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Poultry Industry News: South Africa

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....
15 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Municipality to Buy Rainbow Chickens’ Poultry Farms
SOUTH AFRICA - In a bid to help workers and community members affected by the mass lay-offs at Rainbow Chickens – renamed RCL Foods – in Hammarsdale in KwaZulu-Natal, the eThekwini Municipality has offered to buy two of the RCL farms to produce free-range...
10 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa SA Retailers Choose Local Poultry Over Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - Large food retailers have told Parliament they prefer locally sourced poultry products to imports....
09 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Govts to Blame for Poultry Losses, Says Chairman of Africa Improved Foods
SOUTH AFRICA - Governments should take the blame for job losses in the poultry industry due to what has been termed “poultry dumping” in the recent past, Mauricio Adade, board chairman of the Africa Improved Foods said last Thursday (4 May)....
05 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Egg Prices to Rise Sharply Due to Drought-induced Shortage
SOUTH AFRICA - Egg prices are likely to rise by about 8 per cent due to a shortage caused by many small farmers going bankrupt, the South African Poultry Association warned on Friday....
04 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Hens with Benefits
SOUTH AFRICA - When there’s a booming market for poultry products, it makes sense for dairy farms to get in on the action. Chris McCullough reports on one South African milking operation that has found managing a poultry flock on the side comes with...
03 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from South Africa Sovereign Food Hit Hard by Poultry Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - Sovereign Food Investment said on Tuesday it expected to report losses when the group releases its financial year results to end February....
 
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