Brazil

Brazil set to increase beef production by 35%

Brazil set to increase beef production by 35%

Brazil must increase its beef production by 35% between now and 2030 to meet the demands of the domestic and...

June 10, 2022

Study: Increased agriculture contributes to surface water decline in Brazil

Study: Increased agriculture contributes to surface water decline in Brazil

A new study has shown a reduction in surface water in Brazil of 15% since the early 1990s. The research...

August 25, 2021

China will control the tenor of the UK and global food markets

China will control the tenor of the UK and global food markets

It can be taken for granted that the UK government intends securing free trade arrangements with countries around the world,...

February 10, 2021

Brazilian meat processors bought cattle from farms that used ‘slave labour’ – reports

Brazilian meat processors bought cattle from farms that used ‘slave labour’ – reports

A number of meat processors in Brazil have been found to have bought cattle from ranches that exploit ‘slave labour’,...

January 6, 2021

Beef support is at the top of UFU agenda

Beef support is at the top of UFU agenda

Securing a sustainable support package for Northern Ireland’s beef sector remains a priority for the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), according...

March 19, 2020

US authorities lift suspension on Brazilian beef imports

US authorities lift suspension on Brazilian beef imports

Authorities in the US have decided to lift a suspension on the import of raw, intact beef into the country...

February 28, 2020

Deforestation in Brazil soars dramatically in first half of July

Deforestation in Brazil soars dramatically in first half of July

Deforestation in Brazil in the first half of July 2019 has increased significantly, while controversy still rages over the trade...

July 19, 2019

How a pig farmer made a splash into milk with Brazil’s first VMS robots

How a pig farmer made a splash into milk with Brazil’s first VMS robots

It feels like Northern Ireland has got a case of dairy fever – and it’s no different here in Brazil,...

April 18, 2019

Brazil battles dairy industry’s bull calf woes

Brazil battles dairy industry’s bull calf woes

A marketing drive to encourage Brazilian dairy farmers to rear their bull calves for beef is battling to make steps...

April 8, 2019

Hitting 1,000 cows in Brazil’s dairy capital

Hitting 1,000 cows in Brazil’s dairy capital

Within 50 years, the Epp family has gone from 50 cows to 1,000 on their farm outside Castro, Brazil. The...

April 5, 2019

6 things you need to know about Brazilian agriculture

6 things you need to know about Brazilian agriculture

As Brazil eyes up the UK market post-Brexit, AgriLand’s Rachel Martin investigates the country’s agricultural sector and what farmers in...

April 4, 2019

Following the trail: Where does the soya in your feed come from?

Following the trail: Where does the soya in your feed come from?

If your feed ration includes soya beans, there’s a fairly significant chance the seed from which it was grown was...

April 3, 2019

Brazilian producers race to ramp up traceability and sustainability as Brexit nears

Brazilian producers race to ramp up traceability and sustainability as Brexit nears

Growers and producers in Brazil have already begun extensive work to ramp up their standards in a bid to crack...

April 1, 2019

Video: Watch this self-steering Volvo ‘sugar cane’ truck

Video: Watch this self-steering Volvo ‘sugar cane’ truck

Volvo has built self-steering trucks that are providing a boost in productivity to sugar cane farms in Brazil. The trucks...

June 14, 2017

China lifts its ban on Brazilian beef; so too do Chile and Egypt

China lifts its ban on Brazilian beef; so too do Chile and Egypt

China’s lifting of its temporary ban on Brazilian beef has been described as a “categorical statement of the quality of Brazilian...

March 27, 2017

Brazilian authorities tracing 5,000 containers of meat en-route to export markets

Brazilian authorities tracing 5,000 containers of meat en-route to export markets

The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture has confirmed that authorities are busy tracing 5,000 containers of Brazilian meat that are en-route to...

March 23, 2017

UFU calls for block on Brazilian meat imports

UFU calls for block on Brazilian meat imports

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Barclay Bell has said Brazilian meat imports into Europe should be blocked. This follows allegations of...

March 21, 2017

EU blocks imports from 4 Brazilian meat plants, as crisis unfolds

EU blocks imports from 4 Brazilian meat plants, as crisis unfolds

The EU Commission has asked the Brazilian government to stop all meat consignments from companies highlighted in that country’s ‘rotten...

March 21, 2017