keyboard_arrow_upThe status of egg production in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downThe status of egg production in South Africa

In the second half of 2017, the egg industry experienced its worst disease outbreak, with highly pathogenic avian influenza type H5N8 arriving in SA with migratory wild birds.  4.7 million hens or approximately 20 per cent of the national flock were culled under instruction of the state vet, with little compensation given to farmers affected. […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAFCEI asks Famous Brands to uncage its eggs
keyboard_arrow_downSAFCEI asks Famous Brands to uncage its eggs

In an effort to eradicate inhumane battery cage farms for hens, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – a multi-faith environmental NGO – has launched a public campaign urging restaurant giant, Famous Brands to commit to go “cage-free” for all its hens and their eggs by 2025. The campaign was kicked-off with a […]

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.