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US meat firms hope for South African trade boost

US poultry and pork exporters are hoping trade with South Africa could increase thanks to the now-approved extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....

Meat body welcomes US-South Africa talks

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has welcomed the news that trade officials from the US and South Africa are in talks to try to resolve the embargo on US...

USA extends meat import privileges for African exporters

With a compromise over the US-South Africa poultry trade having paved the way, the US House of Representatives’ overwhelming approval of a Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes...

Namibia stands firm over poultry import restrictions

The Namibian government is continuing to fight a legal challenge against its decision to restrict South African chicken imports.

Impact of avian flu set to continue throughout 2015

The global trade and price of poultry is likely remain under pressure for the remainder of this year, due to the fallout from avian influenza outbreaks across the world.

South Africa ready to make concessions on US poultry imports

South Africa’s poultry industry is ready to allow a "concession volume" of US poultry imports into the country, but the move is purely to ensure the country is not excluded...

Convenience meal packaging firm reveals international growth strategy

Denmark-based packaging firm Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans.

US accuses South African Poultry Association of press offence

The executive director of the South African Poultry Association Kevin Lovell has implied that access to the chicken market for US poultry producers would destroy the local industry, resulting in...

Global antimicrobial use forecast to rise more than 60%

Antimicrobial consumption in food animals is predicted to increase by as much as 67% by 2030 to more than 105,000 tons, according to a new research paper .

South Africa opens doors to Brazilian meat

The Brazilian government has received confirmation from the South African health authorities that it is to reopen the market for exports of boneless beef.

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South African producers to benefit from producing higher-welfare meat

Small South African farming operations engaged in crate-free pork production are to receive support from major retailer Pick ’n Pay and the Humane Society International (HSI).

South Africa hopes to regain export access for game and beef

South Africa is working to resume exports of game to the EU and beef exports to the Middle East, following a four-year ban.

Russia to import meat from Africa

Rosselkhoznadzor may allow meat to be exported to Russia from South Africa and Namibia, according to head of the veterinary watchdog Sergey Dankvert.

Bullish outlook for global poultry industry

Pricing across the global poultry market is expected to remain bullish, despite the recent Russian ban, according to a new report by Rabobank.

New alliance formed for tropical livestock farming

Scotland and Africa have come together to work on the challenges faced by farmers of livestock in tropical developing countries.

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Feed price fall promises boost for South African poultry firm

South African poultry company Astral Foods expects a boost, due to lower maize and soya prices, according to Investec research.

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Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the same light as China, other parts of Asia and Latin America, but this...

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Ostrich meat proves successful in Europe for South African firm

South African farming business Klein Karoo has seen strong sales of its new ostrich meat products across Europe.

Russia imposes restrictions on live pig imports

Russia has banned imports of live pigs from six countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and South Africa, due to fears about the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus...

Astral posts significant profit increase in H1

South African poultry producer Astral Foods delivered a 260% increase in operating profit by R213m, in its interim results for the six months to 31 March 2014.

World poultry industry faces turbulence

The global poultry market is experiencing turbulence due to a number of issues ranging from escalating feed prices and avian influenza (AI) outbreaks, according to experts from Rabobank.

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Looking back to look forwards

Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and...

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that...

How soya protein can help meet growing demand for meat

Consumers in developing economies such as Africa are increasing their demand for meat, posing a challenge to global food supplies. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) technical director Stephen Mott told...