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From the “Bee in my Bonnet” column – Will the humble chicken, or lack...

RECENT news reports that 10-million chicks had to be euthanised due to loadshedding, has the usual suspects predicting that the latest effect of power losses spelling doom for our food security...

Another tough year as the chicken industry battles elevated production costs in 2023

Comment by Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB Agri-Business The poultry industry entered 2023 on a somber note as it carried through tight margins due to elevated production costs which were exacerbated...

No end in sight as prices continue to soar

Chicken prices have seen sharp increases over the past few years with no signs of slowing. In the past year alone, the price of frozen chicken portions has risen 9% on top of...

No paltry measures as poultry master plan aims to fix chicken industry challenges

The broiler business is beset with commercial challenges, including the rising cost of feed, disease control barriers to exports, as well as the influx of cheap imports from Brazil, the EU...

How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights on

Besides the birds themselves, poultry farms and poultry processing facilities have one thing in common: vast amounts of organic waste material. With energy costs rising and organic waste coming to the fore...

Stubborn chicken fat no match for clean-up solution

WHILE the main focus at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is creating comprehensive lubrication solutions to help customers protect and manage their assets, the company’s holistic approach means they provide lubrication...

KFC and Beyond Meat partner to sell plant-based chicken

Beyond Meat has teamed up with Kentucky Fried Chicken to test its plant-based chicken starting on Tuesday. One KFC restaurant in Atlanta will be the first to get Beyond Fried Chicken along...

Sovereign Foods weathers ‘perfect storm’

• Revenue up 25%, sales volumes increase by 18% • Net asset value of Sov Foods share: R9.72 The Sovereign Foods group has announced subdued results and a loss of 46.5 cents per...

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