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21 June 2021
Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
17 June 2021
A genome-rumen interaction could be the key to reducing methane emissions in cattle
A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified interactions between an animal’s genome and its rumen microbes that could finally reduce the amount of methane that cattle and other ruminant livestock emit into the atmosphere....
10 June 2021
JBS says it paid equivalent of $11 million in ransomware attack
Meatpacking giant JBS USA says it paid a ransom equivalent to $11 million following a cyberattack that disrupted its North American and Australian operations, the company's CEO said in a statement on 9 June....
Tyson Foods pledges to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
In conjunction with the release of the 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, the Tyson Foods raises the bar for action by pledging to achieve net zero green house gas emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050....
09 June 2021
ADM throws its weight behind the Genesis Consortium to support sustainability start-ups
ADM joins the Genesis Consortium to promote next-generation start-ups that drive advancements in sustainability, nutrition, health and wellness....
07 June 2021
JBS Fund for the Amazon approves 6 new projects
The Fund for the Amazon has invested 50 million reais in six new projects that will provide incentives for production chains like cocoa, açaí, and pirarucu, as well as platforms for access to credit and business consulting that could raise family incomes...
06 June 2021
UK agriculture is relearning what it forgot
The agricultural sector is returning to knowledge from more than a century ago, but with updated science and technology, says a co-author of The Agricultural Notebook....
04 June 2021
JBS says that all facilities are back online after weekend cyberattack
All of meatpacker JBS SA's global facilities are fully operational after a weekend cyberattack disrupted much of its North American and Australian operations....
Mealworm protein proves as beneficial as milk protein in new research
Insect proteins offer the best of both worlds: extremely sustainable and great quality protein, according to a Maastricht University study. ...
Tyson Foods to launch plant-based products in Asia-Pacific market
US meat processor Tyson Foods Inc will launch its plant-based food in select Asia-Pacific markets starting this month, as it looks to cash in on the burgeoning demand for meat substitutes in the region its rivals have set out to capture....
03 June 2021
JBS plants across North America and Australia reopen
JBS SA employees started returning to work at meat plants on 2 June, a day after the company's beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack, disrupting meat production in North America and Australia....
Shares in Brazil’s BRF soar after Marfrig seeks antitrust approval for BRF stake
Shares in Brazilian pork and poultry processor BRF SA closed up nearly 10% on 1 June after beef producer Marfrig Global Foods SA asked antitrust watchdog CADE to approve its purchase of almost a quarter of BRF's stock....
02 June 2021
US says ransomware attack on JBS likely came from Russia
Brazil's JBS SA told the U.S. government that a ransomware attack on the company that disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a criminal organization likely based in Russia, the White House said on 1 June....
A court in Brazil rules that JBS must pay damages over COVID-19 outbreak
A court in Brazil ordered JBS SA, the world's largest meat processing company, to pay 1 million reais ($194,000) in damages over its failure to take measures to protect workers from a COVID-19 outbreak....
Brazil’s Marfrig seeks antitrust approval for its purchase of BRF shares
Brazilian beef producer Marfrig Global Foods has formally asked antitrust watchdog CADE to approve its purchase of almost a quarter of BRF's outstanding stock....
01 June 2021
Cyber attack hits JBS meat plants in Australia and North America
Australian and North American units of the world's largest meat works were hit over the weekend by an organized cyber attack on its information systems, Brazil's JBS SA said in a statement....
31 May 2021
JBS Australia suffers cyber attack
Australia’s largest meat processing facility, operated by Brazil’s JBA SA, was hit by a major cyber attack over the weekend....
29 May 2021
Farm Health Guardian expands team to support US business
Farm Health Guardian welcomes Kyle Thomas to its North American team to support the company’s growth and expansion in the United States....
26 May 2021
Brazil’s securities regulator accuses Marfrig CEO of insider trading
Brazilian securities regulator CVM has accused Marcos Molina, the chief executive of Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods SA, of the "misuse of privileged information" involving Marfrig shares before a filing in April 2018, according to a document...
24 May 2021
Marfrig becomes BRF’s top shareholder after buying $800 million stake
Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods announced that it purchased almost a quarter of Brazil’s BRF SA’s outstanding shares....
21 May 2021
These nine ground-breaking innovations could transform South America's agriculture sector
The Animal AgTech South America Summit, being held virtually from 30 June to 1 July, will showcase the latest innovations in livestock farming, including offerings from nine start-ups that could transform the industry....
14 May 2021
Brazil meatpackers JBS and BRF report being stung by feed costs in the home market
Brazilian meatpackers JBS SA and BRF FA acknowledged that they are struggling to pass on higher feed costs to consumers in their home market, but JBS sounded had a more bullish tone given its big US exposure....
13 May 2021
Danone to sell potential $2 billion stake in China Mengniu
French food group Danone , under pressure from investment funds over its shareholder returns, says it is selling a potential $2 billion stake in China Mengniu Dairy Company....
05 May 2021
Nestle launches pea-based milk alternative under "Wunda" brand
Nestle has launched a new brand, "Wunda," to market a milk alternative made from yellow peas, the packaged food giant said on 5 May, as it sought to further boost its presence in the fast-growing market for plant-based foods....
04 May 2021
South Korean dairy boss quits over claim yogurt drink effective against COVID-19
The chairman of a major South Korean dairy company stepped down on 4 May after police launched an investigation into the company's assertion that its yogurt drink was effective in fighting the novel coronavirus....
23 April 2021
Want to make the most of homegrown forage?
Corteva Agriscience is reinforcing its commitment to helping livestock farmers ramp up their forage agronomy skills with the launch of Forage Bites....
21 April 2021
Brazil's JBS expands into plant-based protein with Vivera acquisition
JBS has purchased Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based protein producer for €341 million, to appeal to those who want to eat less meat. ...
16 April 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef sales abroad continue to slip
Read the USDA outlook for beef and veal and see an in-depth analysis of Brazil's meat industry. ...
 
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