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20 June 2017
View news from South Africa Competition Commission Raids Beef Suppliers for 'Price Fixing'
SOUTH AFRICA - The Competition Commission raided 13 premises belonging to seven meat suppliers in three provinces on Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged fixing of prices and trading conditions....
14 June 2017
View news from South Africa TAU SA Commends Agri Sector for 22% Growth
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African agricultural sector has not been a contributing factor to the recession the country currently has to contend with, and TAU SA congratulates the entire agricultural sector, and in particular all farmers, for the remarkable...
26 April 2017
View news from South Africa Co-op Launches Livestock Feed, Maize Meal Processing Facility
SOUTH AFRICA - In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Mount Frere-based Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative in the Alfred Nzo district of the Eastern Cape, launched a processing facility which produces livestock...
08 March 2017
View news from South Africa OIE reports FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga Dairy Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a dairy farm in Mpumalanga....
14 February 2017
View news from South Africa DAFF Meets China with Prospects of Exporting Beef
SOUTH AFRICA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa hosted a delegation from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of The Peoples Republic of China...
07 December 2016
View news from South Africa SA Reminds Namibia to Test Export Cattle for TB
SOUTH AFRICA - SA’s biggest beef import partner on the continent, Namibia, has fallen foul of the country’s tuberculosis (TB) testing standards, leading to a low-key trade dispute between the countries....
17 May 2016
View news from South Africa US Beef Arrives in Recently Reopened South African Market
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that the first shipment of US beef recently arrived in South Africa following the reopening of the South African market earlier this year....
26 February 2016
View news from South Africa Beef Contract Helps to Minimise Price Risk
SOUTH AFRICA - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa has recently launched a “Beef Carcass” Futures Contract. Dr Raphael Karuaihe, commodity derivatives manager at the JSE, and Lardus van Zyl, chairperson of the Red Meat Producers...
05 February 2016
View news from South Africa Farmers Have to be More Pro-Active in Fight Against Brucellosis
SOUTH AFRICA - Where bovine brucellosis was relatively under control in South Africa around the nineteen-eighties, there has been a steady increase in cases of this bacterial disease over the past ten years. Lax biosecurity measures and failure to vaccinate...
02 February 2016
View news from South Africa South African Drought: No Relief in Sight
SOUTH AFRICA - In spite of wide spread rain over many parts of the drought-stricken summer rainfall area of South Africa, chances remain low that the impact of drought will soon be broken. Glenneis Kriel reports....
08 January 2016
View news from South Africa South Africa Finally Agrees to US Meat Import Demands
SOUTH AFRICA - Negotiations between South Africa and the US on key areas related to the importation of poultry, beef and pork from the US to South Africa were concluded at a meeting on 6 January 2016. ...
17 December 2015
View news from South Africa South African Producers Urged to Report Livestock Theft
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's National Livestock Theft Prevention Forum (NSTPF) has said that too many cases of livestock theft are going unreported, meaning that the crime cannot be policed properly....
11 December 2015
View news from South Africa South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa will be facing a disaster if it doesn’t rain by the end of December. Over the past year, El Niño has caused below average rainfall in many parts of the country, with some areas recording their lowest rainfall in fifty years....
16 November 2015
View news from South Africa Thousands of Cattle Dying in Severe South African Drought
SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Africa is currently experiencing one of its most severe droughts in the past 20 years, with serious consequences for agriculture and animal welfare....
06 November 2015
View news from South Africa South Africa's Benefits Suspended After Failure to Import US Ag Products
US - South Africa's trade benefits with the US will soon be suspended due to a continued failure to sort issues relating to agricultural imports....
26 August 2015
View news from South Africa Frustration Grows: South Africa Resolute in US Meat Ban
SOUTH AFRICA - US poultry producers are growing impatient over continued delays on market access to South Africa for meat products....
View news from South Africa Humans Carry More Superbugs than Cows
SOUTH AFRICA - Antimicrobial resistance of a common farmyard bacteria has been shown to be far more common in humans than animals....
08 May 2015
View news from South Africa Black Farmers Loaned Native South African Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA – A five year lease and return scheme has been launched by a regional council to assist black farmers into the livestock sector....
18 March 2015
View news from South Africa South Africa Making Progress in Eliminating FMD
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is making commendable progress in maintaining its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
26 January 2015
View news from South Africa Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
14 January 2015
View news from South Africa Government Implements Measures to Safeguard FMD Free Zone Status
SOUTH AFRICA - The Government will vigorously implement key control measures to safeguard the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status in the country, said the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
17 December 2014
View news from South Africa Peanut Brittle Style Coating Offers Nutrition Breakthrough
SOUTH AFRICA - South African cattle are being fed “peanut brittle” style coated vitamins to ensure nutrient absorption....
12 December 2014
View news from South Africa OIE Encouraged by Progress Made in FMD Controlled Areas
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa hosted a team of experts from the World Organization for Animal Health, (OIE) from 30 November to 06 December 2014. This mission's intention was to assess the implementation of OIE standards on zonal freedom of foot-and-mouth...
23 April 2014
View news from South Africa African Breakthrough Links Ticks to Lumpy Skin Disease
SOUTH AFRICA – A South African researcher has confirmed suspicions that tick species are involved in the transmission of lumpy skin disease to cattle....
18 March 2014
View news from South Africa Loan Scheme to Get Cattle Back in the Kraal
SOUTH AFRICA – Farmers in the east of the country are being thrown a farming lifeline through a regional Nguni cattle loan programme....
14 March 2014
View news from South Africa Mpumalanga Cattle Affected by FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle herds....
24 December 2013
View news from South Africa FMD Outbreaks Reported in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle populations....
04 December 2013
View news from South Africa South Africa to Host Global Conference on Agriculture
SOUTH AFRICA - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will open the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change in Johannesburg today (3 December)....
 
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