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SAPPO seeking new approach to ASF
A communal pig farming operation in Koppies in the Free State was the location of the latest positive case of ASF. The surviving pigs (76) were culled last week Saturday, thanks to the efforts of SAPPO and the Free State veterinary services, assisted by NSPCA to ensure that the exercise was done humanely, says Dr Peter Evans. Read more
Stand van die bedryf
Isabel Bröcker, hoof van besigheidsintelligensie by SAPPO, bespreek die invloed van die afgelope jaar se markkragte (plaaslik en internasionaal) op die bemarkbaarheid en prys van varkvleis. Die artikel het voorheen in Landbouweekblad verskyn.Lees meer
Pork 360 working group established
Anné Calitz, project manager at SAPPO, said that SAPPO and the barcode and traceability specialists, GS1, have established a working group to investigate the marketing of Pork 360 products in the retail space. The aim, among others, is to limit the possibility of food fraud. The working group will hold a session with traders before end of July
AGM registrations will soon close
Registrations for SAPPO’s AGM, as well as exhibition bookings, will close on 22 July 2019. There are still a few exhibition spots available, but input suppliers will have to hurry. Read more about the AGM and SAPPO’s exhibitor of the year competition.Read more
Vets having fun
Dr Cilliers Louw, SAPPO’s veterinary representative in the Western Cape, reports on the Pig Vet Society’s CPD day.Read more
SAPPO on Landbouweekliks
Johann Kotzé, SAPPO CEO, will be interviewed on Landbouweekliks on 2 July at 19:30 (DStv channel 147). He will, among others, talk about ASF and Ensminger. Watch the preview.
In your next Porcus
• Special feature: Delicious pork in the media • All about the Ensminger Symposium• Nutritional manipulation of animal products to produce functional foods• SAPPO’s consumer education campaign with DRUM• Social pigs: A new dimension to pig genetics• Pig day at OnderstepoortRead the online version
Easter digital campaign outperforms industry benchmark
To promote the enjoyment of pork dishes over the Easter period (when there is a lot of entertaining), a digital campaign with 12 short SA Pork cooking videos was flighted on the social media platforms of 24.com. Here’s a short summary of the campaign report. Read more
Milestone for PIC's Irmarie
Irmarie Taljaard presented her masters trial at the 51st South Africa Society of Animal Science (SASAS) in Bloemfontein earlier this month. Her trial was on new approaches to feeding the modern PIC 337 pig.
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index weakened in Q2, 2019
Following a marginal improvement in the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index to 46 in the first quarter of this year, sentiment fell back in the second quarter to 44. A level below the neutral 50-point mark implies that agribusinesses are still downbeat about business conditions in South Africa. The survey was conducted between 27 May and 6 June 2019. Read more
ASF Vietnam: Commercial farms hit; higher pork import prices
No longer is African Swine Fever (ASF) a problem that is only hitting pigs in villages in Vietnam. It has also started hitting large-scale industrial farms in the country, according to the Vietnamese authorities.Read more
Tough decisions: Animal mortality disposal during a disease outbreak
African swine fever (ASF) is taking over the news headlines now, but it’s not the only foreign animal disease posing a threat to animal health, the national economy and the environment, writes Jennifer Shike in Farm Journal’s Pork.Read more
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Africa has a huge export potential
Although China seems a logical choice to explore in terms of South African pork exports in the light of that country’s huge ASF problem, I believe that we have not yet explore the many opportunities in Africa enough. The North West University conducted a study on the pork export potential worldwide on behalf of SAPPO (see report below) and the findings are rather interesting.
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SAPPO AGM & Conference 2019: Don’t miss this one!The pork industry constantly needs new and useful insights to remain sustainable, competitive and profitable. By introducing new ways to collect, share, collaborate and analyse the ever-increasing amounts of data to the industry, SAPPO aims to provide intelligent business insights.
Bedryf gesels met die media oor ASF
Johann Kotzé op OFM: Afrika-varkpesvirus raak kleinboere, maar verspreiding daarvan word beperkLuisterJohann Kotzé op OFM: Suid-Afrika se varkkuddes word beskerm ná uitbreking van Afrika-varkpesLuisterDr Pieter Vervoort op OFM: Betrokkenes hanteer Afrika-varkpesvirus in die VrystaatLuister
Pork exports still in the agenda
Trade Research Advisory (TRADE) at the North West University has conducted an investigation into export possibilities for the South African pork industry. TRADE has developed a scientific method to identify export opportunities for a company or industry. Read more…
Become a SAPPO member to vote for your representative
If you want to vote for your provincial representative on SAPPO’s executive council next year, you must be a member of the organisation. The closing date for membership applications is 30 June 2019. Here is the application form. Please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Strengthening the team (1)
Danie du Plessis has been appointed chairperson of SAPPO’s Audit and Risk Committee. He has been a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 33 years. He provided professional services to a variety of corporate and family-owned businesses. Since 30 June 2014 he serves as an independent director/trustee of several entities, acting as chairman of four audit and risk committees and providing non-audit services to various companies. Read more
Strengthening the team (2)
Willie Miller is an industrial engineer, who spent the last 23 years in the banking sector. He will consult SAPPO on various matters. He served on FNB’s executive committee, responsible for the Private Banking division and also as CEO of the Business Banking division. He is chairman of FNB’S Agricultural Advisory Board. This role introduced him to agriculture. “When SAPPO invited me to join its board I could not resist,” he says. Read more
New application for statutory levy
SAPPO applied for the continuation of the statutory levy. The organisation’s application is being considered by the National Agricultural Marketing Council. If approved, the statutory measures will be applicable until 31 October 2022.
Geared for the future
Training and team building remain a priority for the SAPPO staff, says CEO Johann Kotzé. Apart from valuable team building exercises, the staff received training on numerous matters recently.
The DRUM experience
SAPPO’s sponsorship of the magazine, DRUM’s, search for a food ambassador opened a lot of pork opportunities among a new generation. See how the final cook-off went.Read more
FMD: The battle is over, but the war continues
The Department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (DAFF) has declared the end of the FMD outbreak, as there have not been any new cases since February, and more than three incubation periods have lapsed with no new cases being observed.
Cabinet 2019: Streamlining welcomed
Agri SA and Agbiz welcomed the new cabinet, but this is only the first step, the organisations said. Read the media statement of Agri SA and the one of Agbiz. Agri SA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s smaller, more streamlined cabinet, but now we need engagement with the new officials about policy issues that farmers face.
New on SAPPO's infohub
Breeding reduces environmental impact with 1% per yearChina’s love of pork may not be enoughHormel lawsuit reveals what ‘natural’ meat really meansAfrica’s first international agricultural technology exhibition on its wayAiling pigs could be a boost for SA pharma industryHow are water licenses processed?Trade talks have an influence on hog and wholesale marketHave a look
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