SA citrus industry suspends exports to the EU, with exceptions

The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa makes the call amid an ongoing dispute between SA and the EU about the fungal disease, citrus black spot

Afgri heads back to poultry business

Agricultural investment firm’s Philafrica Foods and integrated chicken producer Novos Horizontes agree to venture in Mozambique

Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

Drought, and now frost, will put pressure on wine grape producers’ 2018 harvest

Investors invited to help revive failed Eastern Cape tea estates

The two estates, Magwa and Majola, have been consolidated to facilitate the rescue

US poultry boss advises on fightback

Outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of the virus have been hammering SA’s poultry industry for the past few months

Internal control deficiencies result in qualified audit opinion for state’s Safcol

The auditor-general says Safcol’s procurement processes are not fair, transparent and competitive, and proper control systems to safeguard its assets are ...

Poultry prices rise as flu spreads to more chicken farms

Exports of raw meat, eggs and live birds from South Africa to some trade partners have been disrupted

Avian flu at Sovereign a game changer, says CBH

‘We’ve decided to take the R12 and walk away,’ says CBH CEO Marthinus Stander

Tribunal overturns approval for Country Bird’s takeover of Sovereign

The takeover battle is back in limbo, and Country Bird will have to notify the commission and get approval for the deal if it plans to resuscitate the bid

Dawn sells GDW stake to slash debt

Maker of industrial, sanitaryware and kitchen products offloads 49% interest in Grohe Dawn Watertech to Japan’s Lixil Corporation

US families back Lesotho trout farm

CEO Hendrik Jordaan says Lesotho investment will help grow Sanlei into a formidable African trout producer and exporter

Avian flu hammering adds to poultry sector's woes

‘Obsessive and stringent’ biosecurity measures, including massive culling across SA and Zimbabwe, fail to halt the virus, writes Mark Allix

Deadly bird flu hits second Astral farm

The poultry producer calls for swift action from the government in approving the use of vaccines for poultry-breeding stock

Tribunal says it needs more information on maize seed market for Dow merger

The Competition Tribunal says the Commission must consult further with interested parties on the proposed DowDuPont, Dow Chemical and EI DuPont merger

Possibilities of collusion concern commission in proposed milling deal

Approval of VKB Milling’s takeover of Progress milling is conditional on the merged entity not sharing sensitive information with other market ...

DG’s suspension comes at inopportune time, laments AgriSA

The farming body is concerned about the effect of Mike Mlengana’s suspension as the industry battles drought and bird flu

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