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200 000 chickens culled in Western Cape as province tackles bird flu

2017-09-07 21:00

More than 200 000 chickens have died or been culled in the Western Cape as a result of an outbreak of bird flu, leading to over 100 job losses.

Zim to cull half a million birds hit by avian flu

2017-08-25 15:44

Zimbabwe is set to cull more than half a million chickens affected by the highly pathogenic strain H5N8 at a farm in Harare.

Astral seeks vaccine plan as new bird flu outbreak strikes

2017-08-03 15:40

Astral has confirmed a second outbreak of the avian flu at a farm in Mpumalanga and has been engaging with government to regulate vaccination programmes.

Fears that bird flu may cripple fragile poultry industry

2017-06-29 05:00

The highly contagious bird flu may cripple the poultry market, unless producers immediately intervene, warns an industry expert.

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.

Poultry sector still bleeding jobs

2017-06-25 07:03

The country’s poultry sector is still gradually shedding jobs despite the setting up of a task team to try and halt the crisis in the sector, SA Poultry Association (Sapa) CEO Kevin Lovell said this week.

SA bans chicken imports from Zimbabwe

2017-06-08 14:05

South Africa has immediately suspended all trade in live poultry, meat and table eggs from Zimbabwe over an outbreak of bird flu.

Ostrich topped with nachos

2017-05-24 00:00

This one-dish winner is perfect for a midweek meal, it’s quick to make and healthy to boot.

Astral profits dive more than 50%

2017-05-17 21:32

Astral's profits dwindle on the back of imports, drought and lower sales.

Govt seeking ways to help struggling chicken producers

2017-05-10 15:36

The government is in the process of trying to find funding for embattled chicken producers, says Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

 

Another chicken war looms in South Africa

2017-08-28 05:30

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies faces legal action in another battle over chicken.

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.

Chicken trade interruption should be less than 2 months

2017-06-29 18:27

The interruption in poultry trade from South Africa, following the outbreak of Avian Influenza, should be less than two months, says SA Poultry Association CEO Kevin Lovell.

Organic growth for free-range farmer

2017-06-27 14:53

Jeanne Groenewald went from producing free-range chicken for her family to becoming a Woolworths supplier. She also strives to uplift her employees and the community.

Bird flu outbreak poses new threat to SA poultry industry

2017-06-27 09:36

South Africa’s already fragile poultry industry faces a trade ban after this month’s bird flu outbreak in Mpumalanga.

Chicken dumping: Rival groups battle it out

2017-06-22 07:31

Claims by advocacy group FairPlay over chicken dumping in South Africa have ruffled the feathers of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters.

SA poultry industry shows signs of improvement

2017-06-07 17:45

Market conditions for South Africa’s poultry industry are improving and as far as government knows there have no further layoffs and factory closures.

SA’s poultry industry on the road to recovery

2017-05-21 06:29

As SA recovers from the worst drought in history, the poultry sector seems to be recuperating and forecasts show the likelihood of significantly better summer crops, causing food prices to drop.

Municipality to buy Rainbow Chickens’ poultry farms

2017-05-14 06:33

In a bid to help workers and community members affected by the mass layoffs at Rainbow Chickens – renamed RCL Foods – in Hammarsdale in KwaZulu-Natal, the eThekwini Municipality has offered to buy two of the RCL farms.

Astral reprieve doesn't absolve municipality from debt - Eskom

2017-05-04 13:28

Eskom says its settlement guaranteeing uninterrupted power supply to poultry producer Astral Foods doesn’t usurp its constitutional right to recover debt from owing municipalities.

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