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Pig Industry News: South Africa

06 March 2018
Pig Industry News from South Africa Listeriosis outbreak traced to processed meat
Largest listeria outbreak ever, which has killed over 180 people, has been linked to consumption of the sausage, known as polony....
14 June 2017
Pig Industry 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,...
05 December 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
SOUTH AFRICA - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Tswaing, North West Province....
06 October 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa More ASF Reported in South African Pigs
SOUTH AFRICA - Five new outbreaks have been reported on South African pig farms....
28 September 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South African Pig Producers Allege US Meat Poses Health Risk
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Poultry Association and Pork Producers Organisation are taking the South African Government to court due to concessions made for meat imported from the United States under...
12 September 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa Indigenous Breeds are Key to Sustainable Pig Farming
SOUTH AFRICA - The drive towards greater production efficiencies has come at the expensive of many indigenous breeds across the world. Glenneis Kriel talked to Dr Arnold Kanengoni about whether there still...
01 September 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South African Pork Production Profitability Under Pressure
SOUTH AFRICA - Over the past decade, meat consumption in South Africa has expanded rapidly as a result of growing income levels, continued urbanisation, rising living standards and ever increasing dietary...
05 August 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Reports Another ASF Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - African Swine Fever (ASF) is continuing to spread on South African pig farms as another outbreak is reported....
30 June 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa Biosecurity Key to ASF Control in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - African Swine Fever in pigs has been likened to the Ebola-virus in humans. Dr Mary-Louise Penrith and Simon Streicher talked to Glenneis Kriel after the latest outbreak in South Africa....
29 June 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Reports More ASF Outbreaks on Pig Farms
SOUTH AFRICA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in South Africa....
20 June 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Halts Pig Imports Following ASF Outbreaks
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African government has banned the importation of pigs into the country following outbreaks of African Swine Fever....
13 June 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa African Swine Fever Reported on South African Pig Farms
SOUTH AFRICA - An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in South Africa....
10 March 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa: The Cost to Farmers of Cheap Meat Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - Poultry and pork producers in South Africa are struggling to keep their heads above water, not only because of the impact of dry climatic conditions on production, but also because they...
03 March 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Now Importing US Pork
US - South Africa is now accepting US pork exports. The National Pork Producers Council, which worked with the Obama administration to convince Pretoria to lift a de facto ban on US pork, welcomed the...
22 February 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa Drought Will Have Disastrous Consequences for Pig Farmers
SOUTH AFRICA - The devastating drought gripping South Africa is having a disastrous impact on pork producers and will lead to inevitable increases in the price of pork products. The South African Pork...
03 February 2016
Pig Industry 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...
11 January 2016
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Finally Agrees to Resume US Pork Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - Negotiations between South Africa and the US on key areas related to the importation of poultry, beef and pork from the US to South Africa were concluded at a meeting on 6 January 2016....
17 December 2015
Pig Industry 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...
18 September 2015
Pig Industry News from South Africa SA, US Discuss Pork Issues
SOUTH AFRICA - South African and United States veterinary experts have agreed to ensure that US poultry imports to South Africa resume by the end of the year. ...
27 August 2015
Pig Industry News from South Africa Frustration Grows as US Pork Still Banned from South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - US meat producers are growing impatient over continued delays on market access to South Africa for meat products....
18 March 2015
Pig Industry 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....
14 January 2015
Pig Industry 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...
12 December 2014
Pig Industry 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...
03 October 2014
Pig Industry News from South Africa South African Retail Chain Commits to Sow Stall-free Supply Chain
SOUTH AFRICA - The country's second largest supermarket chain - Pick n Pay - has committed to source all of its pork from farmers who do not use sow stalls by December 2016, according to Compassion in...
18 July 2014
Pig Industry News from South Africa Alleged Pig Neglect on State Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - Pigs at a state-owned farm near Hartbeesfontein have been mistreated, the DA claimed....
30 January 2014
Pig Industry News from South Africa Deputy Minister Responds to Pig Allegations
SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant was under the impression that fresh water was always provided to the pigs on his farm in Warrenton, in the Northern Cape, his spokesman...
29 January 2014
Pig Industry News from South Africa Deputy Minister Ordered to Clean up Pig Sty
SOUTH AFRICA - The SPCA in Kimberley has warned the deputy minister of mineral resources, Godfrey Oliphant, to clean up his pig farm at Warrenton, in the Northern Cape, or face losing the animals. ...
03 December 2013
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa Hosts 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...
29 October 2013
Pig Industry News from South Africa South African Farmers Anticipating Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says that efforts are being put in to expedite the financial assistance farmers require to mitigate against the drought conditions that are currently being...
31 July 2013
Pig Industry News from South Africa Progress in Farming Sector Assessed by Committee
SOUTH AFRICA - The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will continue with a week-long oversight visit to various farming areas in the Free State to assess progress made by government....
 
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