Angola’s budding poultry sector to register slight growth in chicken meat production in 2022

ANGOLA – Angola’s poultry sector which is still at the infancy growth stage, is set to register a marginal increase in chicken meat production to 32,000 metric tons (MT) in 2022 from 31,000 MT expected in 2021. According to data released by the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in 2020, poultry meat production in the country was 29,860 MT, a 5.9 percent increase from the previous year. Meanwhile, the National Association of Poultry Producers of Angola (ANAVI) estimates egg production to be between 65 million to 70 million eggs…

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Turkey supports development of Somali’s poultry industry with establish of modern farm

SOMALIA – Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkey’s leading development aid agency, has built a modern poultry farm with a total floor space of 198 sq. meters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The poultry farm equipped with modern equipment, feed units, vaccines has a holding capacity of 1200 ATAK-S layer chicks. The initiative is part of the “Project for Developing Layer Poultry Farming in Somalia,” implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, and Zamzam University. Assoc.…

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Ghana revamps operations at its largest poultry company Darko Farms under 1D1F

GHANA – The government of Ghana through its development initiative, One-District-One-Factory (1D1F), has revamped the country’s largest poultry farm, Darko Farms, whose operations went under, due to major challenges that confronted the domestic poultry industry in the late 1990s. As part of Government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda, being implemented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Darko Farms Company was identified as one of the distressed but potentially viable companies. As a result, the company, in 2017, applied to be part of the flagship 1-District-1-Factory initiative, and after a comprehensive review…

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Zimbabwe’s largest poultry company Irvine opens one stop shop

ZIMBABWE – Innscor Africa’s poultry segment, Irvine has opened a one-stop farm-fresh shop designed to cater for the growing demand for poultry products in Zimbabwe. The farm-fresh walk-in shop, located at the Derbyshire Farm in Waterfalls, will cater for a cross section of customers; wholesalers to individuals who want to buy for household consumption. Before the opening of the one-stop-shop, Irvine’s ran a small stall, but a surge in demand for the company’s products saw the kiosk being overwhelmed by swelling demand for poultry products. “This is a one-stop farm…

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NEOGEN, Hendrix Genetics partner to introduced improved poultry stock breeds in Africa

AFRICA – Hendrix Genetics, a multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company, has partnered with NEOGEN Corporation, maker of comprehensive solutions dedicated to food and animal safety, to improve poultry genetic performance in Africa. NEOGEN’s animal safety segment is a leader in the development of genomic solutions along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care, and disinfectants. Under the partnership, the company will support the implementation of genomic selection into Hendrix’s Sustainable Access to Poultry Parent Stock in…

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Koch Foods, Olymel invests in facility expansions to increase respective poultry production capacities

US — US food processor and distributor Koch Foods Inc. is planning to invest US$220 million in expanding its existing poultry processing facility in Fairfield, Ohio to meet a surging demand for poultry products.  The expansion works will see Koch add approximately 402,000 square feet north of its current location in addition to the installation of two production lines along with other renovations and improvements.   About US$120 million will be spent on additions and new construction while new machinery and equipment will cost US$80 million.  Koch plans to spend…

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Astral Foods undertakes new executive appointments, introduces new role

SOUTH AFRICA – Astral Foods Limited (Astral), South Africa’s leading integrated poultry producer, has appointed Mr. Gary Arnold, as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Astral with effect from 1 October 2021. This new position has been introduced with a specific mandate to optimise expansion opportunities and continuous improvement initiatives, whilst effectively allocating capital and human resources across all Astral divisions. Mr. Arnold, who is currently the Managing Director of Astral’s Agriculture Division, will continue to report to the Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has been with the…

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South Africa’s poultry production ups 5% attributed to implementation of sector’s master plan

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s multi-billion-dollar poultry industry is forecasted to register a 5% rise in chicken meat production in 2022 as a result of economic recovery, decreasing feed costs, and investment by the industry. In November 2019, the South African government and industry signed a Poultry Sector Master Plan that is intended to increase productivity in the poultry sector and protect the local domestic producers from alleged unfair trade practices and imports. Since 2019, South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has invested 1.14 billion rand (US$78 million) for expansion of…

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Nigerian agricultural firms secure financing with support from NIRSAL to boost poultry, cocoa production

NIGERIA – The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Plc has facilitated the approval and disbursement of N81.8 million (US$198,700) and N150 million (US$364,500) from Union Bank Plc and Sterling Bank Plc respectively to two agri firms to boost poultry and cocoa production and export in Cross River State, South of Nigeria. NIRSAL Plc, is a non-bank financial Institution wholly-owned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), established in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and Nigerian Bankers’ Committee. Its mandate is…

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