The Wizards of Oz

Has Australia been dumping chicken drumsticks in South Africa? The latest import statistics paint a worrying picture.

Plans to double annual egg consumption

A global campaign to double egg consumption and encourage people to eat one egg a day, would boost agri investment, job creation and public nutrition.

Bird flu in the US

The United States poultry industry and veterinarians are on high alert for outbreaks of avian influenza, or bird flu, now reported in three states – Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia.

SA government sticks to its localisation plan

The South African government has come in for a lot of criticism regarding its ambitious localisation policy, but clearly it is not deterred.

Better prospects for SA chicken exports

Things are at last looking up for exports of cooked chicken from South Africa to the European Union.

Chicken imports declined even as dumping continued

While stats show that there has been a steady decline in chicken imports to South Africa, dumping continued over the same period.

Thousands of South African jobs exported

Huge amounts of money are exported every month to pay for chicken imports, which could have sustained industries and jobs in South Africa.

Real chicken prices have actually come down

Despite higher food prices, stats show that local poultry farmers earn less per chicken today than they did five years ago.

More industries in SA suffer from dumped imports

The dairy and the tyre industries in South Africa have fallen victim to unfair and possibly dumped imports.

EU push for bird flu vaccines

European nations are beginning to push for vaccinations against avian influenza (AI).

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