News Headlines

Wednesday 23 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Understanding the BRC Agents & Brokers Standard

Cert ID have added a brand new course to their 2014 Training Programme and Meat Trade News Daily readers are entitled to 30% off the course fee! Simply quote ‘MTND’ upon booking to receive the discount.

Read More...

Tuesday 22 July 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - First piglets born at Pig Innovation Centre

A key milestone has been reached at the Pig innovation Centre with the arrival of the first piglets in the new purpose-built free farrowing pens.

Read More...

Russia

Russia - Record number of students attend Aviagen Parent Stock School in Russia

Aviagen LLC welcomed a record 60 attendees to its School in Russia recently. Delegates came from Russia as well as neighbouring countries including Lithuania and Belarus to attend the Aviagen Parent Stock Management School held in Moscow, organised by the company’s Russian business unit Aviagen LLC.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Cogent teams up with English Winter Fair to launch National Pedigree Calf Show

Cogent Breeding Limited has teamed up with the organisers of the English Winter Fair livestock showcase, Stafford, to introduce a new National Pedigree Calf Show for all beef breeds at this year’s event on the weekend of November 15-16, offering a £1,000 cash prize for the Overall Champion and £500 for the Reserve Champion.

Read More...

USA

USA - HID Global Debuts Latest RFID Transponder Using 8KB FRAM Technology

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its Identification Technologies division is shipping the IN Tag™ 300 8KB RFID transponder, which is ideal for memory intensive applications.

Read More...

Monday 21 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - ICHCA International confirms new Chair and Deputy Chair for ISP Technical Panel

Jan Boermans of DP World and Bill Brassington from ETS Consulting will head up ICHCA International’s expert technical panel on cargo handling safety and operational best practice.

Read More...

USA

USA - Esmi San Pedro Accepts Role of Commercial and Technical Manager Indian River

Esmi graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Central Luzon State University in 1987 before entering the pig industry as he started his career in agriculture. He subsequently moved to Calauit Wild Life Sanctuary for two years before accepting a job in the Philippine Animal Health Center where he worked for two more years before he entered the poultry industry with RFM/Swift Foods.

Read More...

Friday 18 July 2014


Netherlands

Netherlands - MPS Builds State-of-the-Art Pig Slaughter Line for Westfort

Westfort Meat Products (merger of Egbert Kruiswijk Vleesproducten and Lunenberg Vlees) to invest in a new pig slaughterhouse in IJsselstein (NL). MPS meat processing systems in Lichtenvoorde (NL) was chosen by Westfort to be the supplier of the ultra-modern slaughter line with cold storage units and product processing lines.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Q Guild strengthens national membership

The Butchers Q Guild has accepted five new members in the first half of the 2014, further cementing its nationwide representation.

Read More...

Thursday 17 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Dunbia welcomes international expert on animal welfare

Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Online artisan butcher, Meat Porter, is now available on Not On The High Street

The online marketplace, Not On The High Street, famed for sourcing the most original items from the best creative small businesses has snapped up online artisan butcher, Meat Porter.

Read More...

Wednesday 16 July 2014


Australia

Australia - Michael Chau Joins Ross Technical Service in Asia

Michael commenced his career by joining Aviagen in January 2007 in the Export Group where he was Export Coordinator for over 3 years before he moved to great grandparent and grandparent production as part of his training program.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Industry converges on London to ‘make sense of scale’ at TOC Europe 2014

The challenges of ultra large container ships and adoption of new port technologies dominated debate at the 39th annual TOC Europe show in London this June

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Kernow Sausage Company acquires Vealls of Newquay

The Kernow Sausage Company has acquired Vealls of Newquay, a long-established Cornish food wholesaler, for an undisclosed sum.

Read More...

USA

USA - Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech

Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered this play the unconventional ground zero.

Read More...

Monday 14 July 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS Foods Acquires Assets from Céu Azul

JBS S.A. ("JBS") informs its shareholders and the market in general that, in accordance to the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") Ruling No. 358, dated as of January 3rd, 2002, as amended, its wholly-owned subsidiary JBS Foods S.A. ("JBS Foods"), through Seara Alimentos Ltda., signed a binding agreement with Céu Azul Alimentos Ltda., and its related companies and individuals ("Céu Azul Group"), by which JBS Foods will acquire two poultry processing plants, including two feed mills and three incubators, located in Guapiaçu and Itapetininga, both in the state of São Paulo, with a combined processing capacity of 330,000 birds per day, and licenses to access the industry's global importing markets.

