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Monday, April 21, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Row About Chicken Imports Rages on
SOUTH AFRICA - Consumers could face further increases in chicken prices in the next two months, which is when the government is expected to take a decision on anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in chicken portions from certain European countries....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Broilers for Astral, Tight Focus for Pioneer
SOUTH AFRICA - Seeking a dignified exit from the intensely constrained poultry processing sector, Pioneer Foods subsidiary Quantum Foods will supply up to 550,000 broilers a week to County Fair, a division of listed poultry producer Astral Foods, as Quantum...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Cobb South Africa Technical Seminar Hailed ‘Huge Success’
SOUTH AFRICA - Technical support for customers has helped the Cobb500 to establish a leading position in the South African market, Pieter Oosthuysen, regional technical manager for Cobb, told the company’s latest seminar in Rustenburg in the north west...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Astral Buys Abattoir, Poultry Assets in Liquidation Auctions
SOUTH AFRICA - Indicative of the pressures facing the poultry industry — especially its smaller producers — Astral Foods has added to its operations through two liquidation auctions this month....
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Astral Acquires Distressed Poultry Assets
SOUTH AFRICA - Poultry producer Astral Foods said on Tuesday (4 March) it had acquired assets for an undisclosed sum from KwaZulu-Natal based Argyle Farms, which is in provisional liquidation....
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Leaf Meal More Effective Than AGP in South African Broiler Trial
SOUTH AFRICA - A recently published study finds that a leaf meal from a native tree improved the growth of broilers better than a combination of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP)....
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South Africa Probes EU over Chicken Dumping Allegations
SOUTH AFRICA - Three EU countries could be the next to face higher poultry import tariffs if the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) of South Africa finds evidence that they have been dumping their chicken products in the country. ...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South Africa's Chicken Dumping Allegation under Investigation
SOUTH AFRICA - The probe into alleged dumping of frozen bone-in chicken portions from Germany, the Netherlands and UK has passed the preliminary stage and is moving towards a final finding....
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Call for Rethink on Brine Cut
SOUTH AFRICA - The proposed new maximum brine levels in chicken portions seemed to have a number of unintentional errors and possible consequences that could negatively affect consumers, the SA Poultry Association said. ...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Food Retailer Acquires Chicken Fast Food Chain for R17M
SOUTH AFRICA - Taste Holdings on Wednesday (29 January) said it acquired fast food chain Zebro’s Chicken for R17m....
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Performance Potential of Arbor Acres Birds in Spotlight in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Achieving the performance and genetic potential of the Arbor Acres® Plus breeder and broiler in the local market was high on the agenda at a recent customer roadshow organised by Arbor Acres South Africa....
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Rising Chicken Prices Cause Concern
SOUTH AFRICA - The SA Poultry Association is worried about the rising cost of poultry after research indicated that some chicken prices had increased by 30 per cent. ...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South African Poultry Producers to Feel Pinch
SOUTH AFRICA - An increase in poultry prices is inevitable as the industry battles with a sharp spike in the price of yellow maize caused by dry weather and stock shortages....
Poultry Industry News from South Africa New South African Brining Rules Disputed by Poultry Processors
SOUTH AFRICA - Poultry processors are challenging a new regulation that caps the amount of brine that may be added to frozen poultry, particularly individual portions. ...
Friday, December 27, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South Africa Reports Low-Path Bird Flu in Eastern Cape
SOUTH AFRICA - Subclinical infection with the H7N1 sub-type of the low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus was reported on three ostrich farms in the Eastern Cape Province in October and November 2013....
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Low Pathogenic Bird Flu in Western Cape Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported outbreaks of H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) at seven farms across the Western Cape Province between 9 July and 2 November 2013....
Monday, December 23, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa H7N7 Bird Flu Virus Found on South African Ostrich Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - One ostrich from a commercial flock of 1,000 birds was found to have the low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus in October 2013....
Friday, December 20, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Ross Turkey, Middle East, Africa Association Meeting in Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is the largest poultry market on a continent of just over 1 billion people with an average per capita consumption rate of 4 kilograms, less than one third of the global average. Cape Town proved to be an excellent location...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Nutrient Content of Goose Meat Investigated
SOUTH AFRICA - Egyptian goose meat is higher in polyunsaturated fatty acids and iron than guineafowl, Pekin duck, ostrich or chicken, according to a new study at Stellenbosch....
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Global Conference on Agriculture Held in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Starting today, 3 December, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will open the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change in Johannesburg....
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Pioneer Foods to Spin off Poultry Unit
SOUTH AFRICA - Pioneer Foods Ltd., South Africa’s second-largest food producer by value, said it would spin off its poultry business within 12 months after it wrote down the unit’s value by 232 million rand ($23 million). ...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Poultry Company Seeks Protection from Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - Food companies, Astral the poultry firm and Tongaat Hulett the sugar producer, have called for more protection of their respective industries against major global producers as earnings dwindle significantly in the face of rising imports...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa IEC Cape Town Post Conference Report
SOUTH AFRICA - 400 delegates from 31 different countries, gathered in Cape Town at the end of September for the International Egg Commission’s annual Marketing & Production Conference. ...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Poultry Losses Hit Astral Foods' Profit Hard
SOUTH AFRICA - Poultry and feed producer, Astral Foods, reports a sharp drop in annual profit, as a result of severe losses from its poultry division....
Monday, November 04, 2013
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Poultry Producers Seek Protection from EU Dumping
SOUTH AFRICA - The poultry industry is asking the government to impose an anti-dumping duty of 91 per cent on Germany and the Netherlands, along with a similar duty of 58 per cent on the UK, as part of attempts to halt the dumping of frozen bone-in chicken...
 
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