Lastest News

Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

  MEDIA RELEASE                                           For Immediate Release                                       10 March 2018   LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA   The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) represents the entire red meat value chain from the Primary Producer through to the Consumer and records its concern that lives have been lost as a result of the outbreak of Listeriosis. […]

Share Button
Source of Listeriosis Outbreak revealed

  The Source has been identified!  Please see attached a summary of the media briefing held on 04 March by the Minister of Health as well as some Anelich Consulting views.  Now is the time to learn more about the organism and how to control it……. SAAFoST is holding a second Listeriosis Workshop in Johannesburg […]

Share Button
NAMC News Statement RE Request for continuation of statutory levy & measures in the Red Meat Industry

NEWS STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COUNCIL REQUEST FOR THE CONTINUATION OF STATUTORY MEASURES RELATING TO LEVIES, REGISTRATION AND RECORDS & RETURNS IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF THE MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ACT REQUEST FOR COMMENTS / INPUTS FROM ROLE PLAYERS IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY It is hereby made known […]

Share Button
Illegal Donkey Slaughter for their Skins

LWCC Statement As a result of the unproven belief in some countries in the Far East that a preparation made from donkey skins has medicinal value, donkeys are being slaughtered illegally in Africa for their skins only.  Many donkeys are simply stolen, others are bought at a fraction of the price that buyers get for […]

Share Button
Listeriosis Update

20 February 2018 NINETH UPDATE ON LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA By Dr Lucia Anelich The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 20 February 2018. The outbreak is across all nine provinces. The cases have jumped from 872 on 15 February […]

Share Button
Animal Welfare at the Abattoir – Course Info & Registration 24-26 July 2018 Western Cape

This 2.5 day course is developed in conjunction with IRTA. The aim of the course is to promote knowledge on just and equitable standards of practice, operation and legislation on animal welfare at abattoirs and by raising awareness and value of the processes to the South African and Global Community. The course covers the International […]

Share Button
Eighth update on Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

By Dr Lucia Anelich The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 14 February 2018. The outbreak is across all nine provinces. The cases have jumped from 852 on 06 February to 872 (20 more), BUT with a huge jump from 107 […]

Share Button
Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

  Dr Lucia Anelich recently wrote on the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa, for the Food and Beverage Reporter.  It deals (amongst other things) with the food control system in SA and roles of industry and consumers in food safety in general. Please do keep an eye on latest developments posted on her website at www.anelichconsulting.co.za […]

Share Button
SIXTH UPDATE ON LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA

By Dr Lucia Anelich Register here for the SAAFoST Listeriosis Workshop on 14 February 2018. Not to be missed! The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa as at 25 January 2018. The outbreak is across all nine provinces. The cases have jumped from 767 on 16 January to […]

Share Button
NATIONAL RPO ELECTS NEW CHAIRMEN

RPO Press Release   24 January 2018 The national Red Meat Producers’ Organisation this week appointed two new Vice Chairmen at its Executive Council meeting in Bloemfontein. Mr James Faber of the Northern Cape, who used to be second Vice Chairman, is now the first Vice Chairman in the place of Dr Pieter Prinsloo, who […]

Share Button
Assignment letters for the provision of Meat Inspection Service at Abattoirs

  The Minister has signed the assignment letters for the provision of meat inspection service at abattoirs on the 19th December 2017, in line with the meat inspection scheme. This therefore means that all abattoirs that are to be serviced by assignees must procure meat inspection service from the listed assignees (see attached list). Due […]

Share Button
Update on Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

05 January 2017 THIRD UPDATE ON LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA By Dr Lucia Anelich The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 03 January 2018. In summary:  There are now 717 confirmed cases (550 on 5 December) i.e. 167 more […]

Share Button
Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa – Latest!