Read More...

China

China - Key appointments for Aviagen Asia

Xiuzhen Zhang (Julia) has been appointed New Vice President and Commercial Manager China, Aviagen Asia. Minquing Gu has been promoted to Area Technical Manager China.

Read More...

Friday 11 July 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park sets up new product centre in Northern Ireland

Poultry processor Moy Park is setting up a new product development centre as part of a £170 million expansion at its plants in Northern Ireland. The expansion at the Brazilian owned company’s three plants at Craigavon, Ballymena and Dungannon will provide 628 new jobs including 70 in the planned Innovation Centre.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Increased Supplies and Strong Sterling Cause Lamb Prices to Ease

The cooling in lamb prices over the past five weeks highlights the extra availability of lambs on the market, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Continental heifers dominate Asda/ABP Steak competition at Great Yorkshire Show

A trio of heifers by Continental breed sires were the major prize winners in this year's Asda/ABP BeefLink steak competition staged at the Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, on Tuesday (08.07.14).

Read More...

USA

USA - ‘Meet Adam Sacranie - the newest member of Aviagen’s nutrition team’

With nutrition high on the agenda in the poultry industry, Aviagen® has appointed Adam Sacranie as Nutritionist to help provide further support and advice.

Read More...

USA

USA - Martha's Pitchfork Rebellion

When local government discovered family farmer Martha Boneta selling vegetables, carving pumpkins, and hosting birthday parties, it tried to shut her down with the threat of a $15,000 per day fine. This leads us to ask…

Read More...

USA

USA - These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft

As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa's new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or more than the country spends on education and healthcare. These numbers paint a harsh picture about the inability of the Nigerian government, and the multinational oil companies in the Niger Delta, to do anything about this rampant theft.

Read More...

Thursday 10 July 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Data analysis at the heart of latest Aviagen technical service managers’ school

Elite athletes are only elite athletes because they train hard to ensure they are the best at what they do. The same ethos applies to the recent Aviagen® Technical Service Managers’ (TSM) School, held in Scotland.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Eat Like a Lion: Feast on Zebra

Red meat lovers can sink their teeth into a meal fit for a jungle king with the launch of a new range of zebra haunch steaks.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - National Beef Association calls for introduction of Agricultural Ombudsman

The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the industry coming together to tackle falling prices in the Beef Summit in London, but says tougher tools than a voluntary code of practice are needed.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Retailers should show support as British lamb hits peak quality

With sheep farmers seeing a sudden drop in the price received for their prime lambs this week, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is reminding retailers and consumers that this is the best time of year to support and enjoy British lamb.

Read More...

Wednesday 09 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Launch of Zoetis / British Poultry Council Trainee of the Year Award

The poultry industry offers some of the most exciting career prospects in farming — that’s the message from organisers of the ZoetisTM / British Poultry Council Trainee of the Year Award, now open for entries.

Read More...

Tuesday 08 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Freshly Squeezed – big performance refrigeration for compact kitchens

Operators are reducing space inside the kitchen, so as to have more room outside the kitchen for tables, chairs and paying customers. There are big challenges for anyone designing a compact kitchen – fitting in the needs of the workflow, services and equipment is a precise balancing act. Now Williams has developed the Small Kitchen range – a choice of products that are compact but deliver the same performance as the standard versions.

Read More...

Monday 07 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Lincolnshire butcher now among the best in Britain

G Simpson Butchers, of Heckington in Lincolnshire, has been handed an exclusive and prestigious honour – membership of the national Butchers Q Guild.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Still time to nominate

There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the pig industry’s highest honour, the David Black Award.

Read More...

Friday 04 July 2014


France

France - OIE CIC Joint International Meeting

The OIE and the CIC organise the Joint International Meeting on early detection and prevention of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other animal health issues at the wildlife-livestock-human interface

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Putting Grasslands to Work Conference – August 1 and 2 – Central London

Big discount just announced for UK farmers, butchers and small-scale meat processors - only £170 for the two days!

