How to utilise livestock to propel sustainable development

23 October 2018 – According to the the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) World Livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals report, the debate around livestock production has so far been largely focused on how the sector can produce more to satisfy surging demand for animal products and feed a growing global population while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. Read more…


Experts give advice about beef cattle farming at Agri-Expo Livestock

9 October 2018 – Livestock farmers and others interested in beef cattle farming can get free advice from experts at the annual Beef Cattle Information Day on Friday, 12 October 2018 at Agri-Expo Livestock in Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. Read more…


Agricultural Safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively

4 October 2018 – The latest gazetted Agricultural Safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts has raised concerns for the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AIME). Europe, one of South Africa’s largest trading partner, sees the Safeguard as a blow to the preferential nature of their trade relations with South Africa, the costly effect of which will extend to the already cash-strapped South African consumer. Read more…


SA feed industry experiences 0.7% sales drop for 2017/18

31 July 2018 – The dramatic feed sales loss experienced in 2016/17 was the direct consequence of the challenges the livestock and poultry industries had to face and overcome. Read more…


Wool outlook for 2018

25 April 2018 – Increased affluence in traditional markets such as China and a growing demand for natural fibres in athleisure wear coupled with an abundant supply have created a “perfect storm” for wool. Read more…


Precision farming the solution to optimising the red meat industry

16 January 2018 – The red meat industry is complex due to various factors that have a significant influence on its productivity, profitability, and sustainability. Nature’s influence on production and the variation in in-and-output prices is a big challenge. Read more…


The strange figures behind a secret trade

5 January 2018 – What do Thai lap dancers, Vietnamese criminals, wealthy Chinese, poor Mozambicans, ex-cops from South Africa and North Korean diplomats have to do with the demise of the African rhinoceros? Read more…