20 December 2017 LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA – LATEST! The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 19 December. There are now 647 confirmed cases (550 on 5 December) i.e. almost 100 more in a question of 14 days. VERY sadly, […]

Share Button
6 month Meat Examiner course – Entries close 1 Feb 2018

Meat examiners FAQ Meat Examiners – Flyer Learner registration form

Share Button
Outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa

The Red Meat Industry Forum has taken note with concern of the outbreak of listeriosis as reported by the Department of Health on 5 December 2017 which could be misleading with the large number of photos of livestock portrayed in media coverage thereof. Listeria monocytogenes is the primary cause of the illness called listeriosis. This […]

Share Button
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COUNCIL APPOINTS ZAMA XALISA AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has appointed Zama Xalisa as the new Chief Executive Officer on a 5-year contract. Prof PK Chauke, Council Chairperson, said the board took into cognizance the importance of business continuity and stability in its decision to appoint Mr. Xalisa. Zama previously served as Senior Manager; Agricultural Trusts at the […]

Share Button
Antimicrobial Resistance – Using antibiotics wisely

Calls to diminish the use of antibiotics are becoming more frequent. The aim is not to prevent the use of antibiotics, but to use antibiotics as carefully as we can, so that we can prolong the time that current antibiotics remain useful, and also comply with residue regulations. The global problem of antibiotic resistance is […]

Share Button
AgriSA – Illegal Hunting with Dogs

South African farmers are not only concerned about worsening weather patterns, land issues and farm murders, but also have to deal with growing criminal activities on their farms like illegal hunting with dogs. These hunting actions have become more organised and sophisticated over the last decade, adding to the tension between farmers, communities and even […]

Share Button
Together Against Stock Theft

The National Stock Theft Prevention Forum requests that all role players in the red meat industry urgently play an active role in stock theft prevention and urge the general public for their assistance. The National Crime Statistics made available by the South African Police Service on 24 October 2017 has reference. The livestock theft statistics […]

Share Button
A feel good story – Transformation in the Retail Sector

Dogged determination seals the deal for ambitious Ramaphosa businessman Source: Supermarket&Retailer for FMCG, Retailers, Wholesalers & Suppliers Thursday, November 16 marked an important day in the history of Ramaphosa township and the life of businessman Mancha Nkoana as Pick n Pay officially opened a store at the township’s Stallion Shopping Centre. This is the first […]

Share Button
World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November

What can livestock producers and pet owners do to prevent antibiotic resistance?  Vaccinate animals to reduce the need for antibiotics;  Ensure that antibiotics given to animals are only used to treat infectious bacterial diseases and under veterinary supervision. Don’t use antibiotics on healthy animals.  Give antibiotics to animals at the prescribed dose and […]

Share Button
Red Meat Research & Development South Africa Awards Top Scientists

RMRD SA Press Release

Share Button
BRICS a growing market for SA agricultural exports

BRICS vision to deepen cooperation and trade for common development was this year boosted by the extension of the invitation to five non-members, which are Tajikistan, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt and Kenya – Sifiso Ntombela, Agbiz head international trade and investment intelligence Read more

Share Button
TRADE – SA crashes in competitive rankings, now ranks behind Rwanda

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is not only falling behind the rest of the world, but also behind several African countries. The latest WEF Global Competitiveness Report paints a damning picture of South Africa, which has dropped a mammoth 14 places to find itself ranked 61 out of 137 countries in the world.1 This is the lowest ranking for South Africa […]

Share Button
RMAA July-August Newsletter

The RMAA July – August Newsletter contains the following information: 2018 RMAA Conference and Congress Price Information System AST Training Feedback Animal Welfare at the Abattoir Competition Commission NAMC Council RMAA Transformation Funding JSE Market Notice Independent Meat Inspection Notes on Food Safety from Farm to Fork Compulsory Community Service (CCS) Vets Animal Identification, Recording […]

Share Button
Congratulations to the RMIF Office Bearers for the Year 2017-2018

Media Release For immediate release                                                                                          10 August 2017   The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Red Meat Industry Forum was held in Pretoria on 2 August 2017. Congratulations to the following office bearers and committee members that were unanimously re-elected to serve the Red Meat Industry for another year; Management Committee: Mr […]

Share Button
Animal Welfare at Slaughter Course, 6-8 November 2017

Course Details

Share Button
RMAA Newsletter May 2017

Kindly view the RMAA May Newsletter on our website, the Newsletter contains information on: The RMAA Conference and Congress took place at the Spier Wine Farms on the 17—19 May 2017. During the RMAA Conference and congress, feedback was provided on the activities of the Association, DAFF and Red Meat Industry Forum. Current industry discussions […]

Share Button
Gerhard Schutte appointed to the NAMC

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have announced that Gerhard Schutte (CEO of the Red Meat Producers Organization) has been appointed to serve on the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC). The appointment is in terms of Section 44 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No 47 of 1996) and his term […]

