South Africa

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Danish Crown enters Africa via acquisition

Danish Crown enters Africa via acquisition

By Oscar Rousseau

Danish Crown has snapped up a majority stake in South Africa's Overberg Food Distributors, marking the pork giant's first entry into a continent boasting big "potential".

Fowl squabbles end as South Africa unites

Fowl squabbles end as South Africa unites

By Oscar Rousseau

Leaders of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to end division within its ranks to battle industry-wide problems of dumped chicken imports and disease outbreaks.

Ask our experts anything related to meat packaging after the webinar

Last chance to register for packaging webinar

By Rod Addy

Time is running out to register for a free online event scheduled for tomorrow, exploring the latest developments in packaging to crack down on spoilage in meat export consignments.

The merger between Country Bird Holdings and Sovereign Food Investments has been delayed

South African poultry deal hits hurdle

By Rod Addy

A South African poultry merger has stalled after one of the parties challenged unclear terms imposed by the country’s Competition Commission. 

Another case of avian influenza has been confirmed in South Africa

South Africa hit with fifth bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

A farm owned by one of South Africa’s biggest poultry processors, Astral Foods, has been hit with an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI). 

World Steak Challenge will return again in 2018

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

By Oscar Rousseau

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in the world.

Global pork prices were boosted by rising import demand in Asia

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

By Oscar Rousseau

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

South Africa has toughened biosecurity measures, but has been hit with trade bans

Bird flu sees South Africa toughen live chicken sales

By Oscar Rousseau

Tightened controls on live chicken sales have been rolled out as South Africa’s government combats the country’s first-ever outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8.