Astral expects lower earnings, blames municipality for higher operating costs

2019-04-30 12:02

Poultry producer Astral has lowered its projections of earnings for the six months ended March 31, 2019.

Risk of UK dumping its chicken on SA in no-deal Brexit – trade movement

2019-03-17 10:33

The FairPlay Movement has warned that a no-deal Brexit could possibly lead to increased chicken exports from the UK to SA.

Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case brews

2018-09-17 15:57

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) wants the government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on local aluminium and steel products.

Rob Davies ‘must squash’ R10/kg US chicken imports

2018-09-02 06:01

The department of trade and industry is still studying the court aimed at forcing an end to the special quota system allowing 65 000 tons of dirt cheap US chicken into South Africa annually.

Why Parliament must vote for VAT-free chicken

2018-08-23 07:30

The report on expanding zero-rated VAT items has missed a key opportunity to reduce the cost of important foodstuffs for lower-income South Africans.

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.


SA still among top chicken producers for cost, efficiency - report

2019-04-10 20:56

SA remains an efficient chicken producer in the global context and has consistently produced chicken more cheaply than European Union countries, research shows.

How to braai chicken 101: The all-you-need cheat sheet

2019-02-08 10:34

The basic skills you need in order to achieve brilliantly braaied chicken.

WATCH: What if the animals we eat run out of food?

2018-10-22 11:41

How does feeding our chicken maggots benefit the environment and aid in sustainability?

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.

WATCH: SA farmers to fight US over cheap chicken imports

2018-08-30 14:14

President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium has revived the years-long poultry tussle between the US and SA, with farmers now calling for higher import tariffs on US chicken.

A tax on eggs just jumped by 50% – but producers say you probably won't pay more

2018-08-01 12:54

A previously voluntary levy for marketing and empowerment paid by some egg producers has been increased and made mandatory, but the SA Poultry Association doesn't think consumers will notice any change.

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.

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