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Brazil exports 316,900 metric tons of chicken in February

China increases purchases and assumes monthly leadership among importers
In January and February, chicken meat exports reached 598,700 million metric tons (MT), volume 6.6 percent lower than the 640,700 million MT shipped in the same period last year.
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In this corner: chicken! And in the other: pork!

Future projections put chicken and pork at a similar growth rate in the next decade. Which of the two will win?
Benjamín Ruiz: "The demand for poultry meat is forecasted to grow another 20 percent in the next decade, with increases in both world population and per capita consumption."
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BRF net loss widens in fiscal year 2018

Trade challenges, domestic cost pressure, logistical issues and investigations made it ‘the most challenging year’ in company’s history, executives say
In what BRF executives described as the “most challenging year in BRF’s 10-year history,” the company reported a net loss of BRL4.47 billion (US$1.2 billion) for the 2018 fiscal year and a net loss of BRL2.13 billion (US$569.7 million) for the fourth quarter of FY 2018.
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Cargill bolsters commitment to deforestation-free supply chains

New sustainability policies and human rights commitment reinforce company’s intent to operate more sustainable supply chains while supporting agricultural development
Cargill has launched a South America Sustainable Soy Policy, a Human Rights Commitment and an updated Forest Policy.
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Ethics commission approves BRF CFO appointment

Ivan de Souza Monteiro will begin working in new role on March 11
Brazil’s Public Ethics Commission has given approval for Ivan de Souza Monteiro to assume the role of chief financial and investor relations officer of Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF.
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BRF recalls chicken over possible Salmonella concerns

About 394 metric tons of fresh chicken, intended for domestic and export markets, are recalled
BRF has recalled approximately 394 metric tons of fresh chicken meat due to the potential presence of Salmonella enteritidis, the company announced on February 13.
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Latin American Poultry Summit focuses on broiler, layer production and processing

“Robotics have improved feed efficiency and many other areas,” remarked Dr. Colin Usher, senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, during his presentation on “The Use of Robotics in Poultry Production,” at the la Cumbre Avícola Latinoamericana (Latin American Poultry Summit) program held during the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo.
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