JBS has told U.S. government officials it believes the cybersecurity attack that has affected the meat processing giant’s computer servers in North America and Australia was likely based in Russia. “JBS notified the administration that the ransom demand came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia,” said White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre… Read More

COVID-19 has impacted each and every economic sector, and the protein processing industry is no exception. From plant shut downs, to slow downs, to outbreaks amid plant staff, and even deaths from the virus, the meat processing value chain has been hard hit by this pandemic. With vaccines now a reality, meat packers through the… Read More

It has been a real struggle for meat packers to hold or build slaughter capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak. Not too long ago analysts thought slaughter levels would not increase to 80% of capacity until mid summer but in both Canada and the U.S., the weekly slaughter is climbing back faster than first thought. The… Read More

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect comments from a JBS spokesperson. A JBS spokesperson has stated that the plant is not closed and is operating one shift. JBS did not indicate the amount of cattle that would be slaughtered per day. Alberta OH&S has announced an investigation following the death of employees… Read More

JBS has announced a deal to sell Lakeside Feeders at Brooks, Alberta back to its previous owner, Nilsson Bros. JBS Food Canada Inc, the Canadian subsidiary of the scandal-plagued Brazilian meat industry giant, announced on Friday that it has an agreement to sell its 75,000 head feed yard and adjacent farmland to MCF Holdings, a… Read More


Register for a RealAgriculture account to manage your Shortcut menu instead of the default.