African Swine Fewer (ASF) in Delmas

ASF in Delmas (SAPPO, 24 April 2019)

African Swine Fewer (ASF) was diagnosed in mid-April on a small farm in the Delmas area in Mpumalanga. The farm had about 180 pigs, mainly fattening pigs, and a few sows bought from an auctioneer in the area. They were fed a mixture of bran and vegetable by-products from a local vegetable factory. Mpumalanga Veterinary Services immediately placed the farm under quarantine and instituted appropriate disease control methods in the area. Investigations and surveillance to

How competitive is the South African soybean industry?

From 1 March 2019 producers will be charged a statutory levy of R65 for every tonne of soybeans sold. This statutory levy was introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries after a request from role players in the industry, represented by the Sunflower and Soybean Forum. Read more…

Focus on the future as 6th Global Feed & Food Congress brings global leaders to Bangkok in March 2019

An exceptional line-up of speakers from around the world will join the upcoming 6th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC), which will take place in Bangkok from Monday 11 March to Wednesday 13 March 2019. Held at the exclusive Shangri-La Hotel, the GFFC theme ‘the Future of Feed & Food – are we ready?’ examines the global challenge to provide safe, affordable, nutritious and sustainable animal protein sources through innovative solutions to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Read more…

Global feed output up 3% in 2018

Global feed output up 3% in 2018

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, U.S. — The 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey, released Jan. 29, estimates that international feed production has increased by a strong 3% to a record 1.103 billion tonnes in 2018, exceeding 1 billion tonnes for the third consecutive year. The eighth edition of the annual survey includes data from 144 countries and nearly 30,000 feed mills. The feed industry has seen 14.6% growth over the past five years, equating to an average of 2.76% per annum. As the population grows, so does the middle class, which is well reflected in an increase in overall protein consumption. Read more…