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - WJP Boss Bag sales hit 20 million mark

The team at William Jones Packaging have announced that sales of their innovative Boss Bag range have reached well over 20 million since their launch five years ago.

Read More...

USA

USA - Hope in Heritage

Given our recently won ability to re-engineer life, the future looks like an apple that will not spoil. Some, however, see hope in the past and so are planting a mother orchard of heritage apple trees. They lead us to ask…

Read More...

Thursday 03 July 2014


Finland

Finland - Major service revamp in progress at Helsinki Airport

The Finnish airport operator Finavia has launched a major service improvement at Helsinki Airport. The current development programme involves the most extensive changes carried out at the airport during any single period of its history. Helsinki Airport now introduces international top brands and adds new variety to its restaurant selection.

Read More...

Wednesday 02 July 2014


Australia

Australia - Winner of Ron Collins Memorial Travel Scholarship Announced

Australian Pork Limited (APL) and the Pan Pacific Pork Expo (PPPE) Committee are proud to announce Emalyn Loudon as the winner of the Ron Collins Memorial Travel Award for 2014.

Read More...

Mexico

Mexico - Could Gang Violence End Mexico's Shale Dream?

Violence in Mexico could thwart hopes of a budding shale boom, as oil and gas companies operating in Texas may think twice about moving south of the border.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Whitley Bay High School centenary banger is a winner

A honey and mustard sausage recipe created by a group of A-level students at Whitley Bay High School has been chosen as the winner of a competition run by the town’s Nicholson’s Butchers as part of its landmark 100th anniversary celebrations.

Read More...

Tuesday 01 July 2014


Brazil

Brazil - Kickoff for Biogas - South America Opts for Green Energy Made by WELTEC

Currently, the world is locked on to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Though they have already reached a high technical level as far as football is concerned, the South American countries still have development potential in the fields of biogas technology and renewable energies. In the interview, Aguinaldo Ramalho of the German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER talks about the potential, experiences and opportunities that exist in South America in this area.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Experts Warn Offal and Blood in Meat Could Be New Frontier For Food Safety

Recent tests conducted by Nottingham Trent University have revealed evidence of undeclared blood and offal in a number of meat products on sale in high street retailers. The researchers are claiming that offal and blood is being illegally mixed into these meat products without being stated on the label, adding to growing concerns surrounding mislabelling after the horsemeat scandal of 2013.

Read More...

Monday 30 June 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Store cattle prices better than expected at Bishops Castle mart

Prices were better than expected, despite the falling beef trade, as auctioneers Halls held a successful sale of store cattle at Bishops Castle Auction on June 19.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Understanding Marketing Claims and Health Claims

Making product claims that sell and are legal takes a blend of creativity and legal understanding.

Read More...

Friday 27 June 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Pig Prices Ease but Longer-term Prospects Positive

Pig prices tend to show a seasonal profile, in line with other livestock prices. In general, pig prices tend to climb from February to an annual high in late July or early August before falling back towards October and November before running flat towards the turn of the year.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Revised approval for Deccox® in control of coccidiosis in broilers

A zero day withdrawal period for the coccidiostat Deccox (active ingredient, decoquinate), will provide greater flexibility in the use of the product for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens.

Read More...

USA

USA - GMO Science VRS Science

Hundreds of scientific studies prove genetically-modified (GM) foods are safe to eat, but then along came Carman’s study showing severe stomach inflammation, and Seralini’s study showing cancerous tumors. And so we ask…

Read More...

Thursday 26 June 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Growing the Chinese Market

The Chinese market offers huge opportunities for pork, beef and lamb and BPEX and EBLEX have mounted another mission seeking to develop trade.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - QADEX Urges Businesses To Ensure Supplier Certification For Halal and Kosher Foods

Following a recent debate in the UK surrounding mislabelled halal food, businesses in the food manufacturing and processing industry are being urged to be extra cautious when choosing their suppliers. With innovative software such as QADEX, specifically designed for food businesses, companies can use supplier management tools to ensure all halal and kosher foods have the right certifications and can be treated in an appropriate manner.

Read More...

