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Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m

2017-09-20 15:29

One of South Africa’s largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.

Urban pig co-operative needs land to stay in business

2017-09-13 06:11

Urban pig breeders in Port Elizabeth’s Motherwell township fear their project may fall apart because of insufficient land to grow their business.

'Our government does not care about us - they only take care of wild animals'

2017-09-09 09:37

Residents of KwaGubevu Village near King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape accuse wild animals of destroying their crops and eating their livestock.

Michelangelo International judges make case for Pinotage and Chenin Blanc

2017-09-04 19:47

Wines made from grapes with strong SA links received enthusiastic support from judges at this year's Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards.

Disaster relief money starts flowing into Western Cape

2017-08-29 10:46

The Western Cape government has received the first tranche of the money it needs to cope with the devastating drought and fires in the province, Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen has said.

Tobacco farmers are losing out to illicit cigarettes

2017-08-25 06:17

Seven years ago, maize farmer Ntando Sibisi switched to growing tobacco, but now fears this sector is under threat from the illegal trade in cigarettes.

Poultry lose out

2017-08-20 06:02

A change of plans leads to state-funded chicken abattoir being scrapped in favour of a controversial agroprocessing plant.

Dutch count massive cost of tainted-eggs scare

2017-08-15 05:13

Dutch farmers and retailers says the costs stemming from the tainted-eggs scandal ran into tens of millions as two men at the scandal's centre are due to appear in court.

Diverse treasure trove at Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

2017-08-06 18:36

Individually crafted wines, rare varieties, collaborative winemaking and blends, will go under the hammer at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

Good news: food inflation could remain relatively low

2017-07-29 09:00

SA could reap the benefits of higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country, says the Agricultural Business Chamber,

 

Bird flu detected in the Eastern Cape

2017-09-14 21:45

The first case of bird flu in the Eastern Cape has been detected on a poultry farm outside Uitenhage.

Fragile uptick for two of Africa’s giants

2017-09-10 06:00

Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, this week managed to climb out of recession. However, their recovery is seen as fragile.

MEC to give update on avian flu control measures

2017-09-07 05:44

Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde will give an update on the status of avian flu in the province as well as control measures in place, says his spokesperson.

'Good meat given to the lions, rotten meat to the people' - Free State farm workers

2017-09-04 13:46

Free State Agriculture has called for guidelines on seasonal workers, after hundreds of contract workers complained that they were housed under appalling conditions, given rotten food, and were not paid.

Bird flu found on Western Cape commercial poultry farm

2017-08-28 19:17

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on a commercial poultry farm in the province.

More opportunities for emerging grain farmers

2017-08-20 12:38

The Black Business Council will launch a project to support emerging grain farmers in the Eastern Cape.

Bird flu confirmed in Western Cape

2017-08-15 10:32

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza on two ostrich farms in the Heidelberg area.

Dutch organic farmers feel duped in tainted eggs scandal

2017-08-13 22:45

Dutch farmers producing organic eggs, supposedly free from insecticides,have joined a chorus of outrage over the growing tainted-egg scandal, claiming they were duped by the suppliers of a reputedly natural pesticide.

Eastern Cape plans to buy less red meat from other provinces

2017-07-29 09:02

The Eastern Cape government intends to ensure that black farmers in red meat production become part of the country’s mainstream economy.

Boplaas wins Best SA Port at Terroir Awards

2017-07-28 15:07

Boplaas Family Vineyards in the Klein Karoo has won the category for port wines in the 2017 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards.

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