Share Button
PREDATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CENTRE NOW OPERATIONAL

The University of the Free State has signed service agreements with all four industries represented on the Predation Management Forum (PMF) to establish and manage a Predation Management Information Centre (PMIC).  The wool, mohair, red meat and wildlife industries have pooled their resources to create a space for collating and analysing reliable information on predation […]

Share Button
Crime Statistics: Livestock theft

The release of the crime statistics by the SAPS on 3 March 2017 to the Portfolio Committee was awaited with enthusiasm as it is the first time in years that crime statistics are made available on a quarterly basis. The major challenge on these statistics is that for so many years crime statistics were only […]

Share Button
SA Pork Producers’ Organization appoints new CEO

Press Release                          Embargo: None, for immediate release        15 March 2017   SAPPO appoints new CEO   PRETORIA – The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) has appointed Mr Johann Kotzé as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Kotzé takes over from Mr Simon Streicher, who is retiring after 17 years with the organisation.   Mr […]

Share Button
National Emergent Red Meat Producers (NERPO’s) Newsletter Feb/Mar 2017

NERPO Zone Feb/Mar 2017

Share Button
Reminder to Register for the Cattleman’s Conference 2017

Cattleman’s Conference 2017

Share Button
President Zuma contradicts the good work done in Operation Phakisa with confusing political rhetoric

Agri SA Media Release     Private Bag X180 Centurion 0046, Tel +27 (0)12 643 3400, Fax +27 (0)12 663 3178   25 February 2017   President Zuma contradicts the good work done in Operation Phakisa with confusing political rhetoric   The launch of Operation Phakisa on Friday 24th of February by President Zuma and the […]

Share Button
ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT JG ZUMA ON THE LAUNCH OF OPERATION PHAKISA

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT JG ZUMA ON THE LAUNCH OF OPERATION PHAKISA ON AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, ROODEPLAAT, PRETORIA Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Vice- Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Mr LI Yuanping and your delegation, Representatives of the agriculture and […]

Share Button
Minister signs Memorandum of Understanding with the People’s Republic of China

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                    24 FEBRUARY 2017 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the entry and exit animal inspection and quarantine with Chinese Vice Minister of the General Administration […]

Share Button
MEDIA ADVISORY PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LAUNCH OPERATION PHAKISA

MEDIA ADVISORY PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LAUNCH OPERATION PHAKISA ON AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 24 February 2017, launch the Operation Phakisa segment focusing on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in Roodeplaat, Pretoria. The Operation Phakisa programme, modelled around the Malaysian Big Fast Results methodology, is used by […]

Share Button
Red Meat Industry Workshop; 16 March 2017

Unlocking value for every actor in the SA Red Meat Industry and becoming a world class competitor A red meat industry workshop held during the 2016 Aldam Stockman School established broad consensus amongst the Meat Value Chain participants that the red meat industry and the consumer could benefit from a systemic strategic industry upgrade. It […]

Share Button
National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Newsletter Dec 2016

NERPO ZONE Dec 2016

Share Button
Launch of the National Animal Health Forum website

www.nahf.co.za  At the recent National Animal Health Forum (NAHF) meeting their new website was launched and they expressed the hope that all Forum members, and visitors, will find the features and functionality robust and user-friendly. Technology and software has changed radically over the last few years and the best platform was chosen for the future. […]

Share Button
Importation of Agricultural Regulated Products into South Africa

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Media Release

Share Button
New Beginnings for SAPPO

The annual general meeting approved a new constitution for SAPPO. The decision for a new SAPPO structure was not taken overnight and the decision to change was not taken lightly, says James Jenkinson, chairman. “It took intensive discussions with various role players, especially with our provincial organisations. They have done extraordinary work at ground level […]

Share Button
National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Newsletter Aug 2016

NERPO Zone August 2016

Share Button
Is there any truth in the claims that Red Meat causes cancer

Is there any truth in the claims that Red Meat causes cancer 

Share Button
Bovine Brucellosis is a disease destroying the Livestock industry which can also be transmitted to Humans

Media Release by the National Animal Health Forum (NAHF)   Brucellosis is spreading unabated in a number of  South African Provinces.  The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) together with industry’s National Animal Health Forum are combining efforts in an action to control and eventually eradicate Brucellosis from South Africa. This will necessarily mean that all […]

