Cargill has embarked on a two-year drive to expand its already-massive meat division

Cargill’s sausage push creates 100 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

More than 100 new staff will be hired by agriculture giant Cargill, which has plans to build a sausage production hub in Nashville, Tennessee.

BRF was boosted by a solid rise in volume sales of processed meat products

BRF curbs spend amid economic crisis

By Oscar Rousseau

One the world’s largest meatpackers, BRF, has cut its investment spend as its home country, Brazil, slowly recovers from a two-year economic recession.

Kraft Heinz has made a pledge to significantly improve broiler welfare by 2024

Kraft Heinz plans to improve broiler welfare

By Aidan Fortune

US food processor Kraft Heinz Company has announced plans to expand its current animal welfare commitments to include higher standards for treatment of broiler chickens in its domestic supply chain.

Prosecutors called the actions of Batista brothers Joesley and Wesley (pictured) 'illegal'

JBS Batista brothers charged with insider trading

By Oscar Rousseau

Joesley and Wesley Batistia, the billionaire brothers of scandal-rocked Brazilian meatpacker JBS, have been charged with insider trading by prosecutors who allege the duo pocketed over US$30m.

Tyson Foods took full responsibility for the violation

Tyson fined $2 million after toxic 'mistake'

By Aidan Fortune

Tyson Poultry, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, has been fined $2 million for its part in an environmental incident that led to the death of more than 100,000 fish in Missouri.

Trading figures for Cargill's grain division performed worse than last year

Brisk beef demand buoys Cargill’s profit

By Oscar Rousseau

Strong beef demand helped Cargill post a strong quarterly profit rise, although its grain division suffered from a fall in commodity prices.

Tyson Foods is to focus on other sites following the withdrawal of support

Tyson Kansas development plans on hold

By Aidan Fortune

Tyson Foods’ plan to build a major new poultry processing facility in Tonganoxie, Kansas has hit a snag following the withdrawal of support from the local government. 

SIAVS 2017 attracts some of the biggest names in Brazilian agribusiness and politics

SIAVS 2017

Brazil’s biggest meat event, in quotes

By Oscar Rousseau

One of the biggest meat trade shows in Brazil ended last week as the country sought to appease global food quality concerns, following the rotten meat scandal.

In little over a month, BRF confirmed the exit of both its CEO and vice-president

Brazil’s BRF says CEO to leave

By Oscar Rousseau

Pedro de Andrade Faria will step down this year as CEO of the one of the world’s biggest meat processors, Brazil-based BRF, in the wake of financial losses and a food safety sting.

Brazilian producers want to focus more on value-added produce

Brazil to premiumise meat exports

By Oscar Rousseau

Senior figures in Brazil want the country to start producing more value-added meat products to enhance its position as one of the world’s biggest pork and poultry traders. 

Memphis Meats has received significant investment from Cargill

Cargill invests in lab-grown meat outfit

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat giant Cargill has joined business tycoons Bill Gates and Richard Branson by investing millions of dollars in lab-grown meat start-up Memphis Meats. 

China's bird flu struggles have hit local chicken prices, which could dent return on investment

Booming Asian mega farms are an ‘economic risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

Investors should not get overexcited by the risky Asian meat industry as booming production may not translate to soaring profits, a FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) Initiative report has claimed.

Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick wants help from meat processors to ramp up production


Lab-grown meat firm in talks to license tech

By Oscar Rousseau

Hampton Creek has confirmed the Silicon Valley start-up is in talks to license its lab-grown meat technology to some of the world’s biggest meat companies.

Canada has faced questions from US auditors over carcass inspection protocol

US audit questions Canadian meat inspection

By Oscar Rousseau

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit of Canadian meat, poultry and egg inspection systems has raised "significant questions" that “need to be addressed”.

Tyson Foods rebuffed claims it is 'driving massive manure and fertiliser pollution'

Tyson Foods condemns ‘misleading characterisation’

By Aaron McDonald

A report from environmental group Mighty Earth, which targeted Tyson Foods for allegedly heavily contributing towards a large ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico, has been condemned by the meat company. 

Investment in new equipment will reduce the risk of staff injuries, Cargill said

Cargill hatches plan to improve turkey health

By Oscar Rousseau

Commodities trader Cargill is spending $7m to modernise its Harrisonburg, Virginia site, used to incubate and hatch more than 23 million turkey eggs per year. 


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