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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....
23 December 2020
View news from Brazil Forage planning increases milk production in Brazil by 40%
The forage planning has proven effective for increasing milk production in the properties Bucket Full of Rio Grande do Sul....
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....
11 November 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s meatpackers face on-going sustainability issues
Socially conscious investors rank Brazil’s meatpacking giants JBS and BRF as “medium” risk and Minerva as “high” risk, saying that the firms have yet to address key sustainability issues....
26 October 2020
View news from Brazil Two Brazilian meat plants operated by BRF and Marfrig to restart sales to China
Beijing has authorised two Brazilian meat packing plants to resume sales to China after receiving bans over COVID-19 concerns earlier this year....
23 October 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil recognizes 6 states as free from FMD without vaccination
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) published Normative Instruction No. 52, which recognizes the states of Acre, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Rondônia as free from foot-and-mouth disease. Regions of Amazonas and Mato Grosso were...
19 October 2020
View news from Brazil JBS CEO says that Brazil is producing more meat with less land
Gilberto Tomazoni, CEO of meat packing giant JBS SA, reports that livestock suppliers in Brazil are producing more while using less land....
View news from Brazil Brazil to suspend tariffs on corn and soy until 2021
Brazil will suspend tariffs on corn and soy imports form countries outside the Mercosur trading bloc until early 2021 in a bid to reduce food prices that are contributing to inflation....
15 October 2020
View news from Brazil 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....
12 October 2020
View news from Brazil Barretos beef plant resumes exports to China
COVID-19-affected plant owned by Brazil’s Minerva resumes exports to China....
01 October 2020
View news from Brazil China temporarily suspends beef imports from Minerva plant in Brazil
China has temporarily suspended imports from a beef planted owned by Minerva SA for one week....
24 September 2020
View news from Brazil 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
View news from Brazil 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....
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