March 15, 2024

On Tuesday, 11 March 2024, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Head of Department, Dr  Mogale Sebopetsa, welcomed 120 unemployed agricultural graduates as interns to the Department’s Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP). During the two-year internship graduates will be placed with farmers and sector stakeholders who will act as mentors […]

November 6, 2023

In response to the poultry crisis brought on by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak, South Africa has taken significant steps to ensure a sufficient supply of poultry products for its consumers during the festive season. The South Africa Poultry Association (Sapa) has welcomed the decision by the government to allow the importation of […]

Whole roasted chicken with baked potatoes.
October 11, 2023

South African consumers are facing a potential scramble for eggs as the avian flu outbreak takes its toll on the poultry industry. While supermarket shelves may still have chicken for your holiday feasts, it’s essential to be aware that meat shortages could be looming in the coming weeks. Let’s explore into the details of this […]

October 5, 2023

Following the recent detection of the H7 high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) in the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State and Limpopo provinces, Western Cape poultry owners are encouraged to be proactive in the prevention of the spread of HPAI to the Western Cape. At the same time, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, warns […]

Photo credit: Farmer Eddie
September 21, 2023

In the heart of South Africa’s poultry industry, a dynamic landscape is witnessing a confluence of challenges with far-reaching implications. Astral Foods Limited, a prominent player in this vital sector, has shed light on these multifaceted issues through a recent update. These challenges encompass load shedding costs, pricing pressures, the bird flu outbreak, and a […]

September 4, 2023

For more than nine decades, Almi has been a successful, reliable partner for the international food industry. Almi is a leading international company, which specialises in the individual production of high quality spice preparations, seasoning blends, additives and functionalities for sausage, meat, ham, convenience foods, vegan and vegetarian products and fish processing industries.The expertise has […]