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Poultry Industry News: South Africa

11 October 2018
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Dr Eric Jensen spoke on prevention of poultry disease at World Nutrition Forum in South Africa
Dr Eric Jensen, Aviagen North America’s Vice President of Veterinary Services, addressed attendees to the World Nutrition Forum during Oct. 3-6 in Cape Town, South Africa....
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Biomin hosts 8th World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town, South Africa
Innovative animal nutrition company Biomin hosted 800 delegates from 76 countries in Cape Town, South Africa from 3 to 5 October 2018. The theme of the scientific conference was S.C.O.P.E. or “Scientific Challenges and Opportunities in the Protein Economy.”...
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Biomin recognises B.R.A.I.N. Award winner Konrad Domig at 2018 World Nutrition Forum
In the presence of 800 delegates, Prof Dr Konrad Domig of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) was awarded the biennial B.R.A.I.N. award on the second day of the 2018 World Nutrition Forum, a scientific conference hosted...
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Biomin sees vision, business sligned with a sustainable livestock future as it further commits to Africa
Many of the factors influencing the feed and livestock industry can be understood as a ‘mega-trend’ of sustainability—setting a trajectory that promises to shape the future protein economy, according to Biomin....
28 September 2018
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Cobb-Europe partners with RCL foods on training series for South Africans
RCL Foods and Cobb Europe joined together to conduct a series of intensive training sessions on pullet rearing in South Africa. The sessions focused primarily on improving egg production and bringing young broiler breeders into lay in peak condition....
28 August 2018
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South Africa and its poultry industry boosted by landmark deal
SOUTH AFRICA - Sovereign Foods, South Africa’s third largest producer and distributor of frozen, fresh and value-added poultry products, announced it has entered into an empowerment transaction with Cultiver Investments (Pty) Ltd a dynamic and experienced...
02 July 2018
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Sovereign Foods admitted to “Proudly South African” Hall of Fame on 70th Birthday
SOUTH AFRICA - Uitenhage-based Sovereign Foods, South Africa’s third largest poultry producer and one of Nelson Mandela Bay metro’s largest food manufacturing firms and employers, has received the highest honour of South Africanness on the 70th year...
09 April 2018
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Cobb and RCL Foods delivering top level training in South Africa
Plans to develop RCL Foods’ own Agriculture Academy in South Africa were announced by Dr Sanjay Maharaj, the company’s technical executive for agriculture, at a technical school organised jointly with Cobb Europe at KwaZulu-Natal....
09 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Sovereign Foods Welcomes Lift of Prohibition at Hartbeespoort Plant
Sovereign Foods today announced that the City of Tswhane’s Health and Social Development and the Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the prohibition notice imposed on its plant in Hartbeespoort on 27 December 2017 for the Listeria bacterium. ...
28 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Western Cape Set to Get Poultry Sector Going Again
SOUTH AFRICA - There have been no new infections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the Western Cape. Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said, although there are currently 68 confirmed cases of HPAI in the province,...
16 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Measures Put in Place to Ensure Egg Supply Meets Guest Demand
SOUTH AFRICA - According to the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region, member establishments have put measures in place to ensure they are not affected by the egg shortage caused by the avian flu outbreak....
03 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Cracks Found in SA's Egg Market
SOUTH AFRICA - The chronic egg shortage shows no sign of easing any time soon, with 23 egg farms affected by the bird flu taking a potential 3.7m eggs a day out of circulation. And there’s a sense things are likely to get worse before they get better....
Poultry Industry News from South Africa RCL Foods celebrates 25 Years with Cobb in South Africa
The 25-year relationship between RCL Foods and Cobb-Vantress was celebrated during the presentation at the Golden Comb Awards in September, held in the Brahman Hills Hotel, South Africa....
30 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Cape Town Scrambles for Eggs Ahead of Tourist Season
SOUTH AFRICA - The egg could be about to make a dent in the multi-million rand hospitality industry. With the holiday season on the doorstep‚ tourists might have to fork out more for their meals — especially breakfast....
20 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Almost 2/3 of Western Cape's Egg Layers Culled, Govt Reports
SOUTH AFRICA - Close to two thirds of the Western Cape egg-laying hens have been culled as cases of bird flu continue to increase, the Western Cape's Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde said on Friday....
26 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA's Vaccinated Poultry Not to be Exported
SOUTH AFRICA - They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. That is the conundrum faced by poultry farmers who want to vaccinate their birds against avian flu but risk losing their ability to export....
21 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Chicken Consumption Higher Than Supply in SA
SOUTH AFRICA - The US has defended its controversial stance on chicken exports to the beleaguered domestic poultry industry, saying chicken consumption exceeded production in South Africa....
15 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa First Case of Bird Flu Detected on Eastern Cape Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - Sovereign Food Investments Ltd (Sovereign Foods or the Company) announced yesterday (Thursday, 14 September) morning in a SENS announcement that it has detected avian influenza (AI) at a single layer house on a farm that forms part of the...
06 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Govt Affirms Support for Poultry Industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African government has affirmed its support for the domestic poultry industry in the aftermath of the bird flu outbreak. ...
04 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Poultry Industry Under Attack by Global Organisation
SOUTH AFRICA - SA is one of the most protectionist countries when it comes to poultry and has become "masters" at using anti-dumping as a method of keeping out foreign products, says the head of the world's poultry organisation....
31 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Poultry Industry Hurting as Avian Flu Worsens
SOUTH AFRICA - The outbreak of avian influenza in the Western Cape has led to the culling of more than 300,000 chickens in the past two months....
28 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Avian Influenza Detected on Cape Poultry Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer poultry farm....
07 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Chicken Prices May Rise as Avian Flu Spreads
SOUTH AFRICA - Poultry producers on the JSE have proven to be resilient in the midst of the avian influenza outbreak, but experts warned that if the disease continued to spread South Africans could expect shortages of chicken and prices to rise....
19 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa British Chicken Franchise Roosts in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Fried Chicken, a UK brand with some American heritage at the roots of its recipes, recently expanded into the South African market with its first store opening at 9 Long Street, Cape Town....
13 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Poultry Industry at Risk if Bird Flu Not Contained
SOUTH AFRICA - The recent cases of bird flu outbreak are a first for the South African poultry industry. Unfortunately, it happens at a time when the industry is gearing up for increased production and exports after periods of drought and subsequent high...
 
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