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.