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Brazil formally accuses JBS owners of insider trading

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s federal police on Thursday formally asked prosecutors to bring charges against brothers Wesley and Joesley Batista, the owners of meatpacker JBS SA, for insider trading. The Batista brothers saved as much as 138 million reais (C$54 million) through allegedly illegal market dealings in May, police said. The insider trading […] Read more

On the trail of bovine tuberculosis (bTB)

11,500 head sacrificed so far with no source in sight. 
The final phase of the investigation begins this month

A year ago beef producers in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan were thrown for a loop when an Alberta cow tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) at a U.S. packing plant. The ensuing disease investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) quickly became the largest and most complex beef cattle investigation in its history, […] Read more


Feed barley market firms with weak production numbers

CNS Canada — A 16.8 per cent drop in the size of Canada’s barley crop has given feed barley prices some support, according to an industry-watcher in Alberta. “The market is looking fairly strong,” said Allan Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. “It’s made things a little firmer for new-crop feed grain.” Wet weather […] Read more