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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.

Tongaat Hulett launches sugar refinery project in Mozambique

2017-07-25 17:39

Tongaat Hulett has launched a project to build a refinery annexed to its Xinavane Sugar Mill.

Why SA won't starve for now

2017-07-23 21:38

Overall, South Africa is in a comfortable position regarding food production, according to Wandile Sihlobo, head of agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz.

Bird flu spreads to 2 more farms

2017-07-12 20:18

Two more farms have been affected by bird flu, bringing the total number of affected properties to four.

Laastedrif an example of transformation in farming

2017-06-30 18:03

By growing and diversifying farming and business activities, Laastedrif has managed to guarantee financial stability and sustainability.

Appletiser plant set to almost double production

2017-06-29 18:37

The Appletiser plant of Coca Cola Beverages in Elgin is set to almost double annual production as a result of its integration into the CCBSA supply chain grid.

Meet Einstein Sibanda and his free-range chicken farm

2017-06-29 07:16

On the outskirts of Simon’s Town, Einstein Sibanda has established a two hectare free-range poultry project.

 

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,

Emerging farmers get boost from Land Bank - PnP partnership

2017-07-28 11:26

Land Bank and Pick n Pay have signed an agreement to provide financial and other types of support for emerging farmers.

Uncertainty over Western Cape wheat conditions

2017-07-24 17:55

Over the next few years parts of the Western Cape’s wheat-growing areas may be affected by poor rainfall conditions, which could lead to poorer harvests.

French grape harvest heading to historic low

2017-07-23 15:41

Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low".

DAFF director general suspended

2017-07-12 16:59

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced the suspension of its director general, Mike Mlengana.

SA set to have biggest soybean crop on record

2017-06-30 17:07

The Crop Estimate Committee has upped its forecast to 1.34 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record, according to Agbiz.

Slight uptick in factory gate prices to 4.8%

2017-06-29 11:59

The annual change in the Producer Price Index for final manufactured goods in May increased to 4.8%.

Zimbabwe and Namibia ban SA poultry imports

2017-06-27 14:14

Namibia and Zimbabwe have banned poultry imports from South Africa after an outbreak of bird flu.

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