Pakistan

USA - Al Huda CIBE extending its services to the USA market

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE), continuing its commitment to bring Islamic finance to the United States, announces a joint-training workshop in Islamic Banking and Finance in conjunction with FAAIF and the University of New Orleans on October 06 and 07, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Al Huda CIBE, having conducted hundreds of successful training workshops all over the world is excited to enter the American markets to bring fascinating and complex Islamic finance and banking products and structures to the citizens of the United States.

Read More...

Wednesday 25 June 2014


Brazil

Brazil - Material Fact from JBS

JBS S.A. ("JBS") pursuant to the announcements made in the Material Fact of December 23th, 2013 and in the Notice to the Market of May 30th, 2014 informs to its shareholders and to the market in general that, in accordance to the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") Ruling No. 358, dated as of January 3rd, 2002, as amended, it concluded, through its subsidiary JBS Foods S.A.,, the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of Equity Interests with Condition Precedent and Other Covenants ("Agreement") for the acquisition of quotas representing the 100% of the capital stock of Comércio e Indústria de Massas Alimentícias Massa Leve Ltda. and of real estate properties ("Massa Leve").

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park introduces ‘No need to wash’ labelling

Top 10 UK food manufacturer Moy Park has introduced a front of pack label to all its Moy Park branded whole birds carrying the message ‘no need to wash’.

Read More...

Tuesday 24 June 2014


European Union

EU - LNG: The Long, Strategic Play for Europe: Interview with Robert Bensh

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe isn't a get-rich-quick scenario for the impatient investor: It's a long, strategic play for the sophisticated investor who can handle no small amount of politics and geopolitics along the way. When it comes to Europe, Russia's strategy to divide and conquer has worked so far, but Gazprom is a fragile giant that will eventually feel the pressure of LNG.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - OCADO adds Northern Irish gluten-free meats

Gluten-free sausages, burgers and meatballs from Doherty Meats in Northern Ireland have been listed by OCADO, the leading UK online retailer.

Read More...

Monday 23 June 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Livestock’s Valuable Sustainability Role Highlighted

A clear message that livestock production in Scotland deserves recognition for its valuable sustainability role, has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), at the Royal Highland Show.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Naturex launches new antioxidants and curing enhancers for meat and poultry sectors

Naturex has expanded its portfolio of natural solutions for shelf life extension with a range of new cherry-based antioxidants and curing enhancers for meat & poultry products.

Read More...

Sunday 22 June 2014


Australia

Australia - Celebrate the sizzle with Australian Bacon Week

Tastebuds will be tempted as the aroma of sizzling bacon fills the air when households and restaurants across the nation get behind Australian Bacon Week.

Read More...

Friday 20 June 2014


China

China - China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs

Many people, even fanatical advocates of solar power, are unaware quite how close we are to reaching a critical milestone in the industry. Within a fairly short space of time, solar generated electricity will be fully cost competitive with coal-powered electricity -- at least if the governments of the world's two largest energy consuming nations have their way.

Read More...

Russia

Russia - More than 1.5 million parent stock chicks from Broiler Budushevo

The hatchery of Broiler Budushevo has delivered its first 1.5 million Cobb parent stock chicks in Russia — just five months after hatching the first chick at Stromyn.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Hot stuff – Falkirk pupil’s fiery dish wins Commonwealth Burger challenge

A “Scotch Bonnet” burger described by judges as “delicious, healthy and very Scottish” has lifted the top award in a “Commonwealth Burger” competition run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - New Joint Industry Initiative to Promote Scotch Lamb

Television presenter Cat Cubie joined representatives from the Scottish sheep industry at the Royal Highland Show today (June 19th) to unveil an exciting new Scotch Lamb PGI initiative set to be fully launched later this summer.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - ReFood opens first Gas-to-Grid AD plant in Widnes

ReFood today (Wednesday, 18th June) opened its latest anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Widnes. The plant is the UK’s largest gas-to-grid plant of its kind and the second AD plant for the ReFood brand.

Read More...

Thursday 19 June 2014


Ireland

Ireland - Dunbia becomes Origin Green Member

Dunbia is the latest company to successfully achieve Origin Green membership with Bord Bia which is an initiative geared towards creating sustainability in the food chain throughout Ireland.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - To manage shows and events for Kelly Turkeys

Becky McConnell has been appointed by Kelly Turkeys to manage their participation in shows and events.

Read More...

