August 2019

Johan Kotze

SAPPO conference: Focus on data attracts wide interest

Data in the agricultural sector is becoming a huge asset to all role-players and it is clear from the interest from the many guests that will attend SAPPO’s conference that people realise the value of data and the importance of how to properly manage this. Read more

Here is SAPPO's latest ASF update

SAPPO’s business intelligence division has updated the organisation’s ASF report this week. The new report covers the period 10 April to 30 August 2019.
View report.

Topical matters discussed at Safe Pork Conference in Berlin

The 13th Safe Pork Conference with the theme, One Health: Tear down interdisciplinary walls, was held in Berlin, Germany from 26 – 29 August 2019. The conference was attended by Dr Peter Evans and Anné Calitz from SAPPO. Read more

Welcome to the World of Pork

SAPPO will launch The World of Pork (WOP) at its AGM. This is an integrated platform that offers stakeholders in the South African pork value chain a protected environment to share information and to facilitate interactions that create value and drive competitiveness, sustainability and food safety in the pork industry.

Fun with pork at masterclases

Readers had a blast while cooking up a storm at SAPPO’s first pork masterclasses. One took place in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg the past two weeks. Check out the highlights from the day on the magazines True Love and Move‘s digital platforms. The campaigns are supported by messages on Facebook and Twitter.

Fire & Feast 2019 will celebrate meat on the braai

SAPPO will this year again participate in South Africa’s main braai event, Fire & Feast, on 6 – 8 September at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. Lynca and Malu are SAPPO’s partners at the event. We have a limited amount of complementary tickets. If you are interested, please contact Monique Groenewald.

SA Pork on television next week

Food Lovers Market has included pork packs in its monthly special deals promotion.

Watch the TV ad here

My healthy swine herd

Approximately 100 farmers attended SAPPO’s information day at Baynesfield Training Academy last week with the theme “My healthy swine herd”. Biosecurity and ASF were placed in the spotlight by Dr Peter Evans, responsible for consumer assurance at SAPPO.

Getting ready

The SAPPO office was buzzing with energy this week as staff assembled the AGM bags that will be handed to delegates. These were made form recycled SAPPO table cloths that were used for consumer educational purposes in the past.

In your latest Porcus

• Future of Zinc Oxide in piglet diets: What are the alternatives?
• Calcium-to-phosphorus ratio established for 11 to 22 kg pigs
• Lawsonia can impact other gut pathogens
• Biosecurity in four steps and ASF precaution tips
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Latest crop estimate good news for livestock farmers

The latest production estimate showed a further upward adjustment to the crop estimates with maize now just above 11 million tons. This, together with considerable carryover stock (2.7 million tons), ensure sufficient supplies for the 2018/19 marketing season. Read more

50 Years for Northern Cape's Malu

Malu celebrated its 50th birthday in Kimberley last week with clients, suppliers, other stakeholders and friends from all over the country who joined the celebrations. Detail and photographs in the September/October issue of Porcus. On the photograph is the Malherbe family. Front: Helena, Marius, Raedun and Charles Malherbe snr. Back: Charles Malherbe jnr, Alwina van Zyl and Jeandre van Zyl.

Excitement is building for new offices

Chemuniqué is pleased to announce that the official opening of its new premises at 30 Eagle Lane in Lanseria Corporate Estate will take place as planned during October this year. According to the contractor’s report by Bantry Construction Services, everything is on track for the big move. “The excitement is certainly building as foundation’s are laid,” says general manager, Jerry Rowles. Read more

Economic debate welcomed, but implementation remains the Achilles heel

Agri SA welcomes the latest National Treasury document in principle as it addresses several policy challenges and structural issues, giving specific solutions that are otherwise absent in many policy proposals. Read more

Mboweni's new plan to boost growth and create a million jobs

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has called for a series of “deliberate and concerted actions” to raise SA’s moribund GDP growth rate by up to 3% per year in a new 77-page economic policy paper. Read more

Being cyberbullied by animal rights activists a real concern

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Pig welfare symposium: Rounding up the pig people

Often swine events tend to be specialised, aiming at one specific part of the industry. In that respect, the Pig Welfare Symposium in the US in November in the USA is different.
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Most read in last week's SAPPO Weekly Update

• SAPPO’s pork belly video viewed
• SOWING scenario will be focus of SAPPO’s business strategy for the years to come
• Steady growth in SAPPO compartments
• Monthly disease report
• MoU with the department of water and sanitation

Opens: South Africa (318), USA (10), the Netherlands (8), Ireland (7), Germany, UK, Finland (3 each), Spain (2), Australia, Italy and Mozambique (1 each). View Update

New on SAPPO's infohub

• The truth about swine influenza
• Feedback from the Zero Zinc Summit
• SA must brace for more hikes in taxes, electricity tariffs
• Can the small pig farmer thrive in the future?
• Irish food authorities develop DNA scanning tool
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