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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)....
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....
 
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