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15 April 2009
View news from South Africa Energy Becoming an Important Factor in SA Beef
SOUTH AFRICA - International economic recession, high energy prices and global warming are increasingly important factors in beef-cattle breeding. ...
23 December 2008
View news from South Africa South Africa Target for Australian Beef
AUSTRALIA - Australian beef producers could find a new market in South Africa, following a trip by 24 of Queensland's top beef producers to the country recently.....
18 December 2008
View news from South Africa South Africa Lifts EU Beef and Dairy Ban
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African government has lifted its ban on EU beef and dairy products....
02 December 2008
View news from South Africa Dairy Distress: Clover Seeks Protection in SA
SOUTH AFRICA - Milk processor Clover has applied to the trade and industry minister for protection of the dairy sector from competition rules because the industry is in distress....
26 November 2008
View news from South Africa Support at Hand for South African Dairy Producers
SOUTH AFRICA - Dairy producers in KwaZulu-Natal have been given support following a meeting with representatives from the major financial institutions as well as input suppliers, under the auspices of the Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) in Pietermaritzburg...
11 November 2008
View news from South Africa Balancing the Milk Market in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Freddie van Zyl, vice-chairperson of the Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO), has advised milk producers to keep the current market situation in mind when doing their production planning and, if possible, to adapt their milk production....
24 September 2008
View news from South Africa SAMIC CEO Resigns
SOUTH AFRICA - The Chief Executive Officer and Director of the board of the South Africa Meat Industry Company (SAMIC), Manie Booysen, has resigned....
15 September 2008
View news from South Africa Country Bird Benefits from Lower Grain Cost
SOUTH AFRICA - Margin growth is likely to come from lower maize prices, says the poultry and meat producer. ...
10 September 2008
View news from South Africa WMC REPORT - Livestock Industry Warned over Climate Change
SOUTH AFRICA - The livestock industry has to take a responsible attitude to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
View news from South Africa WMC REPORT - Call for Action on Food Prices
SOUTH AFRICA - The meat industry can help to assure stable food prices and change the direction of prices, South Africa's agriculture minister Lulu Xingwana told the World Meat Congress in Cape Town, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris....
View news from South Africa USMEF Officials Brief World Meat Congress
US - Meat industry leaders from across the world are gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, this week for the 2008 IMS World Meat Congress....
View news from South Africa WMC REPORT - Appeal for Trade Talks to Resume
SOUTH AFRICA - The EU is going to "strain every muscle to get a deal" in the World Trade Organisation negotiations, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris....
09 September 2008
View news from South Africa WMC REPORT - Disease Control Essential to Maintain Markets
SOUTH AFRICA - Countries who want to maintain their position in the world beef market will have to control disease outbreaks such as foot and mouth disease and BSE....
View news from South Africa WMC REPORT - Providing a Sustainable Industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The sustainability of the international meat industry and the need to meet the demands of a growing world population and growing consumption were the major themes to launch the 17th World Meat Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, writes,...
02 September 2008
View news from South Africa Politicians Head World Meat Congress Discussion
SOUTH AFRICA - The 17th IMS World Meat Congress in Cape Town, South Africa next week will be launched with a discussion by agriculture politicians from around the world on Meeting the Policy Challenges....
28 April 2008
View news from South Africa Imported Milk Shelf Life Warning
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) has launched an urgent investigation into the reason behind a sudden decrease in the prices of mostly imported long life UHT milk in the retail market....
09 April 2008
View news from South Africa Higher Electricity Costs will Hit Milk Producers Hard
SOUTH AFRICA - Total electricity costs for milk producers in South Africa could go up to more than R125 million (Rand) per year should Eskom's proposed electricity tariff increase of 60 per cent be approved....
02 April 2008
View news from South Africa Virtual Milk Market in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Dairy producers in South Africa will soon have a new market to trade in, and it's located on the internet. ...
04 March 2008
View news from South Africa World Meat Congress Set for Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA - The International Meat Secretariat is to hold its 17th World Meat Congress in Cape Town from 7-10 September 2008. ...
08 November 2007
View news from South Africa Irish Beef Back On South African Menu After Seven Years
SOUTH AFRICA - has agreed to open its market to Irish beef after a ban of almost seven years. It has agreed to lift the restrictions on an agreed certification basis....
07 May 2007
View news from South Africa Milking the consumer
SOUTH AFRICA - If the consumer pays between R5 and R6 for a litre of milk in the shops, how much should the farmer get? The milk industry is currently under investigation by the competition authorities, who are focusing on the price build-up between farmer...
04 May 2007
View news from South Africa Beef, Veal Back On Menu In SA homes
SOUTH AFRICA - South African beef and veal production rose to its highest in 25 years in 2006, as the increasing wealth of black consumers and falling prices boosted production. ...
20 April 2007
View news from South Africa SA Discusses Meat, Dairy Plans With Niger
SOUTH AFRICAN - companies would soon be able to have a stake in Niger’s meat and dairy industries, said Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma yesterday. ...
22 March 2007
View news from South Africa Costly maize milks SA's dairy industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African dairy industry is in a crisis as the rocketing price of maize has meant some farmers are spending more on feeding their cows than they get for the milk they produce...
13 February 2007
View news from South Africa Nguni cattle project is stampeding to success
SOUTH AFRICA - An Eastern Cape empowerment project initiated and developed by the University of Fort Hare that has already changed the lives of thousands of emerging farmers in the province, is now being successfully exported across the country. ...
15 December 2006
View news from South Africa South African Meat Prices Set to Increase Further
SOUTH AFRICA - Consumers can brace themselves for a higher increase on prices of meat this month (December) and next month (January), the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) said...
08 December 2006
View news from South Africa Nestlé in partnership to help black dairy farmers
SOUTH AFRICA - In a bid to develop quality and quantity of milk production by black dairy farmers, Nestlé has joined forces with the Independent Development Trust (IDT), the company said on Thursday. ...
13 November 2006
View news from South Africa Mystery of gifts of Nguni cattle by province deepens
SOUTH AFRICA - The controversy surrounding KwaZulu-Natal politicians, their spouses and traditional leaders receiving state-owned herds of cattle deepened at the weekend when Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi denied he had received...

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