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New vaccine for infectious bronchitis in poultry

New vaccine for infectious bronchitis in poultry

A new vaccine is being tested by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the Pirbright Institute in the UK for its efficacy in combating the infectious bronchitis virus in...
Soya Crop

Using insects as animal feed

Animal feed produced from insects can deliver more tons per hectare than feed from traditional crops like soya, says an insect expert.
Farmers urged to participate in the Producer/Farmer Register

Farmers urged to participate in the Producer/Farmer Register

Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Senzeni Zokwana, recently announced the establishment of the Producer/Farmer Register (PFR).
Red meat prices not so ‘merry’ this festive season

Red meat prices not so ‘merry’ this festive season

With the festive season approaching¸ red meat prices are expected to increase at least 6%. This is according to Gerhard Schutte, CEO of the Red Meat Producers’ Association.
Diesel holds on to its record-breaking rise

Diesel price hitting farmers hard

Any hopes that South African farmers may have had for a reprieve in the relentless rise in national diesel prices have officially been dashed.
Beef cattle

Animal disease experts from Africa to get specialist training

Nearly 200 veterinary epidemiologists in Africa are scheduled to undergo training intended to help them better combat animal diseases at grassroots level.
Only cage-free eggs for Famous Brands by 2025

Only cage-free eggs for Famous Brands by 2025

Famous Brands CEO, Darren Hele, has announced that Famous Brands will be using only cage-free eggs by 2025. Speaking on ‘The Money Show’ on Radio 702, Hele said the company...
Tompi Seleka College

Exams delayed as strikes persist at Limpopo agri college

All classes at the Tompi Seleka College of Agriculture in Marble Hall, Limpopo have been suspended indefinitely, due to violent protests that have been taking place on the campus over...
I&J disputes charges of anti-competitive practices

I&J disputes charges of anti-competitive practices

Well-known South African frozen foods company Irvin & Johnson is disputing the Competition Commission’s charges that it had engaged in anti-competitive practices with feedlotting and beef processing company Karan Beef.
Drought conditions still pervasive in Eastern Cape, despite rain

Drought conditions still pervasive in Eastern Cape, despite rain

Farmers in parts of South Africa’s second largest province, the Eastern Cape, were still suffering under hot, dry conditions and water restrictions, while others had received improved rainfall.
Government must learn from farmers like ZZ2 – Mboweni

Government must learn from farmers like ZZ2 – Mboweni

Rather than take away land currently being farmed by successful commercial farmers in South Africa, the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, wants government to partner with them.
SA Treasury cuts GDP growth for estimate for 2018 and 2019

SA Treasury cuts GDP growth estimate for 2018 and 2019

Slow economic growth, a widening fiscal deficit, the need to address the high public service wage bill, and restructuring of state-owned enterprises, were some of the key issues contained in...

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