SAPPO Newsletter February 2019


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New Market research: Breakthrough for Pork

Pork now often ranks as the favourite meat in urban African households – it’s official. This was concluded in a recent qualitative study conducted on behalf of SAPPO by the company Plus94 Research in Johannesburg …

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Why South Africa pork is now SA Pork

Updating the face and slogan of South African pork was necessary to align it to the modern SAPPO while enhancing its appeal value to the consumer. “South African Pork” in the logo now becomes “SA Pork” …

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Gerard Braak le die tuig neer

Gerard Braak het vir etlike jare diep spore in die georganiseerde varkvleisbedryf getrap, maar hy het nou besluit dat hy sy kant gebring het en dat ‘n jonger generasie die leisels moet oorneem. Gerard is ‘n vorige voorsitter van die PPP en het SAPPO ook as nasionale voorsitter gelei. Hy het ook in verskeie spesialiskomitees soos SAPPO se oudit-komitee gedien. Hy was een van die eerste produsente wat dit met sy besigheid buite die plaashek gewaag het.

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SAPPO adopts GS1 traceability standard

Globally, traceability is the cornerstone of all consumer assurance programmes and is also an important component of the local pork industry’s ability to export pork derived from compartments. SAPPO has identified GS1, a well-known international standard as its traceability method.

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We are writing SAPPO’s history – you can help

We are writing SAPPO’s history and we need your help. If you can make a contribution of any sort such as photographs or if you are in possession of documents or other items that may be of value, please contact Derick at the address below or call 082 770 5111

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Business Intelligence

BI = benchmarking

Phase 1 of SAPPO’s Business Intelligence project has been completed. Click below to visit the site. Phase 1 gives an industry overview, trade data, slaughter figures and retail prices. Isabel Bröcker, who heads SAPPO’s Business Intelligence Division, says that the idea is to expand the site in future to also include data about raw materials, a feed calculator and eventually also a dashboard for producers to benchmark themselves against international producers. If you have trouble viewing the site in Outlook, copy this link and place it in Google: 

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Join the delegation to the EPP Congress

You are welcome to join SAPPO’s delegation to the European Pig Producers’ Congress from 5 to 6 June in Landshut, Germany. You will be responsible for your own costs.

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SAMPA gives a million Rand to food safety

The South African Meat Processors Association (SAMPA) has donated R1 million towards the activities of Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Food Safety.

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Save the Date

SAPPO’s 2019 annual general meeting and the conference will take place on 4 and 5 September at the Misty Hills Conference Centre, Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Registrations, including sponsorships, will open on 4 March 2019.


AFMA forms closer ties with media

The Animal Feed Manufacturers Association took members of the media to visit Meadow Feeds’ state-of-the-art feed mill in Standerton. The mill makes use of the latest technology and is more energy efficient compared to other mills. More in your next Porcus.

Agriculture could have a solution to load shedding

Agri SA’s members have the potential to supply the electricity needed to prevent future load shedding through solar power generation. There are already 500 applications for solar generation plants, that have the potential to contribute 1 400 MW to relieve strain on the grid.

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Key requirements:
• BSc Agric
• Valid Driver’s License
• Experience in Animal Production will be an advantage
• Excellent communication skills
• Good computer literacy

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