Share Button
Rabies Outbreak in Gauteng 2016

Rabies Outbreak in Gauteng 2016

Share Button
Ten things you should know about African Swine Fever

Ten things you should know about AFRICAN SWINE FEVER African swine fever (ASF) is found in warthogs, bush pigs and other wild pigs in the ASF-controlled areas of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal and in other Southern African countries. Domestic and wild pigs and their products may not be removed from ASF […]

Share Button
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Export Certification Process Outlined

  The general import/export process: The importing country normally prepares the requirements for any commodity imported into their country.   These requirements are put in place in an attempt to safeguard the animal health and disease situation of the importing country, by mitigating the risk of introducing disease as far as possible.  These rules/requirements/conditions are usually […]

Share Button
Red Meat Abattoir Association presents ISO 22000 Bridging Course 1-2 Aug 2016

ISO 22000 Bridging Course Information Flyer ISO bridging 1 – 2 August 2016

Share Button
Red Meat Abattoir Association presents Lead Auditor Course 12-16 Sep 2016

Flyer Lead Auditor 12 – 16 Spetember 2016 Registration Form Lead Auditor

Share Button
BFAP Baseline Pretoria 2016

The invitation to this year’s annual BFAP Baseline launch is attached. R.S.V.P. before 20 July to the BFAP Team

Share Button
Final Standard Operation Procedure when importing from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland for direct slaughter or feedlot

The finalized Standard Operating Procedure when importing from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland would also be published on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website (www.daff.gov.za) for public access and viewing. Now that the SOP has been finalized, importers of livestock for feedlot or direct slaughter purposes, will have the option of complying with the SOP […]

Share Button
NERPO Zone June 2016

National Emergent Red Meat Producer’s Organization newsletter June 2016

Share Button
South African Veterinary Strategy 2016-2026

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) thanks Industries for their participation in the public consultations on the South African Veterinary Strategy. Included is the final South African Veterinary Strategy as well as a list of the proposed implementation plans/policies/procedures which will now be drafted/finalised.  

Share Button
South African Meat Processors Association President’s Annual Report

Presidents Report Year Ending 2015

Share Button
Cleaver Awards

A thrilled Hendrik Steenkamp of Boma Vleismark in Moreletapark, Pretoria is all smiles as he receives a Gold Cleaver Award from Dr Nicolette Hall, the guest speaker at the awards function held at Definitive Conferencing in Isando, Ekurhuleni on Thursday afternoon’s (April 14) Cleaver awards. A record 35 000 nominations were received for the latest awards […]

Share Button
Home of Cattle International Series

Striving to give you the best and most up to date information that we can get our hands on, we research and search the globe to bring you the trends, highlights and most of all the true reflection of each breed.  We aim to highlight the benefits and show the overall picture to help you […]

Share Button
Varkboere is gereed vir biogasproduksie

Varkboere sit op ‘n biogas energiegoudmyn en is bereid om dit met die res van Suid-Afrika te deel. Maar dit kan slegs gebeur as die owerheid net ‘n paar werklikhede in ag wil neem en bereid is om te begin om geld op die regte plekke te bestee. Lees meer

Share Button
SAFA Cattleman’s Conference 2016

Cattleman’s Conference 2016 Programme 17 March 2016

Share Button
DAFF Communique Drought Update
Share Button
Training Course 8-11 March 2016 HMS_HACCP (Gauteng)

HMS HACCP ISO 22000 – Course Info & Registration 2016

Share Button
Communique Red Meat Carcass Classification System Workshop 1 March 2016

Communique

Share Button
NERPO ZONE February 2016

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organization’ electronic newsletter February 2016

Share Button
draft South African Veterinary Strategy

We preserve the health of our animals, to produce enough for ourselves and share with the world… Draft South African Veterinary Strategy | Public Consultations Schedule | Corrigendum to Government gazette notice No. 1062. | Community animal health care strategy | Animal Welfare Strategic implementation plan | Antimicrobial Resistance National Strategy Framework 2014-2024  |Animal Id Traceability Policy  | Laboratory approval Policy | VPH Strategic Implementation plan |Government Gazette 06 November 2015_ No 39370

