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Poultry Industry News: South Africa

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...
30 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Poultry Sales in SA 'Not Affected by Outbreak'
SOUTH AFRICA - There has been no negative reaction in the local market to the recent outbreak of a highly contagious strain of bird flu, the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) said on Thursday....
29 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Mpumalanga Vendors Not Happy with Live Chicken Ban
SOUTH AFRICA - Some vendors of live chickens in Mpumalanga on Tuesday expressed shock and disappointment at the decision taken by the national department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to ban the sale of all live chickens throughout the country....
26 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Poultry Sector Still Bleeding Jobs
SOUTH AFRICA - The country’s poultry sector is still gradually shedding jobs despite the setting up of a task team to try and halt the crisis in the sector, SA Poultry Association (Sapa) CEO Kevin Lovell said....
23 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa OIE Reports H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga....
14 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa TAU SA Commends Agri Sector for 22% Growth
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African agricultural sector has not been a contributing factor to the recession the country currently has to contend with, and TAU SA congratulates the entire agricultural sector, and in particular all farmers, for the remarkable...
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Poultry Industry Showing Signs of Improvement
SOUTH AFRICA - Market conditions for South Africa’s poultry industry are improving and as far as government knows, there have been no further layoffs and factory closures....
12 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South Africa hosts Cobb Middle East broiler seminar.
Almost 50 delegates from 24 customers in 10 countries took part in the Cobb Middle East Broiler Seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa....
09 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Bans Poultry, Egg Imports from Zimbabwe
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country, the government said Thursday....
22 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Illegal Imports Threaten African Poultry Production
SOUTH AFRICA - At the start of this year, Prof Celia Abolnik of the University of Pretoria in South Africa has been lauded as one of the top five African female researchers of 2016 thanks to her work on avian respiratory viruses. Glenneis Kriel spoke...
17 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Seeks New Export Markets in Bid to Save Chicken Industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The government is seeking to establish new export markets for the local poultry industry in a bid to save it from collapse....
 
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