Astral sees more than fourfold growth in earnings

2018-05-02 19:56

Astral Foods says its earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months to end-March 2018 will reflect an increase of between 450% and 460%, compared to the previous period.

Boulders Beach penguins fall victim to bird flu outbreak

2018-04-09 19:18

The penguins of Boulders Beach have been placed under threat by the H5N8 strain of avian influenza.

Warning that SA is still at risk for bird flu in 2018

2018-01-28 18:00

South Africa’s poultry industry could face another wave of outbreaks in winter 2018 following the devastating highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in 2017.

Bird flu: W Cape set to get poultry sector going again

2017-11-26 18:20

There have been no new infections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Western Cape, according to the provincial government.

No decision yet on bird flu vaccination - Zokwana

2017-10-18 07:30

The Minister of Agriculture says state veterinarians are still assessing whether SA chickens should be vaccinated amid the country's worst ever bird flu outbreak.

WATCH: 2 million birds dead from avian flu, egg shortage looms

As poultry farms deal with the crippling consequences of the avian influenza outbreak, consumers are warned to prepare themselves for higher prices and dwindling egg stocks. Watch.

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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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tracking SA's bird flu outbreak

2017-08-31 13:48

There have been 24 outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in five provinces around the country in 2017. Follow this timeline to see how it unfolded.

Bird flu continues to spread in SA, forcing firm to freeze operations

2017-08-25 07:24

Bird flu is spreading in South Africa with Astral Foods reporting that the disease has infected more chickens at a farm in Mpumalanga.

Experimental drug shows promise against dangerous viruses

2017-07-03 10:33

Coronaviruses infect birds and mammals, and include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).


Bird flu hits 2 North West districts

2018-04-13 18:57

The North West government has warned of an outbreak of bird flu in two districts, and has urged poultry farmers to be vigilant.

VAT-free wish list: eggs and sugar tax in spotlight

2018-04-03 21:00

In an informal survey by Fin24, more consumers share issues they want to raise about the VAT increase and the current 19 VAT-free items.

Bird flu: Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors

2017-12-08 21:30

The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm.

No new cases of bird flu in Western Cape over past week

2017-11-08 16:50

The spread of the bird flu virus that has decimated parts the Western Cape's poultry industry may be be slowing down, according to Western Cape MEC for agriculture Alan Winde.

Zokwana dragging feet on bird flu outbreak - DA

2017-10-06 20:12

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana has been dragging his feet over the avian flu crisis that is threatening the country's poultry and ostrich industries, says DA MP Annette Steyn.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What you need to know about the bird flu outbreak in SA

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, announced on Thursday that the trade of chickens in South Africa has been put on hold due to the increase in the H5N8-strain bird flu. Watch.

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