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Chicken rebates offer welcome relief, but severe supply chain challenges remain

OPINION PIECE  By Roy Thomas, Logistics and Operations Director of Hume International Local shoppers have reason to celebrate, as the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) confirmed on Thursday last week that it is...

Western Cape firm nets R300 million annual deal to supply poultry delicacies to China

The landmark deal, forged through a collaboration of key players such as Wesgro and Standard Bank, has the potential to create 3000 new jobs across the entire value chain. AskCarlaKote, a...

Setting the record straight: Reported import prices distort SA poultry market reality

OPINION PIECE  By Fred Hume, Managing Director of Hume International After a 12-month reprieve, punitive trade tariffs on imported chicken will be implemented  on Monday, 31 July 2023. These long-feared, anti-competitive duties were initially...

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 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...

Quantum: hot in the henhouse

TENSIONS have ratcheted up markedly following last month’s story on dramatic ownership changes at Quantum Foods – the Wellington-based poultry, egg and animal foods producer. It did not take long for Bloemfontein-based...

Quantum: the nest best thing

WELLINGTON-based Quantum Foods – which has quietly built niches in poultry, animal feeds and eggs - has suddenly become very hot property. The last time CBN wrote on Quantum, (the June edition),...

Poultry Sector Master Plan signed

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has welcomed the signing of the Poultry Sector Master Plan. The document was signed on Wednesday during the second South African Investment Conference. In...

Feathers set to fly over poultry import tariffs, job losses

The increase ‘will rob many consumers of a favoured protein, will shut businesses and lead to the loss of up to 12,000 jobs’. The SA Poultry Association has been accused of gate-keeping...

Western Cape has lost R800 million thanks to avian flu

Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde said yesterday that his province had suffered the most with reported cases of avian influenza in the country. So far this year, the...

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