Meat & Livestock News

JBS Plant to Become Largest Cattle Unit in Latin America

TL;DR: JBS expands Brazil’s Campo Grande II plant, making it Latin America’s largest beef facility, boosting exports, especially to China. JBS revealed plans on Friday to ramp up operations at its Campo Grande II facility in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The move will make the location the largest beef plant in Latin America and […]

Argentine Beef Trends

TL;DR: Argentine beef production and consumption drop, exports stable. In Argentina, beef production dropped 7.8% this year and 13.3% compared to last year, per CICCRA data. In March alone, exports were about 85,000 tons, staying stable. However, Argentinians’ beef consumption fell sharply by 17.6% in the first quarter, hitting a 30-year low. Meanwhile, the USDA […]

Brazil Sets New Records in Meat Production for 2023

TL;DR: In an impressive display of agricultural prowess, Brazil’s meat production sectors hit unprecedented levels in 2023. Data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) revealed that cattle slaughter numbers soared to 34.06 million, a 13.7% jump from the previous year, propelling beef exports beyond the 2 million metric tons threshold for the […]

Canadian Agriculture Minister Discusses Trade Concerns with U.S. Officials

Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, recently voiced concerns over the potential trade implications of the United States’ Proposition 12 and voluntary country of origin labelling (VCOOL) regulations in animal agriculture. These regulations, he fears, could potentially hinder trade and disrupt supply chains between the two nations. MacAulay’s comments came during his inaugural […]

Brazil’s Pork Export Industry Hits New Heights in 2023

Brazil’s pork export sector witnessed a remarkable year in 2023, achieving a record-breaking export volume of 1.2 million metric tons. This figure represents an impressive 9.8% increase from the previous year, as reported by the ABPA, the country’s poultry and pork meat association. Expansion into New Markets A key factor in this growth was Brazil’s […]

South American Weather Improvements Affect U.S. Agricultural Markets

Date: January 2, 2024 The recent shift towards better weather in South America’s previously dry farming regions is casting a shadow over the United States grain and oilseed prices as we enter the new year. Noted market analyst, Don Roose from U.S. Commodities, points out that Brazil’s soybean crop has suffered considerable damage due to […]

Meat’s Role in Health: A Deeper Dive into Its Nutritional Impact

When it comes to what we eat and our health, the plot keeps thickening. Now, let’s chat about meat. It’s been a protein hero for ages, but its role in our health and diseases like heart disease and some cancers is still a hot topic. The Heart of the Matter: Meat and Health For years, […]

JBS Backs Pará’s Initiative for Compulsory Livestock Traceability in the Brazilian Amazon

At the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, Pará Governor Helder Barbalho announced a significant plan to enhance transparency and traceability in the livestock supply chain of the Brazilian Amazon. This plan involves the mandatory identification of animals in the state by 2026. Barbalho emphasised the dual benefits of this initiative: ensuring […]

China-Uruguay Relations Enter New Phase: A Leap Forward in Trade and Diplomatic Ties

In a significant stride towards strengthening international trade relations, China and Uruguay have recently upgraded their bilateral ties. This development, a result of a high-level meeting in Beijing between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Uruguayan President Louis Lacalle Pou, signifies a new chapter in the economic and diplomatic engagement between the two nations. At the […]

Latin America’s Pork Output Expected to Grow in 2024

The USDA has shared a report looking at pork in Latin America. It says that by 2024, there will be more pork made there. Brazil might export a lot more pork, but the amount coming in from other places should stay the same as it is now. This could mean people in Latin America will […]