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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...
05 August 2016
View news from Brazil Nanostructures Aid Mastitis Fight in Brazilian Research
BRAZIL - A product based on nanotechnology is the new focus of agricultural research to tackle bovine mastitis - inflammation of the mammary gland that affects dairy herds worldwide. ...
22 June 2016
View news from Brazil Brazilian Dairy Sector Meets Government to Discuss Cutting Red Tape
BRAZIL - Minister Blairo Maggi from Brazil's agriculture ministry MAPA has met with representatives of the dairy production chain to discuss ideas to reduce bureaucracy....
05 October 2015
View news from Brazil New Sustainability Guide for Brazil's Livestock Industry Open for Consultation
BRAZIL - In order to further reinforce the growing sustainable practice of the Brazilian livestock sector, the Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (GTPS) has created a sustainability guide and is now opening it up to public consultation in...
29 September 2015
View news from Brazil Possible Tax Lift for Brazil’s Dairy Farmers
BRAZIL – Dairy farmers could be exempt from half of a 9.25 per cent levy on fresh milk sales as of 1 October, a supply chain meeting heard on Friday....
28 September 2015
View news from Brazil Good Weather Helps Brazil to Record Grain Crop
BRAZIL – Favourable production conditions in key producing regions have pushed Brazil’s grain yields to bumper levels, lifting 6.4 per cent on the prior year....
24 July 2015
View news from Brazil Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
 
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