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20 May 2020
View news from Brazil UK supermarkets threaten to boycott Brazilian products over proposed forest law
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they might boycott its products if Brazilian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that could ramp up destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
18 May 2020
View news from Brazil Kerry Group cuts Brazil workforce as coronavirus erodes restaurant demand
According to union leaders, Irish food and ingredients company Kerry Group PLC is reducing its workforce in Brazil in response to COVID-19-related changes in the marketplace....
08 May 2020
View news from Brazil Abiec finds Brazil's 2020 beef exports steady despite pandemic
Brazil's 2020 beef exports will likely set a new record in terms of volume and value despite the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19. ...
05 May 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian officials warn of agriculture protectionism amid pandemic
According to a draft report obtained by Reuters, Brazilian officials expect the COVID-19 outbreak to spur a rise in global agricultural protectionism as countries attempt to secure national food supplies....
01 May 2020
View news from Brazil Nine meat processing plants in Brazil contend with coronavirus outbreaks
Health officials in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, report that coronavirus has spread to nine local meat processing plants....
10 April 2020
View news from Brazil Egypt authorises 42 Brazilian meat plants for exports
According to a statement from Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry, Egypt has authorised 15 beef plants and 27 chicken plants for exports to Egypt....
03 April 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian meatpacker BRF on recruitment drive amid COVID-19 outbreak
BRF announces that it will hire an additional 2,000 workers in order to maintain production levels....
30 March 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef exports to China trend upward for March
China has resumed importing high quantities of Brazilian meat after slowing imports during the first two months of 2020....
27 March 2020
View news from Brazil Despite steady trade flows, JBS anticipates a drop in exports as coronavirus worsens
Meat packing giant JBS has said that the current pandemic could lead to container shortages, port disruptions and other logistical challenges....
26 March 2020
View news from Brazil JBS quarterly net income skyrockets by over 300 percent
Meat packing giant JBS SA reports quarterly net profit of 332 percent over the prior-year period, citing surging sales to China....
19 March 2020
View news from Brazil “Misled” shareholders of Brazil’s JBS seek over $270 million in damages
A group of shareholders in JBS SA began arbitration proceedings against the company, stating they were misled after the company’s IPE in Brazil back in 2007....
18 March 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian meatpacker Minerva SA suspends production at four facilities in response to coronavirus outbreak
Minerva SA will place workers on paid leave at four processing plants in Brazil....
13 March 2020
View news from Brazil Royal De Heus strengthens its position in Brazil by acquiring Cerrado Nutrição Animal
Royal De Heus signed an agreement acquiring Brazilian cattle nutrition company Cerrado Nutrição Animal....
28 February 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef exports expected to fall amid reduced Chinese demand due to coronavirus
Market outlook predicts a fall in Chinese beef imports as the coronavirus outbreak effects global movement and trade. ...
24 February 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil reports that the US will allow fresh imports of Brazilian beef
On Friday, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister announced that the United States reopened its market for fresh Brazilian beef exports with immediate effect....
View news from Brazil LWR awarded Brazilian patent for their triple-bottom-line approach to manure treatment
Brazil’s agriculture sector booms as LWR prepares to enter this market with a new patent. ...
14 February 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil moves FMD vaccination campaign forward to March
Brazil’s Secretary of Agriculture announces that the state government for Rio Grande do Sul will move the foot-and-mouth vaccine campaign forward from May to the first half of March....
06 November 2019
View news from Brazil Brazilian Cattle, Buffalo Herds to Be Vaccinated Against FMD
Cattle and buffalo breeders are expected to vaccinate approximately 87 million animals during the new stage of foot-and-mouth (FMD) vaccination, which began in most of the country November 1. Currently the total herd of the country is 216 million heads....
17 October 2019
View news from Brazil Brazilian Study Identifies Genes Potentially Associated with Heat- and Drought-resistant Cattle
Cattle productivity in Brazil is significantly affected by the decline in pasture quality during the dry period of the year, writes André Julião with Agência FAPES (FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO). ...
10 October 2019
View news from Brazil New Dairy Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency
Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter to genetic selection...
05 July 2019
View news from Brazil New Dairy Cattle Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency
BRAZIL - Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter...
19 February 2019
View news from Brazil Brazil develops first genomic assessment system for dairy cattle
BRAZIL - The first Brazilian genomic assessment product for dairy herds whose aim is to select genetically superior animals is available to dairy farmers. The service is named Clarifide Girolando and is aimed at such cattle breed, which results from crossing...
01 November 2018
View news from Brazil Genes that Could Lead to Improvement of Beef Cattle Identified
BRAZIL - Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as meat tenderness or ribeye muscle area....
16 November 2017
View news from Brazil How to Keep Cows Happy
BRAZIL - Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down...
03 November 2017
View news from Brazil Arla Sells Share in Vigor
BRAZIL - Following a change in ownership of Brazilian dairy company Vigor S.A., Arla Foods has decided to divest its eight per cent share in the company with immediate effect....
02 October 2017
View news from Brazil Nutrition Key to Increasing Productivity in Intensive Breeding
BRAZIL - Improving the productivity of Brazilian livestock means not only finding ways to make the cattle produce more meat or more milk, but also addressing issues such as diseases....
23 August 2017
View news from Brazil Mechanism Impairing Production of Bovine Embryos Revealed
BRAZIL - A longstanding obstacle to the market for bovine embryos is about to be removed. Researchers have described a hitherto unknown mechanism of lipid accumulation in oocytes that limits the success of in vitro production of bovine embryos....
18 August 2017
View news from Brazil Molecule Increases Pregnancy Rate, Number of Offspring in Cattle
BRAZIL - Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCFRP-USP), have discovered...
 
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