Bühler to build insect processing plant for feed

UZWIL, SWITZERLAND – Bühler Insect Technology plans to build its first industrial plant to process black solider flies for animal nutrition together with its partner Protix in the Netherlands. Bühler will deliver the technology, equipment, and process know-how for the rearing and processing of the insects and the feedstock preparation.

The 2017 show attracted 31,649 feed, poultry, and meat industry leaders from around the world.

IPPE recognized as fastest growing trade show

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) keeps growing each year, and now it’s being recognized for that accomplishment. IPPE has been named one of the Top 25 fastest growing trade shows in net square footage by Trade Show News Network (TSNN). The shows in the Top 25 were recognized for growth from 2014 to 2016.

South African maize exports should access new markets

South African maize exports should access new markets

With South Africa’s maize crop set to reach 13.9 million tons this season, the focus will soon shift to the export markets. Writing in the London School of Economics Blog, Agbiz economist Wandile Sihlobo, identified a number of potential markets for South African maize industry.

Outcomes of Operation Phakisa on agriculture, rural development and land reform officially released

On 25 February 2017, the President of the Republic officially launched the outcome of the Operation Phakisa that took place in September and October 2016 focusing on agriculture, rural development and land reform. “Phakisa” comes from the Sesotho word meaning to ‘hurry up’ and is based on the Malaysian model of “Big, Fast, Results” which tasks public and private sector stakeholders to jointly identify bottlenecks constraining service delivery.

SA Maize Trade Status – 27 February 2017

The South African Maize Imports Programme is still running to fulfil SA’s current maize commitments. The 2016/17 yellow maize imports at 27 Feb 2017 totals 1.31 million tonnes – 76% of the seasonal import forecast, while white maize imports totals 668 504 tonnes – 89% of the seasonal import forecast. In total, South Africa’s 2016/17 total maize imports stand at 1.98 million tonnes, which is 80% of the seasonal import forecast.