Operating through its local entity joint-venture Minerva Foods Australia, the company will take 100 percent of the issued shares in ALC, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions in the sale agreement. Read the full article HERE / Source: Beef Central
Australia's Special Representative of Agriculture, Su McCluskey, has visited the president of the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA), João Martins, in Brasília. Talks centred on the responsibility of the two countries to help guarantee the world's food security and sustainability in the agricultural sector.
Read the full report here (Portuguese only).
"In 2021, Minerva Foods and SALIC invested US$35 million (A$48 million) to acquire two meat processing plants in regional Western Australia. The Great Eastern Abattoir is a sheep processing facility near Tammin, about two hours from Perth. The Shark Lake facility near Esperance processes sheep and beef. Both facilities are primed for expansion and licensed to export." Read the full article HERE / Source: Austrade
As the inaugural and so far very successful Brazil Week continues in Brisbane this week, it was great to see an in-depth interview with Brazil's Ambassador to Australia HE Mr Mauricio Carvalho in the Lowy Institute's The Interpreter publication, covering a range of topics from the recent growth in Brazilian nationals living in Australia to opportunities for collaboration in agriculture. Click HERE to read the article.
"The measure will affect beef, chicken meat, wheat and wheat flour, crackers and biscuits, corn and other bakery products. The government also cancelled tariffs for imports of sulfuric acid, used in fertilizers, and reduced the rate for mancozeb fungicide to 4% from 12.6%, lowering agricultural production costs." Read the full article HERE / SOURCE: The Cattle Site
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) has launched the Observatory of Brazilian Agriculture – a public online database that aims at improving access and monitoring of data and information on the performance of the agricultural sector. The platform also seeks to provide innovative solutions of information and communication technology in order to support decision-making processes by policy makers, private sector entities and civil society. The Observatory offers data on the main agricultural activities output, weather forecasts, rural credit, fishing and georeferenced images of the Brazilian rural area, amongst others. The database is available HERE
This live webinar, to be held February 8, will feature an overview of the 2022 Australian barley industry, insights into the Australian malting barley accreditation program and how to add value when using Australian malting barley. A Q&A session will include representatives from both Brazil and Australia to discuss ensuring grain quality, reliability, and safety. View the webinar page HERE
"Brazil will take the lead in corn production and export growth over the next ten years. Double use of the land, with one crop of soybeans and one crop of safrinha corn harvested within a twelve-month timeframe from the same field, allows safrinha area to increase on the back of established soybean area without necessitating expansion exclusively for sowing corn. This gives Brazilian corn production good financial margins and a uniquely sustainable value." Read the full report HERE
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