Share Button
The importance of Ante Mortem inspection

Article

Share Button
Emergency Slaughter

Article

Share Button
MINISTER SENZENI ZOKWANA: DROUGHT RELIEF UPDATE AND COUNTRY’S READINESS TO IMPORT GRAINS

Members of the Media CEO of NAMC Mr Ronald Ramabulana CEO of AgriSA Mr Omri Van Zyl President of AFASA Mr. Mahanjana CEO of Grain SA Mr Jannie de Villiers Ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon South African Weather Service indicated that South Africa is currently in the grips of the worst drought in 23 years. […]

Share Button
Invitation for public to comment on the meat inspection scheme

Draft Meat Inspection Scheme for broader public comment.…read more

Share Button
Red Meat Abattoir Association December 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter Please see attached December 2015 Newsletter RMAA Conference and Congress Passing of Kobus Dicks 2016 Training Dates RMAA Services and Year Contract AgriSETA Funding RMAA & AST Fee Structure Price Information System Independent Meat Inspection Meat Export prioritization Workshop Salary investigation into the abattoir sector Increase of Service Fees – SAMIC: Meat […]

Share Button
draft Veterinary Strategy and accompanying strategic implementation plans – comment invited

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invite all interested institutions, organizations and individuals to submit written comments on the draft Veterinary Strategy and the accompanying strategic implementation plans, and to do so withing two (2) calendar months from the date of the publication of the public consulation notice to the following email address: Vet.Strategy@daff.gov.za […]

Share Button
ARC Annual Report 2014/15

ARC Annual Report 2014/15 The Agricultural Research Council (ARC), a schedule 3A public entity, is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation in support of the agricultural sector. Through its research work, the Council impacts the agriculture and related sectors significantly, particularly through scientific knowledge generation that […]

Share Button
THE MULES OPERATION AS APPLIED TO WOOL SHEEP

The Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee is a non-government organisation set up in 1978 to promote the welfare of farm livestock at all stages of production. It has wide representation of virtually all national organisations involved in the process of red meat production, including RMAA, SA Studbook, RPO, NWGA,GDARD,SA OBC, LAWA, SAVA, SAPPO, NSPCA, DAWS, UP […]

Share Button
RED MEAT IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Red Meat and Cancer Is there any truth in the claims that Red Meat causes cancer? A statement released by Prof Hettie Schönfeldt, Institute of Food, Nutrition    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published their evaluation of red and processed meat on October 26, 2015 in the British Medical journal The Lancet […]

Share Button
APPOINTMENT OF SAMPA GENERAL MANAGER

26 October 2015   Dear Industry Members    SUBJECT :              APPOINTMENT SAMPA GENERAL MANAGER It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Nadine Naylor as the General Manager for SAMPA. Nadine commenced with the Association effective today, 26th October 2015. The appointment of a General Manager ushers in a new era for SAMPA […]

Share Button
NERPO Zone October 2015

e-newsletter of the National Emergent Red Meat Producer’s Organization

Share Button
Media Release – NERPO 18th Annual Congress

Important resolutions to guide agricultural development from NERPO 18th Annual Congress

Share Button
Independent Meat Inspection – the approved implementation plan filed 14 July 2015

CASE NO. 84897/2014 In the matter between:- The Red Meat Industry Forum (Applicant) and The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (1st Respondent of 23 Respondents):- The following documents were filed by the Respondent’s on 14 July 2015 :- doc04573620150714143247 doc04573720150714143440 doc04573820150714143708 doc04573920150714143756 doc04574020150714143819 draft order  

Share Button
RMAA Newsletter June 2015

newsletter of the Red Meat Abattoir Association

Share Button
NERPO Zone June 2015

e-newsletter of the National Emergent Red Meat Producer’s Organization

Share Button
The World Steak Challenge – New Website and International Competition launched

We love steak. You crave steak. The world unites over steak. Mad for rib-eye, a well-rounded-rump, a succulent striploin? Or maybe T-Bone is your thing. We care that you care – so very much. You don’t want to be caught orderin’, buyin’, servin’, eatin’ or thinkin’ bad steak. You only want good steak in your […]

Share Button
Government wants to deepen the Value Chain in Agro-Processing

22 June 2015 The South African government is trying to deepen the value chain in the agro-processing sector as it is one of the important sectors in trade.

Share Button
Minister Davies Inaugurated the National Export Advisory Council

21 June 2015 The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has inaugurated the National Export Advisory Council …

Share Button
Black Industrialists Programme is Government’s Tool to Achieve Economic Demographic Transformation

21 June 2015 The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina says

Share Button
SA veeartse hou die vaandel hoog 11 Junie 2015

Drie Suid-Afrikaanse veeartse het by die Wêreldorganisasie vir Dieregesondheid se 83ste jaarvergadering uitgeblink.