USA

USA - Cobb-Vantress releases new Android mobile app to support global digital strategy

Cobb-Vantress, a leader in research and development, production and sale of broiler breeding stock, today released a new Android mobile application, the latest phase in the company’s global digital strategy. This newest app joins an iPhone app released in 2013, the redesigned website (http://www.cobb-vantress.com) and other social media initiatives which comprise “Cobb Connection,” a digital communication system developed to help the company’s customers and people in the field.

Read More...

Wednesday 18 June 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park invests in industry leading Campylobacter research

Moy Park has announced that the company has invested over £1million in cutting edge research and practices which could help the poultry industry reduce Campylobacter.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Scottish Red Meat Industry Contributes Over £2 billion to Scotland’s Economy

Despite the many challenges which faced the Scottish red meat industry during 2013, the revenue generated by livestock farming and processing still managed to top £2 billion during the year, according to a publication launched today (June 16th) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - New Production Manager for BHJ Ingredients UK

Functional meat proteins specialist BHJ Ingredients UK has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Colin Branagh as production manager.

Read More...

USA

USA - Dyadic added to Biofuel digest index of bioeconomy stocks

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins, announced today that Biofuels Digest has selected Dyadic to be included in its Biofuel Digest Index as part of the annual rebalancing of publicly traded stocks included in the index.

Read More...

Tuesday 17 June 2014


Austria

Austria - IDENTEC SOLUTIONS launches CTAS 7.0 Reefer system

New generation wireless automated monitoring and control system will allow ports and terminals to fully automate reefer container management; first customers announced

Read More...

Colombia

Columbia - COSCO, Hamburg Süd and Maersk to speak at TOC Americas 2014

Global carriers to discuss impact of mega ships and alliances on US and Latin container trade at annual TOC Americas conference in Cartagena this October

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Awards success for Dunbia

At a prestigious ceremony held on 4th June in London Dunbia scooped two awards for its manufacturing excellence and product quality.

Read More...

Netherlands

Netherlands - Maersk, Total Produce and Marine Harvest to discuss future of perishables transport

Maersk, Total Produce and Marine Harvest to discuss future of perishables transport at Cool Logistics Global 2014

Read More...

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - The World's Five Most Important Oil Fields

Much has been made about the role that hydraulic fracturing – or fracking -- has played in revolutionizing the energy landscape, unlocking vast new reserves of oil trapped in shale rock. This "tight oil" is pouring into the global pool of oil supplies at a crucial time, preventing oil prices from spiking in an age of high demand and geopolitical turmoil.

Read More...

USA

USA - Dyadic Appoints New Board Member

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins, announced today the appointment of Michael Tarnok to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Tarnok will also serve on the company's audit and compensation committees.

Read More...

Monday 16 June 2014


Brazil

Brazil - How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

Along with 3 billion other viewers around the world, I plan to tune in for the month-long World Cup to see whether the 22-year old Neymar can withstand the colossal pressure that has been put upon his shoulders to deliver a win for team Brazil.

Read More...

USA

HID Global Demonstrates Innovation at Security Document World 2014

Company to Discuss the Changing Face of ID Issuance and Personalization and Showcase Innovation in Secure eIDs and e-Passports

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - BCAS launches FREE associate membership offer for end users

From 1st July 2014, the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is offering customers of current BCAS members 12 months’ free associate membership – worth £975.

Read More...

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe - Largest Cobb technical seminar for Africa

More than 100 customers representing 13 African countries attended the largest Cobb Africa technical seminar so far. The school was run on Irvine’s Zimbabwe premises so practical sessions could be carried out in the commercial environment while clients were accommodated at the lovely Cresta Lodge in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Read More...

Friday 13 June 2014


China

China - Peak Pollution: China Aims For The Top So It Can Go Down

City-dwelling Chinese may still be choking on smog, but amid all the haze, China may turning a corner in its fight on pollution. Top Chinese officials have hinted at the fact that China is working hard to achieve "peak" greenhouse gas emissions, which may come sooner than observers expect.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Showtime for Top Quality Produce at Royal Highland Show

The Scottish red meat industry is pulling out all the stops to ensure visitors to the 2014 Royal Highland Show leave the showground with a better understanding of what makes the beef, lamb and pork produced in Scotland stand out from the crowd.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - New M-Check 2 from Marel - Fast accurate checkweighing for the food industry

Marel’s new M-Check 2 Checkweigher, launched at Marel’s Packing, Labeling and Dispatch event on June 11, combines high levels of accuracy with flexibility and capacity. The machine is approved for process as well as end of line applications, making it the ideal choice for any food processing company.

