Randall Parker Food Group

The Randall Parker Food Group is an impressive group of companies with an exceptional reputation for quality, experience and choice within meat supply throughout the world.

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Randall Parker Food Group

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Russia blames JBS for Salmonella in frozen shipments

January 3, 2013

A frozen shipment from JBS Brazil proved positive for Salmonella, informed the Russian Vet and Phytosanitary Supervision Service (Rosselkhoznadzor). JBS is still waiting for more information from the Rosselkhoznadzor before undertaking an in depth investigation. They are closely following the procedures established by the National Plan for the Control of Residues in Meats and the […]

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Freight Price Hike to Hit Meat Trade

December 19, 2012

Pending increases in freight prices threaten to hit EU food exporters’ profits by up to €10m per year and could lead to many companies withdrawing from selling to non-EU countries. All of the major deep sea shipping companies are set to apply a $1,500 (€1,845) per container price increase for refrigerated goods at the start […]

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Russia unlikely to ban Brazil over BSE claim

December 18, 2012

Russia, the largest buyer of Brazilian beef, is unlikely to ban all beef imports from Brazil due to a suspected case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalitis, the head of Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary service said. “We are analysing the data now, but we do not see enough grounds to place import restrictions on the whole […]

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Russia Announces Barriers on Imports of U.S. Meat

December 11, 2012

Russian health regulators announced formidable new barriers to the import of meat from the United States late on Friday, in a move some analysts saw as retaliation for American legislation punishing Russian officials linked to human rights violations. The new Russian regulation requires imported meat to undergo testing for and be certified free of ractopamine, […]

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Uruguay cattle prices higher and stable

November 22, 2012

The industry press to adjust prices down and farmers resist. As anticipated, the market is heading for a gradual decline. Although the industry persists in order to adjust to the low prices maintained a significant demand. The producer resists prices going down, supported by favorable climate and good forage situation, therefore, they regulate their offer. […]

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US export 40,000mt of broiler meat to Ghana by 2012

November 15, 2012

A total of 40,000 metric tons of broiler meat are expected to be imported into Ghana from the United States by the end of 2012, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected. The Department’s value of the projected volume of poultry export is estimated at $50 million, according to a data presentation released by […]

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JBS earnings rise in recovering beef market

November 14, 2012

JBS SA, the world’s biggest beef producer, posted a third-quarter profit of 367 million reais ($178 million) on Tuesday, driven by its strong beef business in Brazil and recovering U.S. poultry operations. A weaker Brazilian currency also helped JBS recover from a quarterly loss of 68 million reais a year ago. The company said it […]

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Marfrig to sell up to $141.8M in shares

November 13, 2012

Brazilian meat packing company Marfrig Alimentos SA (MRRTY, MRFG3.BR) Monday said it plans to sell up to 141.75 million shares in an exercise which could amount to 1.5 billion Brazilian reais ($740 million). Marfrig will use the money from the sale of shares to reinforce its capital structure. The company has hired Bank Of America […]

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E.Coli beef rejections in Germany

November 6, 2012

The rejection of at least nine chilled beef containers produced by a major Argentine packer, found to be contaminated with E.Coli 157, has spiced up the trade gossip at a particularly tense time of year. A routine health and safety check in a Hamburg restaurant first identified the potentially fatal strain or E.coli 157. Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an enterohemorrhagic strain of the bacterium Escherichia […]

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Grain prices dip despite lower crop estimates

November 6, 2012

Informa Economics raised its estimate for the US soybean crop less than many investors had expected, and unexpectedly cut its hopes for corn output, but the data provided only temporary relief to crop futures on a weak day for risk assets. Informa lowered its estimate for the US corn crop by some 450m bushels 10.7bn […]

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