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Gradus raises US$48 million in public offering

Funds raised through IPO will be used to develop existing and new business lines for food products
Bulgarian poultry meat producer, Gradus AD has raised 81.4 million lev (BGN; US$48.1 million at current exchange rates) from the sale of shares on the country’s stock exchange.
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Tyson Foods hungry for more acquisitions

CEO Tom Hayes says Tyson will continue to fuel its business both organically and inorganically
Tyson Foods has been busy with acquisitions during recent months, and the company’s CEO indicated that more could come.
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BRF creates global chief operating officer position

Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr., earlier selected as chief financial officer and interim global CEO, has been named to fill the newly-created role
BRF has created the position of global chief operating officer (COO) and the company’s board has selected Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr. to fill that role.
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US to move forward with tariffs on Chinese exports

China promises to respond in kind, with US farmers taking a hit
The United States will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese exports, and China has promised immediate retaliation with tariffs on U.S. products, including soybeans, corn and wheat.
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Acquisitions could shake up Top Poultry Company rankings

With one top company having been recently acquired and two more up for sale, standings in Top Poultry Companies listings are likely to change
Every year, WATT Global Media publishes the results of the Top Poultry Companies Survey in WATT PoultryUSA magazine, and updates the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, based on the findings of that survey.
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BRF board elects Chairman Parente as new CEO

The businessman, who will now head the world's largest exporter of chicken meat, comes from directing Petrobras, the state-owned oil company of the South American giant.
Parente will take possession if authorized by the Public Ethics Commission of the Brazilian Presidency, that will analyze the existence of any conflict of interest between his previous position in Petrobras and the new one.
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