Read More...

USA

USA - Free Trade or Fair Trade?

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts University of Washington Professor Devon G. Pena for a conversation about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Read More...

Thursday 12 June 2014


Brazil

Brazil - Material Fact - JBS USA LLC Announces a US$ 750 million 5.875% Senior Notes Offering

JBS S.A. (IBOV: JBSS3, OTCQX: JBSAY, "Company"; "JBS") today announced to its shareholders and to the market in general the pricing of Senior Notes Offering issued by JBS' wholly-owned subsidiaries, JBS USA, LLC and JBS USA Finance, Inc. and guaranteed by the Company, by JBS USA Holdings and by JBS Hungary Holdings Kft. ("Notes" and "Offering", respectively). The Notes are due 2024 with a coupon of 5.875% in the aggregate principal amount of US$ 750 million.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Great showcase for creative Northern Irish beef producer

Salt aged beef from Hannan Meats in Northern Ireland was showcased as an integral part of the recent GREAT Festival of Creativity in Istanbul. The three-day event was developed by UK Trade and Investment as “a dynamic celebration of creativity in business.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - CAP Announcement - Response from Quality Meat Scotland

Response from QMS Chairman Jim McLaren to this afternoon’s CAP implementation plan announcement by the Rural Affairs Secretary (11 June 2014)

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Training goes global at Aviagen Veterinary Laboratory

Aviagen® recently welcomed a group of customers from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to its cutting-edge Scottish laboratory facility, to share their knowledge of quality control systems (QCS), introducing the newest laboratory techniques and troubleshooting.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Blacker Hall kicks off World Cup with true taste of Brazil

On the ball Blacker Hall Farm Shop in Wakefield has lined up a true taste of Brazil as the whistle sounds on the 2014 World Cup kick-off.

Read More...

USA

USA - The 2014 World Pork Expo reflects positive producer outlook

The 2014 World Pork Expo attracted nearly 20,000 pork producers and other professionals from 32 countries to Des Moines, Iowa, for the world’s largest pork-specific trade show.

Read More...

Wednesday 11 June 2014


Brazil

Brazil - Material Fact - Tender offer and consent solicitation

JBS S.A. (JBSS3, "JBS"), in compliance with the provisions of paragraph 4 of article 157 of the Brazilian Corporate Law (Law No. 6,404/76, as amended), and in accordance with article 2 of Instruction No. 358 dated January 3, 2002, as amended, of the Brazilian Securities Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários-CVM), announces to its investors and to the market in general that it has commenced an offer to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") (i) any and all of the outstanding $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 10.50% Senior Notes due 2016; and (ii) any and all of the outstanding $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 10.25% Senior Notes due 2016 (collectively, the "2016 Notes"), issued, respectively, by JBS and JBS Finance Ltd., and by Bertin S.A., a company that was merged into JBS.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park Receives ‘UK Big Tick Award’ from Business in the Community

Moy Park, one of Europe’s leading food companies, has been recognised with a Dairy Crest Rural Action Award and a UK ‘Big Tick’ for the second year running as part of Business in the Community’s Northern Ireland Impact Awards 2014.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Northern Irish beef leaders press for business in China

Red meat industry leaders in Northern Ireland are adding their weight to the campaign to open up the market in China to UK beef and lamb.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Safety Courses

HACCP systems are an integral part of any food industry business. They enable you to prioritise and control potential hazards in the workplace. HACCP team members will require training to meet the requirements of industy Standards.

Read More...

USA

USA - Dyadic International to present at the 2014 Global Biotechnology Conference

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals, biopharmaceutical, food and feed industries, announced that Dyadic's Chief Operating Officer Danai Brooks will present at the 2014 Global Biotechnology Conference on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. ET at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Read More...

Tuesday 10 June 2014


Germany

Germany - Report Finds Successful Efforts to Reduce Deforestation

Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park makes it on to new Inward Investment Track 50 league table

Moy Park is the only company from Northern Ireland to make it on to the inaugural Sunday Times PA Consulting Inward Investment Track 50. The league table ranks overseas-headquartered multinationals by their UK staff number to shine a light on this important part of the economy.

