Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for Arbor Acres annual roadshows continue to succeed Arbor Acres® recently completed a successful series of roadshows for individual customer companies in South Africa. The events are designed to address production topics, transfer technical information and keep companies updated on any developments which maybe applicable to the poultry industry. Grayling Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ingredients specialist Paradise Fruits continues its global expansion Paradise Fruits, the world leading group of companies in the field of fruit ingredients, freeze-drying and healthy snack solutions has recently appointed Carbocraft, a leading food ingredients and raw materials supplier, as their new agency for the South African market. newsroom - Mon, 26 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT localg.a.p. Livestock Launched in South Africa GLOBALG.A.P. is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with SA Livestock G.A.P. on 30 January 2014 to launch a livestock localg.a.p. Program in South Africa. newsroom - Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Cool Logistics Africa 2014 There are less than 2 weeks left until shippers, government agencies and logistics and transport providers meet in Cape Town to discuss how to foster Africa's perishables trade growth. nfuonline Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Cool Logistics Africa 2014 Cool Logistics Africa are pleased to announce that CMA CGM South Africa's newly appointed Managing Director, Estève Servajean, joins the South African Agricultural Business Chamber and Transnet National Ports Authority as the third keynote speaker at next month's Cool Logistics Africa conference. newsroom - Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Merlog Foods joins the debate on trade protectionism at African perishable logistics forum African food distributor joins other perishable importers and exporters set to voice concerns about trade barriers at Cool Logistics Africa 2014 forum in March newsroom - Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT “Sustainable Food for Life” Career & Bursary Fair show-cases career opportunities in agriculture Showcase the industry to young people to promote the exciting career opportunities in the agricultural and food supply chain”, was the response of industry role-players to the absence of young people in the agricultural industry. As a result, several Career & Bursary Fairs have been held at Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Pretoria (UP) during the past two years. This is an initiative of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), an international industry organization for the fresh produce industry. newsroom - Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT AMT South Africa agricultural outlook conference, 30 September 2013 The thirteenth AMT South African Agricultural Outlook Conference will be held on 30 September 2013 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. newsroom - Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT 54,000 agriculture jobs created A total of 54,000 new jobs were created in the agriculture sector in the first three months of the year, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Wednesday. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry and eggs The IEC Cape Town 2013 conference is being held at The Westin, Cape Town's most vibrant five-star hotel boasting panoramic views of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Table Bay. It is situated in the capital's cultural centre, at the waterfront's entrance and close to bustling Long Street. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT More lies on the global warming myth and farming Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totalled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), an increase of 13% over 1990 emissions. By comparison, global carbon dioxide emissions from transport totalled 6.76 billion tons that year, and emissions from electricity and heat production reached 12.48 billion tons, according to Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs Online service. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry and egg conference Registration is now open for the IEC Cape Town 2013 conference, at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town from 22-26 September 2013. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Aid for small farmers A mango project in Burkina Faso exporting to Europe will receive the first grant from a new $25 million agriculture fund launched on Thursday that is designed to connect small farmers to international markets. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT International farm investment U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will join African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson to launch the Agriculture Fast Track Fund in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a first-of-its-kind fund that will encourage greater private investment in agriculture infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Closer farm ties with Germany South African Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson held a bilateral meeting with the German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ms Ilse Aigner. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Investment in dryland maize Government has invested around R10 million in dryland maize on 954ha in the arid Northern Cape. Sat, 04 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Great farming potential Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging' there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products' Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming and history RECLAIMING land seized during white minority rule was a dream come true for black families in the South African farming town of Malelane. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Bird flu and the ostrich industry The Western Cape’s ostrich industry has reason to be relieved as a recent incident of avian influenza on an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn would not affect the industry. farmersweekly Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Lack of confidence in farming future Confidence in agribusiness dropped 15% in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the last quarter of 2012 and in comparison to the same period last year. farmersweekly Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming is more than just having land “It’s a hundred years since the passing of the Native Land Act – it’s crunch time – and we’re a few points behind,” said Theo de Jager, vice president of AgriSA,at the first annual congress of the Wildlife Ranchers of South Africa (WRSA) at Castle de Wildt near Modimolle in Limpopo. