Mexico cleared of avian salmonellosis
MEXICO, Mexico City The Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has declared the United Mexican States, as a free zone from avian salmonellosis, through an anoncement published in the official journal of the federation.
JBS posts Q2 profit of $83.6 mill.
BRAZIL, São Paulo Brazil's JBS SA, the world's biggest beef producer, posted a profit of R169.5 mill. ($83.64 mill.) in the second quarter, compared with a R181 mill. loss in the same period last year.
AAFC invests in Cardinal Meat Specialists plant
CANADA, Brampton, Ontario As part of Canada's AgriProcessing Initiative, Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. will receive an investment of more than $831,650 from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
Scotland eyes up lucrative Nordic markets
SCOTLAND, Ingliston Newbridge Scottish meat body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has appointed two new export managers in the hope of expanding export activity in Germany and the Nordic countries.
Drought results in production imbalance
THE NETHERLANDS, Utrecht Rabobank's Global Cattle Price Index dropped 7% from Q1 levels, driven mainly by generally weaker demand together with a stronger US dollar.
Zhongpin 2Q net income falls, sales rise
CHINA, Changge Zhongpin Inc. reports for 2Q 2012 vs. the second quarter 2011, net income decreased 43% to $11.0 mill. from $19.3 mill., primarily due to a lower gross profit margin, the cost of more employees to support expansion, higher salaries, rising labor and utility costs and higher interest expenses and income taxes.
Food price index advances, meat prices down
ITALY, Rome The FAO Food Price Index rose 6% in July, but meat prices declined, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Qatif meat plant hires Saudi women
SAUDI ARABIA, Qatif A group of Saudi women have broken social barriers by working in a meat plant in Qatif. This has traditionally been a job only for men.
WPC 2016 and VIV China 2016 enter Strategic Partnership
BRAZIL, Salvador The representatives of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) China Branch, the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV) and VNU Exhibitions Europe have signed the agreement regarding the Strategic Partnership for the organization of the World’s Poultry Congress (WPC) 2016 and VIV China 2016 in Beijing.