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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...
08 November 2006
View news from South Africa Province’s handout of Nguni cattle ‘all above board’
SOUTH AFRICA - KwaZulu-Natal agriculture department head Jabulani Mjwara yesterday defended the province’s handout of Nguni cattle to about 15000 beneficiaries in terms of the province’s “agrarian revolution”....
24 October 2006
View news from South Africa Southern Africa: Angola At 10th Meeting On Prevention of Cattle Diseases in Southern Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Heads of the Institute of Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development attend from October 25 to 27 in Livingstone (Zambia), the 10th Tripartite Meeting on Harmonizing of Preventive Programmes of Fight Against...
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