Local bodies slam EU-funded study on SA's shrinking poultry industry

2019-08-21 07:18

An EU-funded study has found that part of the reason for the crisis of SA's poultry industry is due to limited investment in building production capacity and shortcomings in SA's business model. Local bodies, however, have disputed this.

Poultry import tariff a delicate balance, Patel admits

2019-07-12 18:49

Minister of Trade Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel acknowledged that striking the balance between preserving the local industry and keeping poultry affordable could prove challenging.

VAT: Give us the chicken, organisations appeal to Parliament

2018-09-12 14:28

Various public organisations have implored Parliament to include poultry products on the zero-vat list.

Egg prices to jump up to 20% over bird flu

2017-12-08 13:01

Egg prices are expected to increase between 15% and20% as suppliers have to cover the costs of lower production due to the Avian flu outbreak, according to an analyst.

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.

Fears of jobs bloodbath grow over SA chicken crisis

2017-03-22 19:01

Poultry producers, especially those in KwaZulu-Natal, are on the brink of closing shop, warns Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

SA's chicken industry is crying wolf - importers

2017-01-30 19:52

South Africa's beleaguered poultry industry is not under threat, according to David Wolpert, CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA.

Chicken wars: SA poultry producers must stop whingeing - Amie

2016-10-19 14:55

Chicken imports are not devastating South Africa's poultry industry, says David Wolpert, CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters.

Court rules government must allow poultry appeal

2016-09-15 07:24

The agriculture department has been ordered to set up an appeals board to hear a request by poultry body SAPA that its members be allowed to sell down current stocks of brined chicken.

Cheap imports threaten SA poultry producers

2016-09-02 20:19

South Africa's poultry industry is battling for survival in the face of stiff price competition from international, as well as the worst drought in a century, says Sapa.


Dire consequences if 'unconsidered' poultry tariff is approved, warn meat importers

2019-07-19 12:32

According to a statement released by the association, government and its import tariff adjudication body are yielding to calls for a tariff increase on chicken product imports.

Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tariff case

2019-06-13 14:07

The South African Poultry Association has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission for an 82% tariff increase, saying that local producers cannot compete with dumping from the international market.

Avian flu leads to industry losses of R954m - report

2018-02-13 22:00

Avian flu resulted in losses of R954m for the poultry industry, a report by the South African Poultry Association has revealed.

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.

EU worries over growth hormones in SA chickens

2017-05-02 12:45

The EU says it has serious concerns about South Africa’s ability to deal with exposure to prohibited medicines and growth hormones with regard to its poultry and other commodities.

Stop dumping chicken in SA, urges SAPA

2017-02-07 06:02

SA's beleaguered poultry industry can be fixed, but for that to happen the European Union must stop flooding the country with cheap chicken, says the SA Poultry Association.

Is SA really importing 'chicken waste'?

2016-10-19 19:20

An importer provides clarity on the misconception around chicken “waste” and “leftovers”, adding that SA's poultry industry refuses to revisit its business model.

SA misses chicken-panel deadline as Sapa mulls appeal

2016-09-21 16:28

The agriculture ministry has missed a court deadline to determine if poultry producers can sell down current stocks of brined chicken before new regulations kick in.

SA wants court to dismiss poultry brine-cap halt

2016-09-12 14:28

The agriculture department and others have asked a court to dismiss the poultry association’s application to stop laws capping the amount of brine allowed in chicken.

Spat over saltwater levels in SA chicken

2016-06-21 19:02

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA does not agree that lowering the percentage of saltwater in chicken will push up prices to "unaffordable" levels.

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