Brazil Meatpackers BRF, Marfrig Call Off Talks On Proposed Tie-Up

Brazilian meatpackers BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA said on Thursday that they had mutually agreed to call off negotiations for a possible merger that were going on for a month.

China’s swine fever outbreak may benefit Brazil, US exporters: JBS executive

December 19, 2018 Ana Mano, Reuters

An outbreak of a deadly virus threatening pork production in China may be a boon to Brazilian and U.S. exporters, meat processor JBS SA’s chief executive said in a live webcast on Tuesday.