A single Beefmaster bull sold for R1.1 million, following other record-breaking cattle sales

20 July 2021. A single Beefmaster bull has sold for R1.1 million at auction, nearly doubling the breed’s previous record – continuing a trend in which various breeds of cattle have seen record-breaking prices in different parts of South Africa in recent months. Read more…


Botswana suspends some SA animal, meat imports

3 June 2021. Read more…


SA pork stinks, government says. But SA pork producers disagree. Here’s why

6 May 2021. Known as boar taint, the phenomenon refers to pork meat from male pigs who have reached puberty before slaughtering. It is caused by the production of specific chemical substances produced by male pigs who have sexually matured. Read more…


New report: Insights into Africa’s chicken meat market

7 April 2020. Read more…


Livestock owners urged to remain vigilant for FMD clinical signs

18 December 2019. Although no further cases of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported in the past week, livestock owners and the general public have been advised to remain vigilant for clinical signs of FMD in their animals. Read more…


Russian Farmers Are Strapping VR Headsets to Dairy Cows

28 November 2019. In a bid to get more and better milk out of their cows, Russian farmers have taken to strapping specially-modified virtual reality headsets on their cows’ heads and giving them relaxing, pleasant virtual experiences. Read more…


South Africa struggles to manage wildlife ranching: Why it’s a problem

19 November 2019.

Over the past few decades, South Africa has seen a dramatic conversion from livestock or crop farming to wildlife ranching – known locally as game farming. But regulation hasn’t kept up with this growth. Read more…

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Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creation

12 November 2019. The masterplan process included AMIE, the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), several government departments, organised labour and other parties with an interest in the local chicken industry. Read more…


Farmers harness solar power to produce livestock feed from the bush

5 November 2019. In a country where 30 million hectares of farmland are affected by bush encroachment, bush-based animal feed production has become a viable option for Namibian farmers. Read more…


Wool market increases after slight decline

15 October 2019. The sixth sale of the 2019/20 wool season took place with 13,776 bales on offer of which 92,9% was sold. The wool market closed 1,3% (222 points) higher than the previous figure at a value of R169,82/kg for clean wool, with the Cape Wools All Wool Indicator closing 1,7% higher. Read more…