Good catch rates and sales give Premium Fishing a boost

The fishing company reported a 40% increase in full-year net profit

Astral Foods leaps on bullish trading update

The poultry producer's share price is down more than 25% in the year to date and commentators can't see a recovery any time soon

Tongaat’s land disposal strategy is ‘backward-looking’

Former investor Chris Logan says Tongaat Hulett's priorities are wrong and instead of selling land the firm should retain the valuable portfolio.

Zeder’s smaller investments become more relevant as value of Pioneer Foods drops

Staple foods giant now makes up about 53% of conglomerate’s sum-of-the-parts value

Lower feed costs help Astral to stellar earnings surge

Poultry producers have benefited immensely from lower input costs, courtesy of a bumper summer grain harvest and a relatively a stronger rand

AgriSA decries talk of expropriation

Grouping tells parliament change in land policy is already negatively affecting production and investment in the sector

Denny owner Libstar posts dismal maiden results as mushrooms, well, mushroom

Low mushroom prices, strikes and forex losses caused profit to sag at the recently listed food producer, which also owns the Lancewood dairy brand

Sea Harvest opts to diversify

Limited opportunities in the sector prompts fishing group to acquire Ladismith Cheese Company for R527m

Africa well positioned to feed the world

The full agricultural value chain plays a significant role in the economy, but there is vastly more potentia

Transformation poster child goes to the wall

Court papers paint a picture of failed transformation

Viking behind temporary slowdown in Sea Harvest’s profit trawl

Sea Harvest estimates a marginal rise in headline earnings for the six months ended June

Tongaat shareholders reject pay policy

Shareholders accuse agribusiness of not aligning their interests with those of the group’s executives

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Sky-high straw prices hit European livestock and dairy farmers

Thousands of pounds in extra costs predicted even for small herds

Oceana sets sights on offshore acquisitions

Newly appointed CEO Imraan Soomra says the group is on the lookout for aquaculture operations

Expropriation will not undermine agricultural and food security, says minister

Senzeni Zokwana says the department will roll out support programmes and train beneficiaries 'so that we don’t undermine agricultural production'

Oceana Group confirms Imraan Soomra in CEO role

Company veteran Trevor Giles has been named interim finance chief, in a reshuffle necessitated by Francois Kuttel’s surprise resignation earlier this year

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