Companies partner on aquaculture facility in Angola

Companies partner on aquaculture facility in Angola

GUANZHOU, CHINA – Sino Agro Food, Inc. signed an agreement with Nortus, Lda. for construction of an aquafarm in Angola. Sino Agro will work with Nortus Aquacultura e Pesca, Lda, to develop a vertically integrated farming system in Angola modeled after the conceptual plan of Sino Agro’s Aquafarms 4 and 5. Read more…

Local is ‘lekker’ – showcasing our own experts

Local is ‘lekker’ – showcasing our own experts

The South African Feed Industry is currently ranked 22nd globally, but first on the African continent. We have a great industry, we have local knowledge and we have a large number of individuals who want to take the industry forward. This positive situation was emphasised at the AFMA Annual Symposium this year. A record number of close to 500 participants registered to attend this CPD accredited event. [View article] [View photo page]

Living in a world where risk is unavoidable

Living in a world where risk is unavoidable

We are continuously exposed to risks that threaten the growth of businesses in the agricultural industry. This article focuses on three very topical aspects of risk: ingredient shortages, potential legislative changes and raw material quality. [View article]

Feed quality and salmonella

Salmonella is responsible for some of the most widespread food poisoning outbreaks in the world. Since salmonella is heat sensitive, the heat treatment of feed in the pellet press’s preconditioner has become standard practice to improve feed hygiene. The dilemma with this strategy is that pelleting offers no protection against recontamination of feed. [View article]

Energy values of maize in feed formulation

Maize is the biggest cereal component of both poultry and swine feed. In addition to large variation in the proximate nutrient content of maize, the question whether there is a true difference in the nutritive value of white vs yellow maize in South Africa has been frequently asked by industry nutritionists. [View article]