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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

USAID awards US$5m grant to University of California to tackle Newcastle disease in Africa

AFRICA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded US$5 million grant to University of California – Davis to aid in tackling the Newcastle disease on the continent. According to GNA, the […]

Astral Foods profit soars 78.7% on lower chicken feed costs in 2018

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s leading integrated poultry producer Astral has reported 78.7% increase in group operating profit to US$134.99 million, resulting in an operating profit margin of 15%, ANA reports. According to the company, […]

Bidco Land O’Lakes launches new ‘Kienyeji’ poultry diet in Kenya

KENYA – Bidco Land O’Lakes, a feed-focused joint venture between the American agricultural cooperative Land O’Lakes and Bidco Africa has launched new ‘Kienyeji’ four phase diet for the indigenous chicken. The Kienyeji Feed is expected […]

Astral’s earnings growth to double despite lower chicken sales

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s leading poultry producer, Astral Foods has said that its headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year to End-September are expected to double compared to the previous year’s US$1.29. Business […]