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13 September 2011
View news from South Africa Dairy Farmers In SA Could Soon Be Extinct
SOUTH AFRICA - Dairy farmers in South Africa (SA) could soon be extinct, with almost two-thirds having already deserted the industry over the last decade as a result of their margins shrinking....
12 May 2011
View news from South Africa FMD Breaks Out in South African Buffaloes
SOUTH AFRICA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle....
12 April 2011
View news from South Africa Foot and Mouth Disease Controls Relaxed in KZN
SOUTH AFRICA - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Peterson has relaxed the movement certain meat products out of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) infected zone in KwaZulu-Natal. ...
24 March 2011
View news from South Africa More Foot and Mouth Disease in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported four more outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD). ...
28 February 2011
View news from South Africa Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported twelve outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle in the KwaZulu-Natal region....
11 October 2010
View news from South Africa Suspected FMD In South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - Suspected foot and mouth disease (FMD) laboratory results have been received from a few cattle that were sampled in the FMD free zone in the Greater Tubatse Local Municipality, reports the South African Department of Agriculture. ...
18 August 2010
View news from South Africa FMD Breaks Out in South African Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA - An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has occured in South Africa's cattle herd, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
19 May 2010
View news from South Africa World Veterinary Congress 2011
SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town to host world congress in October 2011....
01 April 2010
View news from South Africa Zimbabwe Bans Imports On Disease Fears
SOUTH AFRICA - Zimbabwe has banned the import of animal products from South Africa....
15 October 2009
View news from South Africa Villagers’ Cattle Die as Land is Robbed
SOUTH AFRICA - Villagers claim to have their cattle grazing land and dams robbed from them by a member of the Zanu (PF) party....
11 September 2009
View news from South Africa South Africa Reports FMD Outbreak in Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA - The veterinary authorities have informed the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle. ...
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....

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