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JBS launches new Hereford brand under Great Southern stable

Jon Condon, 22 December 2017

JBS Australia will launch a new Hereford breed-specific beef brand in January, under the company’s Great Southern Farm-Assured program.

JBS aims high in food safety performance under new global head, Al Almanza

Jon Condon, 28 September 2017

Australia was the first port of call for JBS’s new global head of food safety, Al Almanza, after he joined the world’s largest meat processor last month. Why was that?

JBS’s second quarter performance shows little sign of Brazil’s recent dramas

Beef Central, 15 August 2017

JBS’s global operations appear to have been little affected by the dramatic events in Brazil surrounding major shareholders, the Batista family, and broader industry corruption allegations, with solid overall financial performance reported for the company’s second quarter this morning.

JBS announces plan to sell its Five Rivers US feedlot business

Jon Condon, 20 June 2017

In the latest development in the series of dramatic events surrounding crisis-riddled global processor JBS, the Brazilian parent company has announced plans to sell its Five Rivers feedlot business in the US – the largest lotfeeding operation in the world.

JBS slashes Brazilian processing capacity in wake of market crisis

Jon Condon, 25 March 2017

JBS has cut meat processing capacity in its Brazilian operations by up to 35pc, in the latest washout from the country’s rapidly escalating meat inspection crisis.

JBS’s global footprint pays off in solid full-year financial result

Jon Condon, 17 March 2017

The diversified global nature of JBS’s operations paid dividends with a set of solid results reported for the company’s full financial year. Whereas a year earlier, JBS’s Australian business was one of the star performers, the company’s US beef operations are now benefiting from greater access to slaughter cattle and lower US cattle prices.

JBS shuts Longford lamb operations for a month

Terry Sim, 24 February 2017

JBS Australia will shut lamb production at its Longford, TAS plant for at least four weeks from next week as tight supplies and high prices cut red meat processor margins across Australia. It’s been a recurring theme in both beef and lamb processing operations in the recent past.

JBS moves into first Certified Organic beef program

Jon Condon, 13 February 2017

JBS Australia will begin processing its first Certified Organic cattle next month, in a move which will inevitably add competitive tension for eligible stock in the marketplace.

Value-adding: Andrews Meats unveils new $20m sous-vide kitchen

Beef Central, 06 December 2016

Sydney-based specialist portioning and value-adding business Andrews Meat Industries has unveiled a new $20 million commercial kitchen specialising in sous-vide at its facility at Lidcombe, producing up to 600,000 ready-made meals weekly.

JBS suffers setback in third quarter financial results

Jon Condon, 15 November 2016

The world’s biggest meat processor, JBS, has reported mixed trading results for the third quarter ended Sept 30, with pre-tax earnings across the company down 18pc and net income down 74pc year-on-year.