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Pig Industry News: South Africa

01 April 2010
Pig Industry News from South Africa Zimbabwe Bans Imports on Disease Fears
SOUTH AFRICA - Zimbabwe has banned the import of animal products from South Africa....
03 August 2009
Pig Industry News from South Africa SA Trade Embargo Frustrates Brazilian Producers
SOUTH AFRICA - Brazilian pork producers have expressed their frustrations at South Africa's continued trade embargo on their meat exports. ...
24 September 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa SAMIC CEO Resigns
SOUTH AFRICA - The Chief Executive Officer and Director of the board of the South Africa Meat Industry Company (SAMIC), Manie Booysen, has resigned....
10 September 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa WMC REPORT - Appeal for Trade Talks to Resume
SOUTH AFRICA - The EU is going to "strain every muscle to get a deal" in the World Trade Organisation negotiations, writes ThePigSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris, from the World Meat Congress....
Pig Industry News from South Africa WMC REPORT - Livestock Industry Warned over Climate Change
SOUTH AFRICA - The livestock industry has to take a responsible attitude to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, writes ThePigSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris....
Pig Industry News from South Africa WMC REPORT - Call for Action on Food Prices
SOUTH AFRICA - The meat industry can help to assure stable food prices and change the direction of prices, South Africa's agriculture minister Lulu Xingwana told the World Meat Congress in Cape Town, writes...
Pig Industry News from South Africa USMEF Officials Brief World Meat Congress
US - Meat industry leaders from across the world are gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, this week for the 2008 IMS World Meat Congress....
09 September 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa WMC REPORT - Providing a Sustainable Industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The sustainability of the international meat industry and the need to meet the demands of a growing world population and growing consumption were the major themes to launch the 17th World...
Pig Industry News from South Africa WMC REPORT - China, Russia and Brazil Lead the Way for Pig Meat
SOUTH AFRICA - Meat prices will have to rise because of rising costs in production - this was the message from Richard Brown from market analysts GIRA to the International Meat Secretariat committees,...
02 September 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa Politicians Head World Meat Congress Discussion
SOUTH AFRICA - The 17th IMS World Meat Congress in Cape Town, South Africa next week will be launched with a discussion by agriculture politicians from around the world on Meeting the Policy Challenges....
14 July 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa Pig Improvement Company Goes Large in Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - PIC South Africa went the extra thousand miles in order to serve a growing enterprise in Angola. ...
21 June 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa Over 3 Million EU Pigs Get the CIRCOVAC Treatment
SOUTH AFRICA - MERIAL's CIRCOVAC® obtained its European Registration from the E.M.E.A. exactly one year ago on the 21st of June 2007 which meant that MERIAL could launch CIRCOVAC® in all EU Member States....
05 June 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa Intervet / Schering-Plough Animal Health at IPVS 2008
SOUTH AFRICA - Durban, South Africa is the venue for the biggest bi-annual scientific congresses for swine practioners and scientists: the International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, held on June 23-26...
18 March 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa R1.5 Million Bio-fuels Plant for SA
PRETORIA - South Africa's agro-processing got a boost this week with news of a R1.5 billion investment in a bio-fuels processing facility. ...
04 March 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa World Meat Congress Set for Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA - The International Meat Secretariat is to hold its 17th World Meat Congress in Cape Town from 7-10 September 2008. ...
07 January 2008
Pig Industry News from South Africa Food Riots of the 21st Century
SOUTH AFRICA - The risks of food riots and malnutrition will surge in the next two years as the global supply of grain comes under more pressure than at any time in 50 years, according to one of the world’s...
Pig Industry News from South Africa Food and Fuel Prices Will Be 2008’s Driving Forces
SOUTH AFRICA - Consumers shouldn’t expect any financial relief soonThe New Year will be tough for the South African economy and economists say there is no end in sight to high food and fuel prices. ...
30 November 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa Obituary: Gerard Braak, Pig Industry Pioneer
PRETORIA - One of the pioneers of industrial and organised pig production in South Africa, Gerard Braak (Senior), has died. He passed away yesterday in Pretoria following a long illness. ...
20 September 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa Blue ear disease ravaging Western Cape pig farms
SOUTH AFRICA - Contaminated left overs in supermarkets and restaurants are suspected to have contributed to the outbreak of the blue ear disease ravaging pig farms in the Western Cape. Thousands of pigs...
12 September 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa Blue Ear disease forces culling of pigs
SOUTH AFRICA - An outbreak of Blue Ear disease among pigs in parts of the Western Cape has led to more than 5,000 of the animals to be culled....
31 August 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa Pigs to be culled to combat outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - Five thousand pigs from small farms in Caledon, Worcester and Malmesbury will have to be culled during the next few weeks to combat the outbreak of a deadly porcine disease....
16 July 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa Court ruling threatens to open the floodgates
SOUTH AFRICA - The way could be clear for cheap goods to flow into the country as SA clashes with trade partners. This follows a landmark court ruling against the state agency that administers trade tariffs,...
21 May 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa Pig genetics deal foundation of new agribusiness
SOUTH AFRICA - Khehla Mthembu has bought into a thriving R500-million-a-year agribusiness. As Chairman of Kanhym Estates, he has joined forces with Afrikaners to clinch a major agricultural deal. It's...
03 May 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa Importing of pigs permitted again
SOUTH AFRICA - Roadblocks prohibiting the import of pigs and raw pork products from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape to prevent the spread of Swine Fever have finally been disbanded....
14 February 2007
Pig Industry News from South Africa South Africa: Food prices to rise
SOUTH AFRICA - Meat is meat but people won’t eat as their pockets begin to shrink. ...
22 November 2006
Pig Industry News from South Africa Tourists warned of swine fever in Northern Cape
SOUTH AFRICA - Holidaymakers have been asked to comply with regulations banning the movement of pork and pork products to control classical swine fever, said the Northern Cape agriculture department on...
24 October 2006
Pig Industry News from South Africa Biodiesel could fuel rural economic revival
SOUTH AFRICA - Research will be conducted into the use of biodiesel waste in animal feed. ...
20 October 2006
Pig Industry News from South Africa Swaziland's ban on pig imports lifted
SOUTH AFRICA - The ban on the importation of pigs and related products from South Africa has been partially lifted with effect from today. ...
17 October 2006
Pig Industry News from South Africa S. Africa extends pig culling drive to eradicate swine fever
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa said on Friday that it has extended the campaign to eradicate an outbreak of classical swine fever in the Eastern Cape province by another six months. ...
13 October 2006
Pig Industry News from South Africa Campaign to combat swine fever in Eastern Cape continues
SOUTH AFRICA - The Department of Agriculture has extended the campaign to eradicate an outbreak of classical swine fever in the Eastern Cape by another six months....

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