Brazil and World

African swine fever: Brazil intensifies actions to prevent entry of the virus in the country

In order to prevent the African swine fever from reaching Brazil and undermining Brazilian agriculture, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply intensified surveillance against the virus. Banners have been distributed at airports and border ports to alert travelers, and audible alerts are being issued to passengers.
Those who have visited farms, zoos, agricultural fairs, rural areas or other places with the presence of pigs and boars or that carry products of pork origin, should look for the Vigiagro counter before leaving the landing area.
In Brazil, African swine fever was eradicated in 1984 and since then the country has been declared a disease-free area. The virus does not pose risk to human health, but can decimate swine herds, being highly infectious. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) determines the animals' sacrifice when contamination is found.
Brazil and World

Saudi Arabia enable eight beef slaughterhouses

The qualification of more eight Brazilian beef slaughterhouses for the Saudi market is also highlighted this week.
Brazil and World

China enable import of more 13 Brazilian slaughterhouses

Other 13 Brazilian slaughterhouses were qualified to export meat to China.
Brazil and World

Brazil increases the total volume of beef exports by 11%

Overall, between January and October 2019, Brazilian beef exports increased by 11% in volume, or 1.4 million tons. Last year, in this same period, 1.3 million tons were sold abroad.
Brazil and World

Beef: 110% growth in Brazilian exports to China

Brazilian beef exports set a new record in October and this advance is driven by China, which continues to stand out among buyers, with 35% of all volume shipped overseas.