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25 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Poultry Proposal Tantamount to Economy Shrinking
SOUTH AFRICA – A request to get US poultry into South Africa is practically asking the government to shrink its economy, says an industry leader....
03 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Cargill Completes Investment in South African Animal Feed Facility
SOUTH AFRICA - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg....
02 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Tough Times Ahead for South African Poultry Sector
SOUTH AFRICA – Higher production costs, chiefly a rise in maize prices, could negate any benefit South Africa’s poultry farms could see from tariffs on EU imports....
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Low-path Avian Flu Virus Detected at South African Ostrich Farms
SOUTH AFRICA - The H5N2 low-pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected at three ostrich farms in Western Cape since November 2014....
28 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from South Africa US Senator Blasts South Africa on Poultry Block
SOUTH AFRICA – Concern has been voiced over South Africa’s use of trade and development legislation to block US poultry from the market....
27 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
27 November 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....
19 November 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"....
04 November 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. ...
09 October 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....
07 October 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....
06 October 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...
30 September 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)....
04 September 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....
20 August 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. ...
19 August 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....
05 August 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. ...
15 July 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....
08 July 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....
19 June 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....
17 June 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....
13 June 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....
20 May 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....
22 April 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....
 
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