrapa to launch carbon neutral meat line
Marfrig and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) announced the launch of the Viva brand, a new meat line with sustainability attributes....
06 January 2021
View news from Brazil JBS responds to slavery allegations on Brazil’s cattle ranches
Brazilian meatpackers must clean up their supply chains, labour experts said on 5 January, after an investigation showed six firms bought cattle from ranches that used slave labour....
05 January 2021
View news from Brazil New report alleges slave labour on Brazil’s cattle farms
A new report states that feeder farms for some of Brazil’s beef producing companies have used slave labour, prompting refreshed calls for Brazil to clean up its meat supply chain....
15 December 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil confirms that two meat suppliers’ exports to China have been suspended
China has temporarily suspended meat imports from two Brazilian companies over COVID-19 concerns....
10 December 2020
View news from Brazil Second stage of vaccination against FMD extended in 13 Brazilian states
The second stage of the vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease, which would initially end on November 30, has been extended in 13 federal units in Brazil. ...
View news from Brazil Brazil’s meat lobby praises sector for remaining resilient through COVID-19
Brazil’s ABPA, a meat lobby that represents major processors like JBS and BRF, has praised local firms for remaining reliable meat suppliers amid the pandemic....
02 December 2020
View news from Brazil New study outlines the link between Brazilian beef exports and deforestation
Researchers have outlined the link between Brazil's beef industry and deforestation by examining slaughterhouse export licenses, customs records, and slaughterhouse cattle origins for more than 3,000 companies who handl Brazil’s beef trade....
13 November 2020
View news from Brazil JBS eyes further expansion after strong third-quarter profits
Brazil’s JBS SA reiterated its plans to grow production capacity in Brazil and the US after posting robust third-quarter results....
12 November 2020
View news from Brazil JBS posts higher than expected quarterly profit, defying estimates
Brazilian meat packing giant JBS SA reported a near nine-times increase in third-quarter net profit, beating market expectations....
 
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