JBS Reopens Fire-Hit Beef Plant
Brazilian meat giant JBS SA has reopened its fire-hit beef plant in the city of Passo Fundo, Brazil, as the country’s cattle supplies continue to grow. The plant, which was closed for nearly two months due to a fire in September, is now back in operation and is expected to reach full capacity in the coming weeks.
Background of the Fire
The fire at the Passo Fundo plant broke out on September 17th, causing extensive damage to the facility and forcing the company to temporarily suspend operations. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but JBS has said that it was likely caused by an electrical fault.
Impact of the Fire
The fire had a significant impact on JBS’s operations in Brazil, with the company estimating that it lost around 10,000 tons of beef production due to the closure of the plant. This loss of production had a knock-on effect on the company’s global operations, with JBS having to reduce its exports of Brazilian beef to other countries.
Cattle Supplies Growing
Despite the disruption caused by the fire, JBS’s operations in Brazil have been boosted by the country’s growing cattle supplies. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, the country’s cattle herd has grown by 4.5% in the past year, with the number of cattle now standing at around 220 million.
Increased Demand for Brazilian Beef
The increased cattle supplies have also led to an increase in demand for Brazilian beef, with the country now exporting more beef than ever before. In the first nine months of the year, Brazil exported 1.7 million tons of beef, a record high and an increase of 6.5% compared to the same period last year.
JBS Reopening Plant
In light of the increased demand for Brazilian beef, JBS has decided to reopen its fire-hit plant in Passo Fundo. The plant is now back in operation and is expected to reach full capacity in the coming weeks.
JBS’s Global Expansion
The reopening of the Passo Fundo plant is part of JBS’s wider global expansion plans. The company is currently investing heavily in its operations in Brazil, as well as in other countries such as the United States, Argentina, and Australia.
JBS’s Commitment to Quality
JBS has also reaffirmed its commitment to producing high-quality beef, with the company investing in new technologies and processes to ensure that its products meet the highest standards. This includes the use of advanced traceability systems, which allow the company to track the origin of its beef and ensure that it is produced in a safe and sustainable manner.
JBS has reopened its fire-hit beef plant in Passo Fundo, Brazil, as the country’s cattle supplies continue to grow. The increased demand for Brazilian beef has been a major factor in the company’s decision to reopen the plant, and JBS is now investing heavily in its operations in Brazil and other countries. The company is also committed to producing high-quality beef, and is investing in new technologies and processes to ensure that its products meet the highest standards.