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Brazilian cattle slaughter in decline

Payment disputes and lack of trust between JBS and cattle breeders are leading to a decline in slaughter numbers in the country, while other Brazilian meatpackers such as Marfrig and Minerva Foods are reported to be unable to process the same quantity of beef as their main competitor.


JBS Couros production levels not affected by meat scandal

While it is still unclear what impact the Brazilian meat scandal will have on the availability of raw materials to the entire leather supply chain, the meat processing giant says the production levels at its leather division, JBS Couros, remain unaffected in the short-medium term.


Brazil’s meat processors struggle to restore confidence

As several countries have either banned or raised their scrutiny on imports of Brazilian meat, the country’s largest processors struggle to regain investor confidence. The rotten meat scandal broke at a time when some the world’s biggest players in the meat sector were preparing to launch their initial public offerings on the foreign-based units.