Quantum Foods half year profits plunge 51% despite growth in revenues

SOUTH AFRICA – Quantum Foods, South African animal feeds and poultry producer, has reported 51% decline in operating profit to R121m during the six months to end March 2019 attributed to economic pressure on both […]

Zimbabwe’s poultry sector recorded 19% decline in output in first quarter

ZIMBABWE – The poultry industry in Zimbabwe recorded a 19% decline in output during the first quarter of the year attributed to a decline in demand and supply in the sector. Zimbabwe Poultry Association (ZPA) […]

Astral Foods reports 52% decline in earnings as poultry division declines stumbles

SOUTH AFRICA – Astral Foods, a South African poultry producer, has reported a 52% decline headline earnings for the six months to end-March 30 2019 attributed to a significant decline performance of the poultry division. […]

Louis Dreyfus to invest in Malaysian poultry and food firm Leong Hup

ASIA – Leading agribusiness merchant, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced that it will invest in Malaysian poultry and livestock feed company, Leong Hup International (LHI) ahead of planned initial public offering. LDC said the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]