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June 22, 2012 08:25 ET

Analyst Research on Smithfield Foods Inc. and BRF - Brasil Foods S.A. - Meat Producers Face Higher Costs

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2012) - offers free research on Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) and BRF - Brasil Foods S.A. (NYSE: BRFS) from the Meat Products industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Demand levels for meat are currently strong but mounting operating costs, higher shipping expenses and healthy competition are pressuring the margins of several producers. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Meat Products industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Smithfield Foods Inc. and BRF - Brasil Foods S.A. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

Higher costs are weighing on bottom-lines of numerous meat producers despite relatively strong demand levels. In its most recently reported quarter, Smithfield Foods Inc. saw an 8% increase in costs. It is not yet clear if the company will try to pass along the higher costs to customers, look internally to improve efficiency or perhaps adopt a combination of both. Investors and shareholders of Smithfield Foods Inc. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.

Some companies are looking to combat these higher costs by ramping up sales and shipments. BRF-Brasil Foods S.A provides an excellent example of this trend. The company has set an ambitious plan to double last year's net sales over the next four years. In addition to the higher costs that the entire industry is facing, the company must also contend with a 14% increase in Brazil's minimum wage. Register now to have free access to our report on BRF - Brasil Foods S.A., and to do so please click the link below.

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