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Predatory imports are killing small chicken firms

Predatory imports are killing small chicken firms

29/07/2019 - 11:01
Local chicken producers and importers are arguing over the potential impact that import tariffs could have on South African consumers, jobs and rural development. read more
Poultry body defends call for 82% chicken tariffs

Poultry body defends call for 82% chicken tariffs

12/07/2019 - 08:50
The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has defended its decision to call for a hike in chicken imports tariffs to 82 percent, up from the current 37 percent. read more
Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tarrif case

Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tarrif case

14/06/2019 - 09:30
Those with intimate knowledge of the tariff application say that ITAC's position is akin to a zero-sum game, where they may have to choose between exposing local poultry producers to cheap imports they cannot compete with, or raising consumer prices for poultry to impossibly high levels. read more
There's no truth to importers' threats about 'expensive' chicken

There's no truth to importers' threats about 'expensive' chicken

05/06/2019 - 08:58
Don't rely on the chicken importers for the facts. In a massive public relations exercise to turn opinion against higher import tariffs, they have relied on assertion, misdirection, misinformation, and bluster. Facts are few and far between. read more
How imports threaten survival of SA’s small chicken farmers

How imports threaten survival of SA’s small chicken farmers

06/05/2019 - 14:39
The SA Poultry Association has warned that more local chicken farmers could soon go out of business due to cheap Brazilian imports. read more
Chicken prices may spike by up to 32% due to tariff increases, says importers

Chicken prices may spike by up to 32% due to tariff increases, says importers

18/04/2019 - 09:22
Increasing tariffs on imported poultry products could hike chicken prices by up to 32%, says consumer bodies and importers and exporters organisation. read more
Astral rewards shareholders generously

Astral rewards shareholders generously

14/05/2018 - 13:33
Poultry producer Astral Foods rewarded its shareholders handsomely, as the cycle in the industry turned in its favour, boosting its earnings markedly in the six months to end-March. read more
Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows

Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows

19/03/2018 - 14:02
Demand for chicken meat is showing no signs of declining, as poultry overtakes red meat consumption in markets around the world – including the United States and South Africa. read more
Astral pushes for VAT free chicken

Astral pushes for VAT free chicken

16/03/2018 - 09:40
Chicken should be exempt from value added tax (VAT), poultry producer Astral said in a media release. read more
 Salt water levels in chicken exploits consumers - Amie

Salt water levels in chicken exploits consumers - Amie

22/09/2016 - 09:42
Cape Town - High brining levels as practised in South Africa are nothing more than commercial exploitation of consumers, according to the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (Amie). read more
US poultry a win for SA consumers - council

US poultry a win for SA consumers - council

22/04/2016 - 12:22
Cape Town - "We are thrilled to be back in the South African market after about 17 years," Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) told Fin24 during his visit to Cape Town this week. read more
SA meat prices could double in the next few months

SA meat prices could double in the next few months

08/04/2016 - 16:09
The African Farmers Association says that meat prices could double in the current economic climate. read more
Meat producers expect food prices to soar

Meat producers expect food prices to soar

02/03/2016 - 09:41
Parliament – The effects of the drought conditions currently affecting the country’s agricultural sector could hit the pockets of ordinary South Africans soon, meat producers warned as they briefed MPs in Parliament on Tuesday (1 March). read more
Sovereign shareholders continue to show overwhelming support for bee transaction and share buy-back

Sovereign shareholders continue to show overwhelming support for bee transaction and share buy-back

12/02/2016 - 15:02
Poultry producer Sovereign Foods today announced overwhelming shareholder support to continue with its BEE transaction and to return capital to shareholders simultaneously by means of a revised proposal to shareholders.  read more
US warns of fallout over SA chicken trade impasse - USA

US warns of fallout over SA chicken trade impasse - USA

21/10/2015 - 09:26
Washington - The United States vowed on Monday to press ahead with a review that could cut South Africa's access to trade benefits after the country missed a key deadline for resuming US poultry imports. read more
Keeping cheap Brazilian chicks in line with duties

Keeping cheap Brazilian chicks in line with duties

14/02/2012 - 09:47
The South African government is slapping additional duties of 6%-63% on Brazilian exporters of chicken into the Southern African Customs Union market — but insists this will not push up prices. read more
Trolley costs continue to speed ahead

Trolley costs continue to speed ahead

19/12/2011 - 08:36
Food prices continue to soar ahead of Christmas, and there is no stopping the trend. read more
Maize price ruffles feathers

Maize price ruffles feathers

31/10/2011 - 08:30
Christmas shoppers may be hit by high chicken prices this festive season, due to rising input costs.  read more
World's biggest poultry exporter shows commitment to SA trade partnership

World's biggest poultry exporter shows commitment to SA trade partnership

20/07/2011 - 09:39
Johannesburg, Tuesday, 19 July 2011. Today, the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF), in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) addressed members of the South African food and retail sector, at a seminar entitled “Brazil: A World Leader in Poultry Production.” read more
 Astral Foods earnings up 31%

Astral Foods earnings up 31%

16/05/2011 - 15:00
Poultry producer Astral Foods (ARL) on Monday reported a 31% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 635 cents for the six months ended March 2011 from 486 cents a year ago. read more