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm Minister put on notice Members of parliament have finally run out of patience with Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and her poorly performing department. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT A look at high food prices When it comes to high food inflation we need to look at the retail sector’s dominance of the supply chain if we’re to set matters right. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Breaking into the pork industry Breeds to consider and how to examine a pig to see if it’s healthy. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Concerns over poultry imports Chicken imports are a favourite whipping dog of the poultry industry and are held responsible for dragging down local prices and threatening jobs. But Russell Hanger, managing director of wholesale frozen food distributor, Merlog Foods, and an executive director of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE), sees things differently. Robyn Joubert reports. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Merino ram sale The Fairworld Merino Stud held its 25th Production Auction on 27 February. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Mutton Merino sheep Van Aardt Greyling’s production sale was held on his farm Ricksuhill on 14 February under the auspices of BKB. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Chocolate farming Global confectionary giant Ferrero, manufacturer of Ferrero Roche and Nutella, is looking to expand its network of hazelnut growers in SA, delegates heard at the East Coast Intensive Horticulture growers’ day at Cedara recently. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm attacks Perpetrators of violence against the farming community had no place in society and should be permanently removed. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poaching problems Field rangers manning the Cengeni Gate of Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, shot dead a suspected rhino poacher. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Clean water The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) is pulling the plug on its project to clean up the Hartebeespoort Dam, situated west of Pretoria. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers and the public Consumers need a better understanding of agriculture and the work done by farmers and workers, it was said at the launch of this year’s Bien Donné Agri Cape Week. Denene Erasmus reports. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers need help KwaZulu-Natal farmers of all races and production scales have presented a comprehensive list of their needs and concerns to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs (DAEA). Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT New seeds are vital Dutch seed technology company Incotec recently opened a R13 million purpose-built plant in Pietermaritzburg, after having identified the KwaZulu-Natal capital as being ideally located to launch its expansion into sub-Saharan Africa. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT The grain market The grain industry has experienced a tough five months, with the national transport strike depressing tonnages milled. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Lamd reform If the land reform process was properly conducted, it would lead to job creation and enhanced food security, Mamphela Ramphele, leader of the political platform Agang SA, said last week. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Chicken flavour of the month With southern African countries importing substantial volumes of chicken meat, there is great potential for their own production to double or even treble over the next few years, according to Pieter Oosthuysen, regional manager for Cobb. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy cattle and clover Dairy farmers delivering milk to Clover can look forward to an increase in the producer price for milk from 1 March 2013. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT More land claims Re-opening the land restitution process is not the answer to deal with issues such as addressing the legacy of the dispossession of land from the Khoi and the San people, according to Dr Theo de Jager, Agri SA deputy president. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT The importance of farm safety The Free State needed a programme to highlight the importance of rural safety to society, Free State premier Ace Magashule said on Thursday. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Bird flu training More South African officials will be trained in the United States to deal with bird flu in poultry, an official said on Monday. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT The cost of the drought The impact of the drought in SA’s central grain-producing areas is gaining momentum and is already being reflected in a sharp increase in maize prices. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 29 cattle dead from lighning Lightning struck and killed 29 head of cattle on the farm Booyzynkraal between Groblersdal and eMalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga, according to a report on Wednesday. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Delivering Africa's cold chain potential 16-18 April 2013 Cape Town More new speakers announced: Register before 15 Feb and save £100 newsroom - Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm workers pay rise long overdue South African farm workers have received a 52 percent pay raise after a violent strike in the Western Cape region. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Bayer crop science Bayer CropScience is committed to helping raise agricultural productivity in Africa, says Christian Asboth, the company's Senior Vice President for Africa, Middle East and CIS. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm workers getting a raw deal So far, only Western Cape farmers have been forced to face up to the reality of paying far higher wages in the near future. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Cool Logistics Africa conference 16 to 18 April 2013 Cape Town Guy Lundy, Deputy Chairman, Wesgro, and Jan Prins, Managing Director, Jittu Horticulture are the latest industry experts confirmed to speak at the 2nd Cool Logistics Africa conference newsroom - Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm workers protest Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called on parties in the Western Cape agricultural sector to settle their industrial disputes through talking and negotiations. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Police open fire on farm, workers South African police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to repel hundreds of rock-throwing farm workers on Thursday, during a second day of strike violence in the normally calm and picturesque wine region. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT