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EGG IMPORTS CONTINUING DESPITE THE LOCAL MARKET’S RECOVERY

Egg industry role players are meeting with government to ensure that ongoing egg imports are limited, now that the national layer flock have recovered sufficiently to meet domestic demand.

AGRICULTURE NEWS – Chairperson of the SA Poultry Association’s (SAPA) Egg Board, Willie Bosoga, told Farmer’s Weekly that more than 400 000kg of eggs valued at nearly R8,6 million had been imported by South Africa from Brazil between June and September.

“We are not sure whether the imports will continue,” he said.

Head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz, Wandile Sihlobo, recently reported that the 153t of eggs imported by South Africa in the first two quarters of the year, had surpassed the volume of egg imported annually during the past 17 years.

Source Sabrina Dean, Farmer’s Weekly | Monday, 03 December 2018, 08:39

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