Precooked Hamburgers Are Catching On

It sounds like a sure winner. Combine consumers’ demand for precooked, convenience products along with their insatiable craving for hamburgers, and you get the precooked hamburger — a product that ought to lead the race among fully cooked, case-ready items. Americans love hamburgers. They consume 14 billion of them each year. What’s more, convenience is … Read more

How do you cook your steak?

The USDA revised the safe minimum cooking temperatures for consumers to use in their homes to protect themselves against food-borne illnesses. These safe cooking temperatures are paired with new recommended resting times to ensure all harmful bacteria are killed through the cooking process. One important aspect of minimum cooking temperatures is that you are reaching … Read more

Heartbreaking’ drought forces Canadian ranchers to cull herds

A scorching drought in Canada’s heartland that made grass worthless for feed is causing farmers to consider culling as much as 20 per cent of the national cattle herd before winter in a “heartbreaking” nationwide effort. Canada’s cattle industry has suffered one blow after another, starting with an outbreak of mad cow disease more than … Read more

Ranch food sets base in Brazil to strengthen Pork sourcing

In join venture with Molkerey Alimentos Ltd, Ranch Food is BBC alimentos Ltd, the company is based in Florianopolis southern Brazil. BBC Alimentos will bring an assortment of food ingredients and finish products with a focus on organics to serve the Brazilean Market, BBC Alimentos will also focus on pork and chicken supply for China … Read more

Craft Beer Could Be the Model for the Future of the U.S. Livestock Industry

One of the most renowned voices in the world of meat production says there’s a battle taking place for the future of the livestock industry. On the one hand, there are people including Tom Hayes, the outgoing chief executive officer of Tyson Foods Inc., who represents a side of the meat industry that may be … Read more

China Has Few Places to Shop for Pork If Fever Disrupts Output

As a deadly pig virus strikes China, the world’s biggest pork consumer won’t have many places to turn if it needs to boost imports. So far, it’s too early to tell whether the outbreak of African swine fever — a highly contagious, pig-eradicating virus — will have a significant impact on China’s domestic pork production, … Read more

Brazil’s top meat companies suffer losses in the second quarter

With August comes the release of second quarter financial results for the main companies in Brazil’s meat sector. As expected, they reflected the damage inflicted by the truck drivers’ strike, embargoes on meat exports, rising production costs and currency volatility. Source: Agribusiness Intelligence Informa  

Farmers fear $12 billion aid package a sign of extended trade war

EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 27 (UPI) — The Trump administration’s $12 billion farm aid package is a sign to many in the agricultural sector that the administration does not foresee an end to the escalating trade war with China this year. “You don’t create an aid package like this if you don’t think the damage is … Read more

Argentina Beef begins exports to Japan

Since Mauricio Macri took office in December 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed a great deal of interest in trading with Argentina. In November 2016, Abe visited Buenos Aires; the two leaders released a joint press statement, in which they agreed to pick up the pace of negotiations for bilateral trade and investment … Read more

US predicted to revive Brazilian beef imports

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply has said it expects the US to reopen the market for Brazilian beef when the countries meet for talks this week.