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12 February 2018
View news from South Africa DA to Take Public Protector Vrede Dairy Farm Report on Review
SOUTH AFRICA - The DA is taking Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on the Vrede dairy project in the Free State on review, the party's leader Mmusi Maimane announced on Monday....
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....
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....
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....
26 August 2015
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....
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)....
02 December 2013
View news from South Africa FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga Affects Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA- The South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Mpumalanga....
30 October 2013
View news from South Africa South African Farmers Wait for Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says everything is being done to expedite financial assistance to mitigate the drought conditions hitting farmers....
29 October 2013
View news from South Africa Five FMD Outbreaks in South Africa Affect Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported five outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various regions across Mpumalanga affecting cattle and impala populations....
09 August 2013
View news from South Africa OIE Reports More FMD in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo province, affecting more cattle herds....
22 July 2013
View news from South Africa OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo....
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...
 
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