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Friday, May 29, 2015
Meat Prices Remain Stable in Brazil
BRAZIL - In early May, the Brazilian meat market saw a rise in the domestic consumption and meat prices were expected to react because of the Mother’s Day celebration....
Thursday, May 21, 2015
China-Brazil in Bilateral Trade Deal
BRAZIL - China and Brazil are to step up action on a bilateral trade agreement....
Thursday, May 14, 2015
JBS Sees Sharp Rise in Profits
BRAZIL – Brazilian based beef and food processing giant JBS has reported a 57.6 per cent rise in operating profit, EBIDTA, for the first quarter of the year reaching R$ 2.76 billion (reais)....
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Beef Price Record at São Paulo Wholesale Market
BRAZIL - After calf and fed cattle, now beef prices have set a record in the Brazilian market....
Thursday, April 30, 2015
BRF Income Soars
BRAZIL - Poultry, meat and dairy processing company BRF, has seen net income of R$461.6 million in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 42.8 per cent from the first quarter of 2014....
Friday, April 10, 2015
China Chicken Buying Important to Brazil
GLOBAL – Brazil’s poultry industry has highlighted the importance of China to its broiler exports....
Brazilian Calf Prices Close March at Record Level
BRAZIL - Calf prices reached record high prices in Brazil, according to the Brazilian government market analysts Cepea....
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Pakistan, Malaysia Help Brazilian Chicken Exports
BRAZIL – Brazil’s chicken exports caught up on their February shortfall last month, finishing just 0.2 per cent below last year’s first quarter shipment....
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Brazilian Meat Prices Firm Despite Low Liquidity
BRAZIL - The Brazilian meat market in general saw some price increases in the first half of March....
Monday, March 30, 2015
JBS Plant Granted Malaysian Access on Halal Chicken
BRAZIL – Malaysian authorities have given the green light to Brazilian halal chicken imports from a JBS refrigeration unit....
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Truckers’ Strike Hits Brazilian Meat Trade
BRAZIL - A strike by truck drives that started in February has hit meat production and trade across Brazil according to the government market analysts Cepa....
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
China Offers Great Potential for Brazilian Meat Sector
BRAZIL - The Brazilian meat industry - beef, chicken and pork – is the one sector that has the greatest potential to boost sales to the Chinese market....
Friday, February 27, 2015
BRF Sees Sales Profits Rise
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat, poultry and dairy processing giant BRF saw net income more than double in 2014 reaching R $ 2.2 billion, an increase of 109.4 per cent compared to the previous year....
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Brazilian Beef Quotes on High
BRAZIL - Despite decreases in January, average Brazilian beef quotes in February are 19.5 per cent higher than in the same period of 2014....
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Brazilian Pork and Poultry Exports Boosted
BRAZIL – Brazil’s export list has been officially extended, reopening pork trade to South Africa and forging a route for chicken to Pakistan....
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Brazil Seeking More Agriculture Trade with China
BRAZIL - The Chinese market is vital to the growth of Brazil's agricultural sector, and the country plans to focus on expanding exports to the world's second-biggest economy, according to the new Brazilian Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
New Chief Executive for Marfrig
BRAZIL - Martin Secco Arias has been appointed CEO of Marfrig Global Foods following the resignation of his predecessor, Sergio Rial....
Monday, January 19, 2015
Brazilian Beef Sector Expected to Remain Firm in 2015
BRAZIL - Despite the uncertain and challenging macroeconomic scenario, prices are expected to remain firm in the Brazilian fed cattle market....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Brazilian Agricultural Exports $6.77 billion in December
BRAZIL - Brazilian agricultural exports reached $6.77 billion in December and between January and December last year the value of exports was was $96.75 billion....
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Brazil Appoints First Female Agriculture Minister
BRAZIL - Senator Katia Abreu has taken over from the former minister, Neri Geller, as the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture....
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Fall in Exports to Russia Hit Brazilian Beef Trade Volumes
BRAZIL - Brazilian exports of fresh (natura) beef fell by 20 per cent in November, but still saw an average price in real (BRL) about two per cent higher than in October....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
BRF Adopts New Animal Welfare Practices
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and food processor BRF has joined forces with international animal welfare organisation, World Animal Protection, to improve animal welfare practices in its supply and production chain....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
JBS Buys Poultry Processor in Southern Brazil
BRAZIL - JBS has acquired the Big Frango Group, one of the biggest groups in the poultry segment in southern Brazil. ...
Friday, November 21, 2014
High Calf Prices Slow Cow Slaughter
BRAZIL - Dry weather and lower volume of rain in Brazil, usually forces cattle farmers to increase the slaughter of female cattle....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
China, Saudi Arabia End Brazil Meat Embargo
BRAZIL – Brazilian meat plants are to have access to the Saudi Arabian and Chinese markets again next month....
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