Avian influenza strain identified

The initial outbreak of avian influenza H5 on a layer farm on the East Rand of Johannesburg has now been identified as HPAI H5N1. This is not the same strain that we experienced in June 2017, however any outbreak of HPAI is treated as extremely serious and virulent, and[...]

By Benine Ackermann|22nd April 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

AVI Africa 2020 Poultry Conference cancelled

As South Africa battens down the hatches to contain the spread of the global Covid-19 pandemic, a great many organisations face difficult decisions. It is impossible to predict what the outcomes and timelines of the pandemic will be, as things are changing daily. In the light of the uncertainty[...]

By Specialist Writer|23rd March 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

SAPA welcomes the new import tariff on frozen chicken imports

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Trade Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel, of the long-awaited tariff adjustment on imported chicken from a number of countries, including Brazil. The new tariffs published in the Government Gazette today present a measure of[...]

By Specialist Writer|13th March 2020|Categories: Nuus|Tags: , , |

Coronavirus spreads through humans, not chicken

The South African Poultry Association has noted with dismay the misleading messaging by the SABC Morning Live transmissions on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through the consumption of chicken and eggs. The disease spreads from human to human through droplet transmission. There is currently no evidence that eating cooked[...]

By Specialist Writer|11th March 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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