keyboard_arrow_upBird flu hits South Africa’s chicken flock
keyboard_arrow_downBird flu hits South Africa’s chicken flock

The outbreak of bird flu has already wiped out more than 15 per cent of South Africa’s layer hens with the prospect of hefty price increases due to the resultant shortage in table eggs.

keyboard_arrow_upUS chicken finds receptive market in SA
keyboard_arrow_downUS chicken finds receptive market in SA

Imports of American chicken, which resumed recently after nearly 17 years, are being well received by the market, local importers report.

keyboard_arrow_upDuty on EU chicken ‘too little, too late’ for local poultry industry
keyboard_arrow_downDuty on EU chicken ‘too little, too late’ for local poultry industry

The South African commercial poultry sector has expressed its overwhelming disappointment at ITAC's recently announced "shocking" 13.9 per cent increase in duty for poultry from the EU, which up to now, has been entering the country duty-free.

keyboard_arrow_upNew grader is fast and flexible
keyboard_arrow_downNew grader is fast and flexible

Ishida Europe has launched a smart, easy-to-use solution for a wide range of meat, fish and poultry batching and grading applications. The Flex-Grader uses Ishida’s proven high perfor­mance weighing technology to provide a high speed operation with excellent accuracy that’s able to grade product to a variety of different specifications. Depending on the application, top speeds of 200 packs per minute can be achieved.

keyboard_arrow_upIndustry objects to amendment of SA’s chicken brining regulations
keyboard_arrow_downIndustry objects to amendment of SA’s chicken brining regulations

Poultry producers are warning that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries’ recently released draft regulations on brining chicken meat could spell higher prices for consumers and job losses in the industry.