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Egg producers extremely concerned about avian influenza

Egg producers extremely concerned about avian influenza

A government statement indicating that the H5N8 strain of avian influenza (AI) has now been identified in a second commercial layer operation has South Africa’s egg producers extremely concerned.
Syngenta Grain Academy 2017

High praise for 2017 Grain Academy graduates

The 2017 Syngenta Grain Academy graduation ceremony was held at the UFS Business School on 23 June.
Kaap Agri lists on JSE

Shares increase as Kaap Agri lists on JSE

Agricultural service company, Kaap Agri Group, listed in the speciality retailer sector of the JSE with an opening value of R58,60/share this morning, valuing the company at about R4,1 billion....
Mohair price adjustment catches producers off guard

Mohair price adjustment catches producers off guard

Mohair growers were shocked when mohair prices were recently adjusted.
Food labels can con and confuse consumers

Food labels can con and confuse consumers

Concerns around trustworthy information on food labels were raised at the 111th AVI Africa poultry conference this week at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.
Western Cape drought persists despite increased dam levels

Western Cape drought persists despite increased dam levels

The Western Cape’s drought crisis continued as dam levels were still critically lower than usual at the start of winter.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in South Africa

Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in SA

A single outbreak of H5N8, a subtype of avian influenza, has been isolated on a farm near Villiers which is situated on the border between Mpumalanga and the Free State.
RPO welcomes arrest of stock thieves in the Free State

RPO welcomes arrest of stock thieves in the Free State

The Red Meat Producers Organisation (RPO) in the Free State has congratulated the South African Police Service (SAPS) and farmers in the Reitz district following the arrest of six suspected...
Change in thinking needed to save the poultry industry

Change in thinking needed to save the poultry industry

Treasury’s instruction to all state institutions to only procure locally produced poultry meat, cannot in itself save the South African poultry industry.
Caution urged amid uncertain winter rainfall prospects

Caution urged amid uncertain winter rainfall prospects

While most summer rainfall regions have entered the winter season in a better state than last year, winter rainfall regions are reportedly very dry and there is considerable uncertainty over...
Bank loans: advice for smaller producers

Bank loans: advice for smaller producers

Commercial banks lend only to businesses that show returns and have the potential to succeed.
Lack of government support for poultry industry

Lack of government support for poultry industry

The SA Poultry Association has urged a ‘partnership approach’ with government to save failing farms…

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