Bacon, beer and and all things fizzy at risk after CO2 shortage

2018-06-26 16:06

With it being Summer across certain parts in Europe, could this mean beerless braais for them?

Brazil tainted meat probe intensifies - exports to SA stopped

2018-03-05 21:00

The turmoil at Brazilian poultry giant BRF SA has intensified after it became the target of a new phase of the food-safety probe which has seen exports halted to, among others, South Africa.

RCL Foods benefits from higher poultry prices

2018-02-27 21:00

Despite avian flu creating a shortage of poultry products, RCL Foods’ financial results were positively impacted by the higher chicken prices.

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.

Quick sticky chicken

2018-01-22 15:28

Make sure you have napkins on hand for this lip-smacking dish.

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.

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.

No compensation yet as producers suffer huge poultry culling losses

2017-10-12 09:51

The damaging effect of the bird flu outbreak is exacerbated by the delay in compensation by government, according to an analyst.

Price fears as bird flu hits chicken supplies

2017-10-10 18:13

Poultry producers have warned that the shortage of supply in poultry products, driven by the outbreak of bird flu, could result in higher prices.

Massive cull to stop avian flu costs Zim company $7.2m

2017-09-28 10:00

Irvine’s, one of Zimbabwe’s largest food producers, has suffered losses of $7.2m after culling 835 000 chickens due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.


A billion dead chickens show toll of strike paralysing Brazil

2018-05-27 12:37

As a paralysing truckers’ strike in Brazil entered its fifth day, the president deployed national security forces amid warnings of a calamity in one of the world’s largest cities and potentially devastating livestock losses.

Astral sees 400% jump in earnings as it shakes off bird flu jitters

2018-03-05 12:11

Poultry producer Astral Foods says it has come to grips with bird flu jitters and the costs that came with the last outbreak of the disease.

Call for greater focus on agriculture, food security in Budget 2018

2018-02-20 09:22

More attention should be paid to the agricultural sector in Budget 2018 to ensure food security and to optimise the output of the sector to drive economic growth, says an economist.

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.

Economic impact of listeriosis not yet quantifiable - economist

2018-01-10 06:00

It is too early to determine the impact of the listeriosis outbreak on the economy as the source of the outbreak has not yet been identified, says an economist.

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.

Producers to boost biosecurity measures after bird flu outbreak

2017-10-12 16:34

SA poultry farmers, caught off-guard by the country's most severe bird flu outbreak, are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures as government considers rolling out a vaccination programme.

'Devastating' bird flu culling to cost Gauteng farm R65m

2017-10-11 10:45

A Gauteng poultry producer faces losses of up to R65m and the bird flu crisis has caused a devastating situation in the industry, says Gauteng agriculture MEC Lebogang Maile.

Over 2 million birds now dead in Western Cape's worst bird flu outbreak

2017-10-02 17:42

The impact of avian influenza on the province's economy is estimated to be in the region of R800m.

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.

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