HWSETA aims to inspire the next generation of Veterinary Professionals in South Africa

In support of its purpose— transformation in the veterinary sector— the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) held a round-table discussion addressing profession-wide talent shortages.  Educating aspiring veterinary professionals and ensuring the pipeline is full of passionate and practice-ready candidates is key to achieving its purpose. That's[...]

By Specialist Writer|28th November 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Hope for the farmer: The launch of Macadamia Services Management company in February 2024

The South African macadamia industry stands at a crossroads, navigating a transformative journey spurred by the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global economic shifts since 2022. Amidst these challenges, our nation's macadamia farmers find themselves at a precarious juncture, grappling with diminished returns, escalating input costs,[...]

By Specialist Writer|27th November 2023|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , |

2023 Final citrus export figures: Lower than predicted growth as a result of ongoing challenges facing growers

In the 2023 export season Southern African citrus growers packed 165.1 million (15kg) cartons for delivery to global markets. While this is an increase of approximately 800 000 from the packed figures of last year, it is still 500 000 cartons lower than the forecast at the start of[...]

By Specialist Writer|22nd November 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

2023 Winners of the Agricultural Writers SA Awards

The beautiful venue, Landtscap in the Stellenbosch Winelands set the scene for an outstanding event when it hosted the 2023 Agricultural Writers SA Awards on 17 November 2022. The breath-taking view could however not outshine the excellence celebrated at this event. The awards pay homage to distinction in agriculture[...]

By Specialist Writer|20th November 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |

HPAI and the poultry industry’s recovery status

By Izaak Breitenbach, GM, SAPA Broiler Organisation The South African poultry industry is on the road to recovery from recent Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks that have plagued producers since January. With strong biosecurity protocols and monitoring programmes in place, evidence suggests that the infection rate has peaked, and[...]

By Specialist Writer|2nd November 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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