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Update: No new avian influenza outbreaks reported
Update: No new avian influenza outbreaks reportedArticle

Although no new outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported since the previously confirmed cases, South Africa's poultry and ostrich industries remain under national high alert with strict biosecurity measures in place...

30 Apr 2021

Avian Influenza outbreak confirmed on Ekurhuleni farm
Avian Influenza outbreak confirmed on Ekurhuleni farmArticle

"The samples from this farm that were sent to the laboratory tested positive for the H5 strain of avian influenza. It must be said that this farm was also part of the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in 2017."

13 Apr 2021

Veterinary involvement critical in Covid-19 response
Veterinary involvement critical in Covid-19 responseArticle

The World Health Organisation indicated in its 2012 report that some 1,400 species of infectious disease pathogens of humans exist and nearly 60% are derived from animal sources...

Dr Leon de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

Medicines are only approved for use by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority when there is sufficient evidence that their benefits outweigh their risks.
Ivermectin and Covid-19: Why it's promising but why we need to be cautiousArticle

There is a clamour by some people for ivermectin to be approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) to treat Covid-19...

Rufaro Samanga 15 Jan 2021

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Tridge report looks at an eventful year for agri industryArticle

The report includes information on the impact of Covid-19 on various agri markets...

Ursula Human 12 Jan 2021

Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a row
Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a rowArticle

World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported...

7 Jan 2021

Free veterinary support for smallholder livestock farmers
Free veterinary support for smallholder livestock farmersArticle

According to Western Cape minister of agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, the WCDoA Veterinary Service supports smallholder livestock farmers through free training and primary animal health care services...

5 Nov 2020

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Taxi industry to benefit from new air ventilation diffuser systemArticle

"Taxis will become incubators for the virus, especially as it gets colder, and could lead to further lockdowns. We want to circumvent this problem..."

22 Apr 2020

Testing times for China’s healthcare system. Alex Plavevski/EPA
Coronavirus: how health and politics have always been inextricably linked in ChinaArticle

Since the onset of the Chinese revolution in the early 20th century, public health objectives have been an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ideology...

Xun Zhou 5 Feb 2020

Researchers examine materials collected from a Chinese woman to find the cause of her mysterious pneumonia symptoms, at Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Korea, 09 January 2020.
Scientists still searching for causes of mysterious pneumonia outbreak in ChinaArticle

Scientists are still trying to analyse a new strain of coronavirus that caused a pneumonia outbreak in China, with around 300 people infected and six people dead as of 21 January...

Ririn Ramadhany 24 Jan 2020

Chicken meat imports dominate the South African poultry market
Chicken meat imports dominate the South African poultry marketArticle

South Africa's imports of chicken meat continue to increase as the local market is affected by high feed costs...

Natalie Berkhout 5 Nov 2019

The 2019 Galliova Awards Winners: Esther Malan (2019 Galliova Broiler Champion Food Writer); Nomvuselelo Mncube (2019 Galliova Egg Champion Food Writer); Margie Els-Burger (2019 Galliova Food Writer of the Year; Chiara Turilli (2019 Galliova Up & Coming Food Writer of the Year); Glynis Horning (2019 Galliova Health Writer of the Year).
Strong health message resonates at 2019 Galliova AwardsArticle

The 30th edition of the Galliova Awards, celebrating excellence in SA's writers on health and food culture, kicked off with introductions from a slightly ill MC and ended with strong health messages from two of the day's top winners and a call to address 'egg stigma' in health and food writing...

Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2019

Could plant vaccines save the poultry industry?
Could plant vaccines save the poultry industry?Article

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have successfully developed a vaccine against avian influenza using tobacco plants...

10 Oct 2019

Astral takes World of Birds under its wings
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Poultry producer Astral Foods has been assisting the World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary in Hout Bay, which has been under financial strain over the past 12 months. It has been providing the sanctuary with an R100,000 worth of feed per month since August 2018.

