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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - There has been five outbreaks of low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza detected and confirmed in Western Cape province between 15 September and 29 October 2014....
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Commendable Jump in Astral's Poultry, Feed Profit
SOUTH AFRICA - Commenting on his company's annual results, the CEO of Astral Foods Limited describes its performance as "commendable"....
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Arbor Acres Successful Series of South African Roadshows
SOUTH AFRICA - Arbor Acres® recently completed a successful series of roadshows for individual customer companies in South Africa. ...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Low-pathogenic Flu Virus Reported in South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - The H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus was detected in farmed ostriches on one farm in the Western Cape Province in August....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa More Low-Path Bird Flu Found in South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - The low-pathogenic H5N2 bird flu virus has been detected in ostriches at three farms....
Monday, October 06, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South African Poultry Tariffs Yet to Produce Local Benefits
SOUTH AFRICA - Local chicken producers had not yet derived the benefits of the new tariffs set against poultry imports from Brazil a year ago as the levels of imports were more or less the same as last year, “which were enough to cause harm”, the...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South African Poultry Makes Concessions for US
SOUTH AFRICA - South African poultry producers are considering granting concessions on the access of US chickens into the local market in order to help secure the renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Poultry Certification Launched in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - GLOBAL G.A.P. launched the Poultry Module of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Livestock in South Africa in July....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South African Ostriches Found with Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza
SOUTH AFRICA - There has been one new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza detected in South Africa. ...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Egg Producer Seeks Pardon for Abuse of Hens
SOUTH AFRICA - Egg producer Quantum Foods, a subsidiary of Pioneer Foods, has unreservedly apologised for the abusive treatment laying hens received at its Phokeng depot in Rustenburg, the NSPCA said on Thursday....
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa South Africa Offers Chickens for Agoa Renewal
SOUTH AFRICA - The government is likely to allow some US chicken imports into the local market at lower tariffs in exchange for continued participation in the lucrative African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) preferential trade scheme. ...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Extra Duties Will Not Lift Frozen Chicken Prices
SOUTH AFRICA – Provisional duties on chicken from Germany, the Netherlands and UK are unlikely to cause any sudden rise in poultry prices....
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Tariff on EU Chicken Boost South Africa's Broiler Sector
SOUTH AFRICA – Preliminary anti-dumping duties on European chicken are improving poultry sector prospects and margins....
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Egg Capacity Building Programme Makes Progress in Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The second joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and International Egg Commission (IEC) seminar for egg producers' organisations took place from 9 to 10 June in Johannesburg....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Seminar Unifies African Egg Industry
SOUTH AFRICA – A multinational seminar has geared African egg production towards a more sustainable and poverty fighting future....
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Avian Flu Kills 215 South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - Two new outbreaks of H7N7 low-pathogenic avian influenza have affected commercial ostriches in the Western Cape this year; in the more recent case, more than 200 birds are reported to have died....
Friday, June 13, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Govt to Help Poultry Exporters Win Markets
SOUTH AFRICA - The government is working to help the embattled poultry sector break into new export markets and become more competitive, a conference heard this week....
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Astral Quadruples Earnings as Poultry Unit Grows Wings
SOUTH AFRICA - Astral Foods chief executive Chris Schutte has reported that some key factors - miners’ strike in North West, end of Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies' office term, and the chicken brining debate - could affect the poultry industry....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Poultry Producers Poised for Rebound
SOUTH AFRICA - The poultry sector could slowly start to emerge from an extended downturn in the second half of this year, making it one to watch for analysts and fund managers....
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)....
 
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