Read More...

USA

USA - Obama's Climate Plan Is Leaking Methane

The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent will no doubt lead to a cleaner economy. But the road there will be paved with methane.

Read More...

Monday 09 June 2014


Brazil

Brazil - Notice to the Market - Pilgrim's Pride withdraws proposal to acquire Hillshire Brands

JBS S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA:JBSS3, OTCQX: JBSAY) ("JBS") communicates to its shareholders and to the market in general that Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) ("Pilgrim's"), an American Company controlled by JBS through the ownership of 75% of its shares, today announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) ("Hillshire"), in accordance with Material Fact of May 27, 2014. Pilgrim's decision to withdraw follows today's announcement by Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) regarding Hillshire.

Read More...

Cyprus

Cyprus - First major seminar by Cobb Turkey

Seventy five delegates from the poultry meat sector across Turkey took part in a two-day seminar in north Cyprus — the first event on this scale by Cobb Turkey.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - BPEX category report published

The latest issue of the BPEX Quarterly Category Report has just been published, giving a snapshot of the retail side of the industry.

Read More...

USA

USA - Pork Industry Poised to Meet Growing Demand, Turn Back Clock on Resource Use

With meat, milk, and egg prices reaching record levels, we’re already experiencing the effects of growing population and increasing affluence at the checkout counter. And a new report from Elanco indicates we’ll need 50 percent more pork by 2050!

Read More...

Wales

Wales - Butcher Matthew runner up for VQ Learner of the Year Award

Talented young butcher Matthew Edwards was a runner up at Wales’ VQ Learner of the Year showpiece awards ceremony on VQ Day at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw Campus.

Read More...

Friday 06 June 2014


Brazil

Brazil - Material FAct - Termination of Tender Offer

JBS S.A. (JBSS3, "JBS"), in compliance with the provision under paragraph 4 of article 157 of Brazilian Corporate Law (Law No. 6.404/76, as amended) and in accordance with article 2nd of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) Instruction No. 358 dated January 3, 2002, as amended, announces to its investors and to the market in general that it has terminated the cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for (i) any and all of 10.25% Senior Notes due 2016 and (ii) any and all 10.50% Senior Notes due 2016, issued, respectively, by Bertin S.A., a company that was merged into JBS, and by JBS and JBS Finance Ltd. (the "2016 Notes"), as well as the consent solicitation to amend the indentures governing the 2016 Notes ("Consent Solicitation"). The Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation were announced to the market by JBS on May 28, 2014.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Falkirk pupil shortlisted in final of creating the Nation’s Commonwealth Burger

Eve Cattanach from St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk has been shortlisted as a finalist in Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) nationwide search to find the most original, creative and exciting recipe for a ‘Commonwealth Burger’. The competition is being supported by the Scotch Butchers Club which is run by QMS.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - NBA Beef Expo comes to North Yorkshire - 2015 event to be hosted by York Auction Centre

NBA Beef Expo comes to North Yorkshire - 2015 flagship event to be hosted by York Auction Centre

Read More...

USA

USA - What kind of food do we want the future to serve for dinner?

Like most industries, agriculture seems to be heading in one of two directions: very big or very small. As Yogi Berra said, “When you get to the fork in the road, take it!”

Read More...

Thursday 05 June 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park Reaches Zero Waste to Landfill Target

To celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June, top 10 UK food company Moy Park has announced it has reached the ambitious goal of sending zero waste to landfill across all 16 of its manufacturing sites and its agricultural base throughout the UK and Europe.

Read More...

USA

USA - Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) to Set Record-breaking Number of Ethanol Producers Ever Gathered

The FEW has 500 plus producers from 194 facilities, representing more than 15 billion gallons of ethanol already registered to attend.

Read More...

Wednesday 04 June 2014


Canada

Canada - Canadian Law Makes It Cheaper To Prevent Oil Sands Leaks Than Clean Them Up

As the Canadian government pushes a new law rendering pipeline companies liable for all damages from leaks and spills, the only friend to both sides in this polarized world of dirty oil sands is leak prevention technology.

Read More...



Jan Zandbergen        Lanexco Ltd