MOSCOW, Dec 9- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, is to create a joint venture for potash distribution with Malaysia as it seeks to boost sales in South East Asia, the company said on Monday. Malaysia, along with other countries in South East Asia, is a major market for the crop nutrient due to demand from its palm oil industry.» Read More
Nov 18- Tyson Foods Inc reported a rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher chicken sales and a rebound in its beef business. The largest U.S. meat processor said on Monday that net income from continuing operations rose to $259 million, or 70 cents per share, from $203 million, or 57 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales rose 7 percent to $8.89 billion.
*Canada's Saputo made A $9 per share offer late Friday. SYDNEY, Nov 18- Saputo Inc's failure to deliver a knockout offer in the three-way battle to take over Australia's oldest dairy company is leaving the door open for a better bid.
SYDNEY, Nov 18- Shares in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co hit an all-time high on Monday after the Australian dairy company recommended a fresh A $505 million bid from Canada's Saputo Inc..
*Saputo raised bid by 12.5 pct to A $9/ shr. SYDNEY, Nov 15- Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc raised its takeover offer for Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd by 12.5 percent on Friday, and Warrnambool's board unanimously recommended it.
SYDNEY, Nov 15- Australian dairy company and takeover target Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd said on Friday it was in talks with Canada's Saputo Inc over a proposed revised offer and requested a trading halt for its shares.
MADRID, Nov 14- Mexican frozen food company Sigma Alimentos has launched a 695 million euro takeover bid for Spanish meat processor Campofrio at a price analysts said could tempt its leading shareholder to sell.
SYDNEY, Nov 14- Bega Cheese Ltd, the biggest shareholder in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd, raised its cash and share bid for the Australian dairy company on Thursday, re-entering a three-way takeover battle. Bega raised its offer to 1.5 of its shares and A $2 cash for each WCB share, up from its initial September offer of 1.2 shares and A $2 cash.
*USDA does not require such labeling. CHICAGO, Nov 5- Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest beef processors, will begin labeling when its finely textured beef is used in the making of its U.S. ground beef products, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.
*U.S. Labor Department guidance has varied over the years. In a case that could effect unionized workers in poultry processing, meat packing and other sectors, roughly 800 current and former workers at the United States Steel Corp plant in Gary, Indiana, are seeking the extra pay.
Oct 30- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected results for the third quarter, hurt mainly by weakness in its meat business. The Toronto- based company, one of Canada's biggest pork processors and bakers, said revenue slipped 2.5 percent to C $1.15 billion.
*Lion, Bega, Murray Goulburn can block Saputo- analyst. SYDNEY, Oct 29- Kirin Holdings Co Ltd bought a 10 percent stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd on Tuesday, in a move that could block a takeover of the Australian dairy company by Canada's Saputo Inc..
TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 21- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods said on Monday it may sell its controlling stake in Canada Bread Company as it determines whether to exit the bakery business and focus on meat products.
Rains have already delayed the cane crush in Brazil, the world's largest producer. The firm represents 47 sugar mills in Brazil, recorded revenue of $4.1 billion in 2012 and says it controls nearly a fifth of the world's sugar exports through its trading desks.
*South Korea says detects zilpaterol in U.S. beef. *Halts some U.S. beef imports from unit of JBS USA.
*A blanket ban in place on feed additives in Asia, Europe. SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korea has suspended some U.S. beef imports after detecting the cattle feed additive zilpaterol in meat supplied by a unit of JBS USA, raising concerns over how the controversial animal growth enhancer has entered the global supply chain.
*Saputo looks Australia as "ideal platform" to grow, eyes more acquisitions. SYDNEY, Oct 8- Saputo Inc, Canada's largest dairy producer, will acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd in a deal valuing Australia's oldest dairy processor at A $392.7 million.
Teys manages six accredited export beef processing plants, two feedlots and is a leading exporter of Australian beef to the United States, the statement said. Teys Australia is a 50/ 50 joint venture between the Teys family and Cargill Inc, the third largest meat processor in the United States, according to the company's website.
CHICAGO, Sept 25- Archer Daniels Midland Co continues to expect to complete its acquisition of Australian grain handler Graincorp Ltd by the end of the year, the U.S. agribusiness giant's chief executive officer said on Wednesday. Graincorp has an edible oils facility in China.
*False alarm an "embarrassment" for New Zealand- minister. WELLINGTON, Aug 28- Dairy giant Fonterra's products at the centre of a global contamination scare this month did not contain a bacteria that could cause botulism, and posed no food safety threat, New Zealand officials said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, Aug 27- Cargill Inc will invest $48 million to build an automated order distribution center to support its beef processing plant in Dodge City, Kansas, the company said on Tuesday.