IFIF Press Release – IFIF elects new Chairman and Board 2020-2021

Rome, 04 October 2019 – The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) is pleased to announce that Delegates at IFIF’s 32nd General Assembly unanimously re-elected Daniel Bercovici as IFIF Chairman for the 2020-2021 term of office, recognizing Mr. Bercovici’s successful leadership since 2018 under which IFIF experienced strong growth in strategic projects and deeper relationships with international stakeholders while attracting a range of new members from across the globe. Read more…

Scott Sindelar, chief executive officer of Edgewise Trade Advisers and a former USDA FAS official spoke at Day two of the meeting. Photo courtesy of USGC.

USGC focuses on trade potential in emerging markets

CINCINNATI, OHIO, U.S. — On day two of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) summer meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., participants focused on agricultural trade in emerging markets. The three markets focused on were India, Africa and opportunities for ethanol sales. Read more…

South Africa’s agricultural and processing company AFGRI’s headquarters in South Africa. The company is one of the leading feed manufacturers in South Africa. Photo courtesy of AFGRI.

Meat consumption rising in South Africa

South Africa’s livestock industry, recovering from the impact of a recent devastating drought and disease outbreak, is likely to create demand for feed additives thanks to an increasing population, a surge in demand for quality meat products and a spike in consumer spending, especially among the middle class. Read more…

African Swine Fewer (ASF) in Delmas

African Swine Fever Awareness

Following the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) reported in the North West, Gauteng, Free State and Mpumalanga Provinces, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) will be embarking on roadshows and awareness campaigns to meet with farmers/pork producers, affected communities and the public at large. Read more…

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