Man arrested on suspicion of trespassing into JBS beef plant to try getting back with ex


By Trevor Reid, Greeley Tribune (CO)

November 19, 2020


A 20-year-old man has a court date next year on allegations he acquired a fake ID and trespassed into the beef plant in Greeley to try getting back with his ex.


Police responded about 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4 to the plant at 800 N. 8th Ave., where security found Francisco Solis-Mateo, 20, trespassed into the plant, according to arrest records. Security said Solis-Mateo came to the plant a day earlier and managed to convince human resources staff he lost his JBS ID. He used the Texas ID card of a former employee to convince staff he was an employee, according to arrest records.


They later discovered Solis-Mateo was not the former employee and began to search for him through security cameras. He knew security was looking for him and left the plant, arrest records state.


About 10 a.m. Nov. 4, Solis-Mateo returned, using the fraudulently-acquired JBS ID, according to security. Guards recognized him from the day before and detained him.


An officer spoke to Solis-Mateo, who said his ex-girlfriend works at the plant and that he was trying to talk to her to fix their relationship, according to arrest records. Solis-Mateo then revealed he had been to the plant Nov. 2, using the JBS ID of a former employee, according to police. He left the plant after seeing his ex from a distance.


Solis-Mateo told police he got the IDs, including the JBS ID, from people who make fake IDs in Greeley, according to records.


Police then spoke with Solis-Mateo’s ex-girlfriend, who said...





JBS bounces back after COVID with strong third quarter financials


Jon Condon, BEEF Central (Australia)

November 20, 2020


SLAUGHTER cattle supply out of Australia is not likely to recover significantly until at least 2022, investors were told during a JBS briefing following the tabling of the company’s third quarter financials earlier this week.


Global beef processor JBS has bounced back from the impacts of COVID earlier in the year, reporting net revenues of R$70 billion for the quarter ended September, up 34pc on the same period last year and a new record for the company.


Despite a challenging scenario due to impacts from the global pandemic, JBS global delivered pre-tax earnings (EBITDA) of R$8 billion (up 35pc year on year) and net income of R$3.1 billion.


“We may face occasional short-term imbalances in supply and demand in any given region in which we operate, but this does not alter the overall positive trends. In this sense, our geographical diversification, coupled with our diverse product portfolio across multiple proteins, will help reduce short-term volatility and provide more consistent results over the long-term,” JBS global CEO Gilberto Tomazoni said.


Reported in US$, the JBS US beef division (including operations in Australia and Canada) reported net revenue of US$5.3 billion in the quarter, a 5pc reduction compared to the same quarter last year, due to an 8pc decrease in volume sold, partially offset by a 2.6pc increase in the average selling price. EBITDA was US$503m.


In beef operations in the US and in Canada, production increased on the previous quarter, and volumes returned to pre-COVID levels.


The continuity of favourable demand contributed to an increase in beef prices over the same period last year, shareholders were told. US cattle supply remained ample, however, an increase in the number of animals processed drove finished cattle prices to a higher level when compared to same period of last year.


Additionally, North American beef exports grew over the previous quarter, not only in volume, but also in quality and product diversity, increasing their contribution to this business’ results.


In Australia, the lack of cattle availability continued to impact beef production, Mr Tomazoni said, with 2019 and 2020 producing the lowest cattle herd in the country in the last 20 years.


“The lack of finished cattle in the main beef producing regions in Australia caused a temporary halt and reduction of shifts in processing facilities during the quarter, affecting the business unit performance,” he said.


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