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21 June 2013
View news from South Africa Conferences Highlight Mastitis Vaccination as Key To Milk Quality
SOUTH AFRICA - The role vaccinations could play in controlling staphylococcus aureus based mastitis was the subject of a series of conferences targeted at veterinarians last month. ...
22 April 2013
View news from South Africa SAFMA Launched Following 4th Global Feed & Food Congress
SOUTH AFRICA - The Southern African Feed Manufacturers’ Association (SAFMA) was officially launched following an agreement at the 4th Global Feed & Food Congress in Sun City, South Africa, under the auspices of representatives from the International...
11 April 2013
View news from South Africa Critical Feed Issues Under Discussion at IFRM
SOUTH AFRICA - The 6th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) meeting organised by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together feed...
20 March 2013
View news from South Africa South Africa's Ag Minister to Open Congress
SOUTH AFRICA - The 4th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC), organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), with technical support by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will take place for first time on the...
06 February 2013
View news from South Africa Minister Announces New Minimum Wage for Farmworkers
SOUTH AFRICA - The new minimum wage for farmworkers for the next three years has been pegged at R105 per day, the Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant announced in Pretoria....
15 January 2013
View news from South Africa Minister Calls for Restraint in Farmworkers' Protest
SOUTH AFRICA - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called on parties in the Western Cape agricultural sector to settle their industrial disputes through talking and negotiations. ...
17 October 2012
View news from South Africa Boost for Women Farmers in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a target to establih 15,000 smallholder producers, with a particular focus on women....
20 June 2012
View news from South Africa More FMD Outbreaks Reported in Mpumalanga
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's veterinary authorities have reported four further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga's cattle populations....
25 April 2012
View news from South Africa South Africa Reports FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle at a diptank adjacent to the Kruger National Park....
27 January 2012
View news from South Africa South Africa Reports One FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - The competent South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga....
10 January 2012
View news from South Africa OIE: South Africa Reports FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Pretoria, South Africa....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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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