14 Mar 2019

SA feed industry experiences 0.7% sales drop for 2017/18
SA feed industry experiences 0.7% sales drop for 2017/18Article

South African feed sales have achieved a smaller drop in sales for the 2017/18 Animal Feed Manufacturers' Association statistical year in comparison to the 6.2% drop in sales experienced in 2016/17...

30 Jul 2018

EU short-term outlook for poultry remains strong
EU short-term outlook for poultry remains strongArticle

Poultry production in the European Union (EU) rose by nearly 4% in the first quarter of the year due to fewer outbreaks of avian influenza and new poultry units coming on stream...

24 Jul 2018

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Strict biosecurity recommended as winter brings renewed risk of bird flu outbreakArticle

Bird flu was thought to be largely under control. Reports last month of new cases on farms in the North West province and among seabirds along the Western Cape coastline, however, sparked fears that the bird flu epidemic might flare up again...

7 May 2018

US poultry producers visit SA
US poultry producers visit SAArticle

Members of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council met local business and new importers during a visit to South Africa last month...

Issued by ITP Communications 17 Apr 2018

US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SA
US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SAArticle

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) hosted its international staff meeting in South Africa recently, bringing producer members to the country to explore opportunities...

13 Apr 2018

Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows
Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand growsArticle

Demand for chicken meat is showing no signs of declining, as poultry overtakes red meat consumption in markets around the world - including the United States and South Africa...

Issued by USA Poultry & Egg Export Council 19 Mar 2018

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SADC updates bird flu disaster response planArticle

Southern African countries, jolted by a debilitating avian influenza outbreak in 2017, which left an extensive effect on the region, have reviewed and updated the regional preparedness and response plan...

15 Mar 2018

Partnership beefs up veterinary services across Africa, Asia and Middle East to tackle animal disease
Partnership beefs up veterinary services across Africa, Asia and Middle East to tackle animal diseaseArticle

In just 12 months a USAID-FAO partnership, which works to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals, trained more than 4,700 veterinary health professionals in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East...

12 Mar 2018

#Budget2018: Efficient use of public funds essential to optimise SA's agricultural output
#Budget2018: Efficient use of public funds essential to optimise SA's agricultural outputArticle

Budget speech should address some of the sector's challenges to ensure food security...

Wessel Lemmer 20 Feb 2018

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Bird flu wipes out R954m, SA turns to importsArticle

Due to the avian flu outbreak, farms affected have had to cull all birds and recall and destroy all eggs. The decline in the production of eggs and chickens has resulted in SA relying on imported chickens to meet demand...

15 Feb 2018

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International community must work together to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon livestock industryArticle

"With improved and climate-smart practices, we can quickly put in place more sustainable and 'greener' livestock supply chains."

22 Jan 2018

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Spread of avian influenza in WC poultry sector haltedArticle

No new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed at poultry farms in the province since 31 October 2017. Laboratory tests have, however, confirmed the presence of the H5N8 virus in swift terns...

10 Jan 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: Agriculture
#BestofBiz 2017: AgricultureArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2017

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Festive season will see higher egg prices due to avian fluArticle

Due to the avian influenza outbreak that hit the poultry industry as it was starting to recover from drought, the price of eggs is set to increase further. This after a significant jump in the past few months...

8 Dec 2017

Western Cape set to get poultry sector going again
Western Cape set to get poultry sector going againArticle

"State vets are working with farms to disinfect their chicken houses so that they can start restocking. Common practice is for sentinel birds to be placed in houses as a method of detecting any trace of the virus."

27 Nov 2017

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No new avian influenza infections in the Western CapeArticle

No new cases of avian influenza have been confirmed since 18 October, signalling a positive turning point for the industry...

9 Nov 2017

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Avian flu hits egg supplyArticle

An increasing shortage of eggs in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces is expected to expand into other parts of the country, pushing up prices of what is considered to be one of the cheapest forms of protein....

Shaun Gillham 1 Nov 2017

From left to right: Marco Torsius (standing), Back: Esther Malan, Dorah Sitole, Marthinette Slabber Stretch, Glynnis Horning, Christa Swanepoel, Zola Nene. Front: Madeleine de Villiers, Herman Lensing, Suzanne Crozier, Abigail Donnelly and Anna Montali.
The egg-and-chicken race of the #GalliovaAwards2017Article

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Both did at the Galliova Awards 2017, if its egg and chicken writers you're referring to...

Leigh Andrews 26 Oct 2017

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#MTBPS2017: Concerns around Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings BillArticle

Gigaba mentions several measures to boost confidence and support growth. However, Agri SA is concerned that the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill is cited as one of these measures...

26 Oct 2017

Department working to control avian flu outbreak
Department working to control avian flu outbreakArticle

To date, a total of 92 locations have been identified that tested positive for HPAI H5N8, and reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health...

24 Oct 2017

Policy interventions essential to optimise South Africa's agricultural output
Policy interventions essential to optimise South Africa's agricultural outputArticle

It is important that we continue to find ways to optimise the output of the agricultural sector and guarantee our food security. Our policy interventions need to pay attention to a number of immediate and pressing challenges...

Wessel Lemmer 24 Oct 2017

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Bird flu outbreak sees egg shortage, hefty price increases on the cards for SAArticle

The bird flu outbreak in South Africa has wiped out more than 15% of layer hens and with the resultant shortage of table eggs, comes the prospect of hefty price increases...

18 Oct 2017

Avian flu may spread via aerosol and droplets
Avian flu may spread via aerosol and dropletsArticle

Researchers have identified both airborne infectious droplets and aerosols of avian flu using lab-simulated processing of chickens...

12 Oct 2017

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Sovereign Foods shareholders approve Bidco offer, delisting from JSEArticle

Subject to obtaining the outstanding regulatory approvals, ownership of Sovereign Foods will pass to Bidco who will acquire 100% of the Sovereign shares in issue...

12 Oct 2017

Province-wide plan for avian influenza outbreak
Province-wide plan for avian influenza outbreakArticle

The Western Cape government has initiated a province-wide recovery plan to combat the impact of the avian influenza outbreak on agriculture...

4 Oct 2017

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Spread of bird flu ruffles Quantum Foods' feathersArticle

Egg producer Quantum Foods' share price fell 13% after it said avian influenza had spread to more of its hen houses in the Western Cape...

Robert Laing 3 Oct 2017

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Country Bird backtracks on bird supplyArticle

CEO of Country Bird Holdings, who has confirmed his company will not be renewing its bid for Sovereign Foods, has been asked to retract comments about supplying chickens to companies that do not have...

26 Sep 2017

American poultry expert shares gold standard for avian flu control
American poultry expert shares gold standard for avian flu controlArticle

American poultry expert Dr. Fidelis Hegngi briefed African government delegates on avian influenza and said that 24 hours from detection to depopulation is the ideal for effective avian influenza control...

21 Sep 2017

Avian flu hits two Quantum Foods farms
Avian flu hits two Quantum Foods farmsArticle

Quantum Foods has become the latest major South African poultry producer to report a bird flu outbreak which has affected at least two of its commercial layer farms in the Western Cape...

Andries Mahlangu 20 Sep 2017

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Farmers to bear costs of culled poultryArticle

The poultry industry, reeling from the deadly avian flu outbreak, has been dealt another potential blow with the DAFF confirming it will only compensate farmers for the culling of uninfected birds...

Bekezela Phakathi 15 Sep 2017

Government affirms support for poultry industry
Government affirms support for poultry industryArticle

The South African government has affirmed its support for the domestic poultry industry in the aftermath of the bird flu outbreak. Negotiations regarding compensation, trade, etc. ongoing...

4 Sep 2017

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New bird flu cases reportedArticle

South Africa has reported eight new cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 to the World Organisation for Animal Health, bringing the total number of outbreaks to 24...

29 Aug 2017

Avian influenza detected on a cape poultry farm
Avian influenza detected on a cape poultry farmArticle

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer poultry farm...

28 Aug 2017

Avian influenza containment crucial for poultry markets
Avian influenza containment crucial for poultry marketsArticle

Poultry destined for exports now have to be absorbed in the South African market, which may also weigh in on prices...

18 Aug 2017

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