Cargill and Heifer launch global initiative to improve nutrition through poultry

USA – The global agribusiness giant, Cargill has joined forces with US based non-profit, Heifer International to launch a global initiative improve nutrition and bolster livelihoods among smallholder farmers. Dubbed Hatching Hope Global Initiative, the program will engage women poultry farmers to tackle hunger and poverty ‘through the power of poultry’. It aims to improve…

DuPont launches poultry feed supplement Syncra® AVI in Asia Pacific

ASIA – DuPont Animal Nutrition has launched DuPont™ Syncra® AVI, a feed supplement designed to maximize nutrient digestibility in poultry production in Asia Pacific region. Syncra® AVI is a combination of two proven technologies, enzymes and probiotics, known to optimize gut health and maximize performance in poultry production. It was formulated with a unique blend…

Japan, FOA hand over surveillance project to Zimbabwean small scale farmers

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwean small scale farmers are set to benefit from a US$500 000 disease and pest surveillance project from Japan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project which was handed over to the government is expected to strengthen the capacity of small-scale farmers to fight Avian flu and the fall…

South Africa’s poultry products firm Quantum Foods reports 13.6% decline in earnings

SOUTH AFRICA – Quantam Foods, a feed and poultry products firm in south Africa, recorded 13.6% decline in its egg business during the first four months to January 2019, reports Business Day. Compared to earnings in the corresponding period of the previous year, Quantam had posted a significant decline in earnings which it attributed to…

Kenya to lift ban on Ugandan poultry imports as condition normalises

KENYA - Kenya is set to lift ban placed on Ugandan poultry products following a report submitted by Uganda to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on eradication of avian flu disease, reports Business Daily. Kenya imposed the Ban in January 2017 following the outbreak of the disease. Livestock Principal Secretary in Kenya, Harry…

SAPA calls for increase in tariffs to protect South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA -  South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) has proposed a hike in import tariffs of frozen chicken portions to 82% saying that cheap imports from Brazil are hurting the competitiveness of the local industry. According to the association, the hefty increase in tariffs, for bone-in and boneless portions, will shield the local industry from…

Cargill acquires Colombian poultry products producer Campollo

USA – The global agribusiness company, Cargill has acquired Colombia’s leading chicken and protein products producer Campollo for an undisclosed amount to expand its global poultry business. Campollo which has a strong footprint in Colombia through its products and 20-year presence, will expand Cargill’s business in Latin America that is in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala,…

Cargill to invest US$70m in Thailand’s seafood and poultry in 2 years

ASIA – The American grain and agricultural trading corporation, Cargill has announced that it is committed to invest more than US$70 million in poultry and seafood in Thailand over the next two years. The investment aims to meet global demand and increasing consumption of the products while addressing the company’s innovation strategy. Cargill is looking…

Maple Leaf Foods to build US$497m value-added poultry facility in Canada

CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods, a major Canadian consumer packaged meats company has announced plans to construct a US$497.7 million (CAD 660 million) value-added fresh poultry processing facility in London, Ontario, Canada. The new 640,000 square feet site will help the company meet growing demand and strengthen competitiveness of Canadian poultry sector. According to the…

Venture capital firm Vakayi invests in Zimbabwe’s hatchery ZimAvian

ZIMBABWE -  Vakayi Capital, a venture capital company investing in outstanding entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe has said that it has concluded its second investment project in Zimbabwe, with the latest round in ZimAvian (Pvt) Ltd, a Ruwa based poultry hatchery. The Herald reports that ZimAvian, which produces broiler and layer day-old chicks needs an extra US$250…