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JBS profit bolstered by weak currency, strong Chinese and U.S. markets

China became third largest beef export market for JBS Canada, company says

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Meat processor JBS SA’s fourth-quarter profit rose 65 per cent from a year earlier, boosted by strong food sales in China and the U.S. and a sharp devaluation of Brazil’s real currency, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday. For full-year 2020 its profit was 4.6 billion reais,

Security camera image of a person sought by RCMP in connection to the disappearance of beef from the JBS plant at Brooks, Alta. (Photo courtesy Brooks RCMP)

U.S.-bound truckload of Alberta beef disappears

Over $230,000 in JBS beef hasn't turned up, RCMP says

A reefer truck loaded with over $230,000 in beef from the JBS plant at Brooks, Alta. is more than two weeks overdue and alleged to be travelling on “fraudulent documents,” RCMP say. Brooks RCMP said Monday they’re investigating after a transport truck that was subcontracted to haul a full load of beef from the JBS



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JBS plans U.S. listing as Brazil state bank sells stake

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA and state development bank BNDES are planning a simultaneous listing of JBS international operations in the United States and the sale of the bank’s stake in the company, five sources with knowledge of the matter said. Sources close to the company say JBS is working on

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Chinese meat packing giant locks in JBS supply

The world’s biggest pork packer is poised to source additional beef, poultry and pork from the world’s biggest meat packing firm. Brazil’s JBS announced Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hong Kong-based WH Group for “supply and distribution of fresh beef, poultry and pork to the Chinese market” starting in the first


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U.S. investigators question shareholders of Brazil’s JBS

Brasilia | Reuters –– U.S. investigators this week visited Brazil to question shareholders of J+F Investimentos, the holding company that controls meatpacker JBS SA, as part of an existing plea deal, Brazilian prosecutors said on Friday in a statement. U.S. authorities have been investigating the companies controlled by J+F since their largest shareholders — brothers

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JBS still keen on U.S. IPO despite scandals

Sao Paulo | Reuters — JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacking firm, remains intent on a stock market listing of subsidiary JBS Foods International in the U.S. despite corruption and food safety scandals, executives said on Thursday. In April all of JBS operations will meet U.S. auditing and compliance requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, JBS

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JBS to shed U.S. feedlot chain

The remaining feedlots in meat packing giant JBS’s Five Rivers Cattle Feeding business, the world’s biggest cattle feeding operation, have found a buyer. JBS on Wednesday announced a deal to sell the U.S.-based assets of Five Rivers to affiliates of New York-based Pinnacle Asset Management for about US$200 million. The deal gives Pinnacle 11 feedlots


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JBS says listing of U.S. unit remains priority

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA said listing a subsidiary in the U.S. remained a priority, even as two controlling shareholders in the company remain in jail for insider trading and their role in a corruption scandal. The long-planned initial public offering of its processed food subsidiary JBS Foods International BV was

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JBS pulls plan for U.S. unit IPO

Sao Paulo/Brasilia | Reuters –– JBS SA has pulled a planned US$500 million U.S. initial public offering of processed food subsidiary JBS Foods International BV, almost six months after a spree of corruption and food safety scandals in Brazil hurt investor demand for the deal. In a Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange