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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

Cost of soybeans will remain high for South Africa's poultry industry
Cost of soybeans will remain high for South Africa's poultry industryArticle

South Africa's quest to retool its poultry industry depends on increased soybean availability, a crucial ingredient in poultry feed manufacture...

Wandile Sihlobo 12 Feb 2021

Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) - No more 'fowl' play
Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) - No more 'fowl' playArticle

Ensuring the bacterial safety of poultry is essential and water is the most critical resource in the poultry broiler process. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful disinfectant and is fast becoming one of the most effective solutions for optimal water treatment...

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Emerging poultry farmers to get hands-on experience with advanced KZNPI chicken house
Emerging poultry farmers to get hands-on experience with advanced KZNPI chicken houseArticle

An advanced new chicken house built at the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute (KZNPI) will see emerging poultry farmers get hands-on training with the latest chicken farming technologies...

20 Aug 2020

New body to drive transformation in the poultry industry
New body to drive transformation in the poultry industryArticle

South Africa's black poultry producers are set to launch their own body to organise themselves into one voice for driving the transformation agenda in the industry. This follows years of no representation...

22 Jun 2020

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

Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZN
Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZNArticle

The agricultural sector in KwaZulu-Natal is growing at around 12% per annum, compared to single digit growth in other provinces...

Dawie Maree 9 Oct 2019

SA poultry farmers upskilled in farm, financial management
SA poultry farmers upskilled in farm, financial managementArticle

Over 240 small and disadvantaged South African poultry farmers have learned new business and financial management skills in a series of workshops by the World Poultry Foundation...

2 Aug 2019

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Poultry farmers urged to watch out for avian fluArticle

DAFF has called on poultry farmers in coastal areas to be on high alert and improve their biosecurity amid fears of a fresh outbreak of the deadly avian flu after the spread of H5N8 avian flu to African penguins along the coast of the Western Cape...

Bekezela Phakathi 27 Mar 2018

Rwanda to triple poultry production in five years
Rwanda to triple poultry production in five yearsArticle

Rwanda seeks to enhance poultry meat production from 30,000 tonnes per year as of 2016, to 100,000 tonnes within the next five years...

Emmanuel Ntirenganya 27 Dec 2017

Opportunities in the East-African poultry sector
Opportunities in the East-African poultry sectorArticle

With a global increase in demand for poultry and eggs in countries with growing populations and an increase in wealth, it follows that there is an opportunity for production growth. East-Africa has such opportunities...

23 Nov 2017

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New water resistant paper egg trays excite farmersArticle

Poultry farmers participating in the Poultry Show in Abeokuta were excited at the exhibition of water resistance paper egg trays which the manufacturer says is purely made of paper instead of plastic...

13 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

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

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Bird flu pours new misery on Dutch poultry farmersArticle

Dutch poultry farmers, already left reeling by a contaminated egg scandal, were in a new flap over an outbreak of bird flu with thousands of hens to be destroyed...

16 Oct 2017

Polluted chicken muck piling up in The Netherlands
Polluted chicken muck piling up in The NetherlandsArticle

Tonnes of chicken muck contaminated with a banned insecticide are piling up in hundreds of Dutch poultry farms hit by the tainted-egg scandal...

12 Oct 2017

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Bird Flu detected in Joburg, but don't panic say officialsArticle

There has been evidence in various parts of the city including around Westdene Dam, Emmarentia Dam, Zoo Lake and the Joburg Zoo that some birds had been infected with the flu...

6 Oct 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

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

McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply
McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supplyArticle

McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb microbial resistance to drugs...

24 Aug 2017

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Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers EUR33mArticle

Europe's contaminated egg scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33m ($39m), according to a preliminary estimate...

24 Aug 2017

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Avian flu adds more woes to poultry sectorArticle

It spreads fast, is deadly to poultry and is potentially extremely costly, especially for an industry that is already reeling from the pressures of competing in global markets...

Mark Allix 10 Aug 2017

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Avian flu hits againArticle

Lanark Farm in Beatrice has been hit again by a highly pathogenic avian influenza, the second time that the farm has had such an attack. The current outbreak has been confirmed to be linked to the first one...

Elita Chikwati 1 Aug 2017

Bird flu spreads to two more farms
Bird flu spreads to two more farmsArticle

Two more farms have been affected by bird flu (H5N8), bringing the total number of affected properties to four. The new locations are commercial layer chicken farms in Mpumalanga and Gauteng...

13 Jul 2017

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Experts say bird flu not a threat to humansArticle

The SA Poultry Association has warned all types of chicken are at risk of contracting bird flu, whether free-range, hardbody or conventionally bred live chickens...

Kgaugelo Masweneng 7 Jul 2017

GE’s Jenbacher J316
GE technology helps power Cameroon poultry hatcheryArticle

Poultry hatchery Agrocam, located in Douala, Cameroon, has purchased one of GE's Jenbacher J316 gas engines to address the fundamental challenges related to long-term power outages...

22 Feb 2017

Fair Play Movement takes EU to task over chicken dumping
Fair Play Movement takes EU to task over chicken dumpingArticle

The Fair Play Movement is bringing international experts to help stop the proliferation of the predatory trade practice of dumping worldwide...

9 Feb 2017

US senators concerned with SA's failure to meet US Poultry imports deadline
US senators concerned with SA's failure to meet US Poultry imports deadlineArticle

Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Johnny Isakson expressed concern after South Africa missed an October 15 deadline to allow US poultry exports to South Africa to resume...

21 Oct 2015

Poultry health critical to global food security
Poultry health critical to global food securityArticle

Discussions at the 19th Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA 2015 Cape Town) has been fruitful and centred around topics such as...

11 Sep 2015

SA poultry industry serious about transformation
SA poultry industry serious about transformationArticle

A process to transform the South African Poultry Association into one that more accurately reflects South Africa's diversity as well as the changing face of agriculture itself...

1 Jun 2015

Competition Tribunal allows Afgri, AgriGroupe merger
Competition Tribunal allows Afgri, AgriGroupe mergerArticle

The Competition Tribunal has explained its decision to include an agreement reached between government departments and merging groups Afgri and AgriGroupe as part of its condition to approve the transaction.

16 Apr 2014

Itac probes claim of chicken dumping
Itac probes claim of chicken dumpingArticle

South Africa's European trading partners - Germany‚ the Netherlands and the UK - are being probed by the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for allegedly dumping frozen bone-in chicken portions.

Amanda Visser 30 Oct 2013

Poultry farmers 'chicken' over imports
Poultry farmers 'chicken' over importsArticle

The South African Poultry Association (Sapa), which has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for a general tariff increase against chicken imports, also plans to seek protection against imports from the European Union (EU).

Linda Ensor 4 Apr 2013

Spit-roasting for SA poultry farmersArticle

Nobel Prize-winning economist and philosopher Amartya Sen once observed that "there is no such thing as an apolitical food problem".

Kevin Lovell 17 Jul 2012

Rainbow interdict may hurt small-scale farmsArticle

In a case that could set a precedent affecting the way government helps small farmers in the future, a small-scale Western Cape chicken farmer has been served with an interdict obtained by South Africa's largest poultry producer, Rainbow Chicken, curtailing his operations because - Rainbow claimed - it posed a "biosecurity threat" to a Rainbow coop situated nearby.

12 Jun 2012

Newcastle Outbreak: 'no need to panic', North West Agriculture MECArticle

The Poultry Site reports that the North West provincial department of agriculture and rural development announced that an outbreak of Newcastle disease has killed more than 170 chickens. Spokeswoman Bonolo Mohlakoana said in a statement that vets would go to the affected areas to start a vaccination programme.

14 Mar 2012

SA expert invited to VETme International Trade Exhibition
SA expert invited to VETme International Trade ExhibitionArticle

Eddy Mehta, managing director of Ashkan Animal Health in South Africa, has been invited to address delegates at the third VETme International Trade Exhibition and Conference that will take place in Dubai from 2-4 April 2012.

29 Feb 2012

Pfizer will stop selling poultry-pumping drugArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will voluntarily suspend US sales of a poultry-pumping additive after studies showed it can leave traces of arsenic in chicken livers, the US government announced on Wednesday, 8 June 2011.

10 Jun 2011

SA poultry producer invests in ZambiaArticle

SA poultry producer Astral Foods has expressed its commitment to doing business in Africa by investing further in Zambia.

14 Jun 2010

Ghana needs US$14m to prevent avian influenza from spreadingArticle

Ghana's The Minister for Food and Agriculture says the country requires US$14 million to prevent the avian flu disease from spreading beyond Tema and Sunyani. The establishment of a stable enzootic situation and further trans-boundary spread is inevitable because of the weaknesses of the veterinary infrastructures and operational capacities.

7 Jun 2007

Shoprite Checkers/SABC 2 Women of the Year finalists announcedArticle

The finalists of the 2004 Shoprite Checkers / SABC 2 Women of the Year Award include several women from the media, marketing, communications and advertising industry. They join the ranks of 29 outstanding achievers selected from over 1000 nominations countrywide, which will compete for the Shoprite Checkers / SABC 2 Women of the Year titles in nine categories.

4 Jul 2004

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