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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...
25 April 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Increases Dairy Exports to Middle East
BRAZIL - Shipments of milk, cream and butter to Arab countries reached US$5 million in the first quarter of 2012, a growth of 60 per cent....
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)....
View news from Brazil Brazil Increases Imports of Milk Products
BRAZIL - Total imports of milk products into Brazil increased by 111 per cent in March 2012. ...
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$6 billion in 2012, an increase on 11 per cent on 2011 figures, which would return Brazil to the world leader in beef exports, lost to the US in 2011....
View news from Brazil Increase in Cattle Inventories Forecast for 2012
BRAZIL - A three per cent increase in cattle inventories in 2012 as a result of government financial support for cattle herd rebuilding, genetic improvements, pasture improvements, and sustained cattle prices has been forecast....
08 March 2012
View news from Brazil BRF Cheese Factory Opens in Goiás
BRAZIL - With over R$ 30 million invested into a new cheese factory, operations will begin at the Brasil Foods factory in March....
28 February 2012
View news from Brazil High Number of Rabies Deaths to Date
BRAZIL - To date there have been 41 outbreaks and 47 deaths of bovine rabies in Parana, Brazil this year. This large number of cases so early on in the year is of some concern to the Ministry of Agriculture. ...
15 February 2012
View news from Brazil Brazil Increases Middle Eastern Dairy Exports
BRAZIL - Sales of dairy products to the Middle East grew 34 per cent in January as against the same period in 2011, with a value of US$ 986,000. Exports from Brazil to the rest of the world remained stable in the period....
14 February 2012
View news from Brazil Ag Minister Forecasts Greater Meat Exports
BRAZIL - This year will be a good year for the Brazilian beef sector, according to minister of agriculture, Mendes Ribeiro. ...
03 February 2012
View news from Brazil NCBA: Brazil Exports Down, but Production Up
BRAZIL - Despite expanding the cow herd, exports from Brazil were down 15 per cent in 2011, the lowest level in five years, said Brett Stuart, from CattleFax at the NCBA Convention and Trade Show. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor reports....
23 January 2012
View news from Brazil 2011 Brazilian Beef Exports Down 10 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Despite a year of declining sales in 2011, the Brazilian Association of Meat Export Industries (ABIEC) expects a recovery in 2012, with the potential to increase revenue from shipments to more than $6 billion....
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