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04 July 2022
View news from South Africa S. African meat processors concerned over plant-based product labelling
Improper labelling leads to consumer confusion, the group said...
29 June 2022
View news from South Africa South Africa maize harvest drops 10% over last year
Nearly half of maize produced is used for animal feed...
27 May 2022
View news from South Africa South Africa's maize harvest down 9.8% over last year
Maize is used mainly for animal feed...
27 April 2022
View news from South Africa South Africa's maize harvest to fall 9.8% this year
Farmers will harvest 7.170 million tonnes of maize for animal feed...
05 April 2022
View news from South Africa South African dairy farmers eye new carbon credit market
New AgriCarbon scheme piloted in South Africa...
29 March 2022
View news from South Africa Tiger Brands invests in plant-based food company Herbivore Earthfoods
South African market projected to grow by 6.5% by 2023...
28 March 2022
View news from South Africa South Africa's maize harvest to drop 10% this year
Expected harvest of maize for animal feed is 7.115 million tonnes...
04 November 2021
View news from South Africa Weather extremes push UN plan to fund more weather forecasting
As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday rolled out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries....
19 March 2021
View news from South Africa South Africa launches fund to boost Black farming
South Africa has set up a 5 billion rand ($340 million) fund to help Black farmers gain access to capital and boost their role in commercial agriculture, state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the government said on 18 March....
07 April 2020
View news from South Africa South Africa earmarks $64 million for small-scale farmers as lockdown continues
South Africa has agreed to set aside 1.2 billion rand ($64 million) to assist small-scale farmers and support food production as a nationwide lockdown stretches on....
17 February 2020
View news from South Africa South African Farm Minister lifts livestock auction ban
South Africa has lifted a two-month ban on livestock auctions for cattle, sheep and other species following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in 2019....
05 February 2020
View news from South Africa How Bovine Tuberculosis Diagnostics Contribute to Wildlife Conservation
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is home to over 96 species of mammals, including giraffes, rhinoceros, elephants, lions and African buffalo. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), a major infectious disease that affects the lungs and lymph...
30 May 2019
View news from South Africa Anthrax Outbreak Among Cattle in Lesotho
SOUTH AFRICA - The Veterinary Authority of Lesotho has reported three anthrax outbreaks to the World Health Organisation for Animal Health, after 24 cattle died of the bacteria-born disease....
11 April 2019
View news from South Africa Cattle Will Suffer as Support for SPCAs Dwindles, IFP Warns
SOUTH AFRICA - The vital work carried out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in rural areas has been highlighted by the Inkatha Freedom Party....
09 January 2019
View news from South Africa FMD Found in Cattle in Limpopo
SOUTH AFRICA - The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has quarantined an area in Vhembe in Limpopo, following positive laboratory results for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the district....
28 August 2018
View news from South Africa SA Farmers 'Furious' Over Trump Land Tweet
SOUTH AFRICA - Farmers in the country have demanded Donald Trump "leave us the hell alone" after the US president criticized the country's land reform plans, accusing him of trying to deflect attention from his own scandals....
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....
 
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