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22 October 2020
Free app shown to trim feed costs and boost profits
UK beef farmers could boost profits by £100 a head and collectively save £650m a year in feed costs by finishing more animals in-spec – and a free app can help them do it....
15 October 2020
Fonterra increases farmgate milk price as Chinese demand ramps up
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd raised the price range it pays farmers for milk on 15 October as demand from China, its top market, picks up....
J&F Investimentos, parent company of Brazil’s JBS, pleads guilty to US foreign bribery charges
Brazil’s J&F Investimentos plead guilty to US foreign bribery charges and agreed to pay $128.25 million in criminal fines....
28 September 2020
New Zealand’s a2 Milk projects weaker revenue for end of 2020
New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company Ltd forecast lower first-half revenue on 28 September as lockdown measures in Australia’s Victoria state hurt its informal Chinese sales channel more than expected....
24 September 2020
JBS launches "Together for the Amazon" initiative
The new programme from JBS uses blockchain technology to strengthen livestock supplier monitoring and establishes the JBS Fund for the Amazon, contributing to social development and environmental conservation. ...
23 September 2020
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
16 September 2020
US National Black Farmers Assn Calls for Boycott of John Deere
US National Black Farmers' Association (NBFA) president John Boyd announced a boycott on John Deere equipment. ...
14 September 2020
Smithfield Foods in the crosshairs for failing to protect workers from COVID-19
The US Labour Department has cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees during the coronavirus pandemic....
09 September 2020
How the novel coronavirus swept through Brazil’s JBS slaughterhouses
As JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, reported second-quarter net profits that were twice as high as analysts expected, Reuters sheds a light how the company contended with COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths among its plant workers in Brazil....
07 September 2020
Investigation opens after accidental worker death at JBS plant in Brazil
JBS SA, the world’s largest meat company, says that Brazilian authorities are investigating the death of a worker at one of its beef plants....
Brazil’s Marfrig signs non-binding investment agreement in Paraguay
Brazilian beef packer Marfrig SA is exploring investment opportunities in Paraguay....
29 August 2020
Beyond Meat initiates direct online sales of plant-based meat
On 27 August, Beyond Meat Inc launched a new website to sell its plant-based meat products to US customers....
27 August 2020
Brazil’s Marfrig introduces “carbon neutral” beef
Brazilian food processor Marfrig, owner of National Beef in the United States, has launched a new line of beef products from cows sourced from sustainable farms....
25 August 2020
ADF Milking Ltd wins second Queen’s Award
Her Majesty the Queen has acknowledged ADF Milking for a second time – on this occasion for the proficient distribution of British technology around the world....
Chinese firms give up on sale deal for Australia’s Lion Dairy
Kirin Holdings Co and China Mengniu Dairy Co say they have given up on the sale of the Japanese company’s wholly owned Australian dairy firm Lion Dairy and Drinks Pty Ltd to the Chinese company....
21 August 2020
JBS plant in Brazil has been ordered to impose a 1.5-meter worker distancing after coronavirus outbreak
A beef plant in Pontes e Lacerda owned by JBS SA has been ordered by a labour court to impose a 1.5-meter distance between workers in the production line to stop the spread of COVID-19....
19 August 2020
New Zealand’s a2 Milk expects slight losses as coronavirus stockpiling ends
New Zealand’s a2 Milk Co forecasts slightly lower earnings margins for fiscal year 2021 on 19 August....
17 August 2020
JBS pursues US share listing plan after COVID-19 fallout
Brazil’s JBS SA is reviving plans to list shares on Wall Street after dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic....
14 August 2020
JBS in the black for the second quarter despite COVID-19 shocks
Brazilian meat packing giant JBA SA posted better than expected results, achieving net profits nearly twice as high as analysts’ average estimates....
12 August 2020
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
10 August 2020
JBS offers 5,200 new jobs in Brazil as part of pandemic response
Food processing giant JBS SA is hiring an additional 5,200 workers in Brazil in a bid to boost output for its export base while contending with ongoing COVID-19 cases among workers....
29 July 2020
Nordea sheds €40 million of JBS shares, citing poor environmental and health and safety record
Nordea Asset Management has dropped shares of JBS SA worth about €40 million for all of its funds in July based on the company’s environmental record and response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
Reduced COVID-19 rates in meat plants could be attributed to decreased testing
The slowdown in coronavirus cases at meat plants could indicate that industry control efforts are working, but decreased COVID-19 testing seems more likely....
28 July 2020
Amazon enters the UK grocery delivery space
Amazon has announced that it will begin free deliveries of groceries in the London area on 28 July....
27 July 2020
Meat companies concede that not all plant workers can socially distance
Smithfield Foods says that workers cannot be socially distant in all areas of its plants after US Senate testimony....
Feeding the Future with Beef Cattle – a Sustainable Approach to Responsible Food Production
What does the science say? What is the data telling us? These questions driving conversations around human health and the novel coronavirus are also informing how stakeholders in the feed-to-food chain think about livestock production and sustainability,...
26 July 2020
PFLA publishes updated Certification Standards
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has published its latest set of Certification Standards, listing what cattle and sheep producers must do to apply the "Pasture for Life" marketing symbol on their produce....
 
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