Share Button
DAFF The Directorate of Animal Health – SWANVEST 234 Monthly Status Updates at May 2015

To comply with the second court order dated 27 February 2014, the Directorate of Animal Health, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published monthly status updates from March 2014 to April 2015 on the Department’s website and the reports were also emailed to the applicant and the third respondent. Final Import Policy – Sable Antelope from Zambia […]

Share Button
NERPO Zone May 2015

e-newsletter of the National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organization

Share Button
Cleaver Awards 2014 – Best Butchers Announced

News release 23 April 2014 BEST BUTCHERIES ANNOUNCED SA consumers have once again voted for their best butcheries   Johannesburg, 23 April 2014: The winners of the 2013 Cleaver Awards were announced today in Johannesburg. The best butcheries, both nationally and regionally, were awarded at a luncheon attended by senior members of the meat production […]

Share Button
Amendment: Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No. 35 of 1984) – amended tariff for a veterinary import permit

13 March 2015 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, acting under section 6 of the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No. 35 of 1+984) amended the tariff for a veterinary import permit. AMENDMENT

Share Button
No. 38637 Government Gazette, 30 March 2015: The Consumer Goods and Services Industry Code of Conduct

The Consumer Goods and Services Industry Code of Conduct and the Office of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud are the Industry Code and Ombud Scheme for the Consumer Goods and Services Industry set up in accordance with and accredited in terms of Section 82 (6) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 […]

Share Button
Notice 285 of 2015: draft Regulations to the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act, 2015 for public comments

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, invited all interested institutions, organization and individuals to submit written comments on the draft Regulations related to the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act, 2015, as set out in the Schedule. Comments must be submitted in writing within 30 days from the date of publication of […]

Share Button
Regulations relating to the performance of Compulsory Community Service (CCS)

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has in terms of section 43(1)(j) of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act No. 19 of 1982) and after consultation with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC), published regulations relating to the performance of Compulsory Community Service (CCS) on 20 March 2015. Regulations

Share Button
1st Outreach Day on bovine tuberculosis to be held on 2 March 2015

  We are excited to announce our first Outreach Day on bovine tuberculosis to be held on 2 March 2015 in Pretoria.  The attached invitation provides more information on the topics for discussion, venue, registration and contact details. Who should attend? Livestock producers, game farmers, wildlife and state veterinarians, wildlife managers, DAFF and DOH, in short everybody interested in […]

Share Button
Norms and Standards INDABA for Comprehensive Producer Support in South Africa

The Director-General of the Department Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Prof Edith Vries, invites industry stakeholders to the 1st Comprehensive Producer Support Indaba. The Indaba seeks to standardize all farming categories in South Africa. Date                    5 March Time                   […]

Share Button
REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF FERTILIZERS, FARM FEEDS, AGRICULTURAL REMEDIES, STOCK REMEDIES, STERILIZING PLANTS AND PEST CONTROL OPERATORS, APPEALS AND IMPORTS: AMENDMENT

STAATSKOERANT, 6 FEBRUARIE 2015                       No. 38455  3   The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, acting under section 23 of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947 (Act no.36 of 1947) hereby publish notice to amend tariffs as published in the Regulation R.207 of 1 April 2014 […]

Share Button
NOTICE 126 OF 2015: DRAFT REGULATIONS REGARDING THE PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENCE APPLICATIONS IN TERMS OF SECTION 26(1) (k) OF THE NATIONAL WATER ACT, 1998 (ACT NO. 36 of 1998):  

STAATSKOERANT, 12 FEBRUARIE 2015                       No. 38465  3 The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Paula Mokonyane, gave notice of the intention, under the powers vested in her by section 69(1)(a), of the National Water Act, (Act No. 36 of 1998), to publish the regulations contained in this Schedule in respect of procedural requirements for water use […]

Share Button
New Meat Marking and Classification Regulations, R.55 as gazetted on 30 January 2015

  Herewith the latest regulations regarding meat marking and classification as gazetted on 30 January 2015. The scope covers beef, pork, mutton and goat and it will come into effect 6 months after the date of the publication thereof (i.e. end of July 2015). Regulations

Share Button
IMS Newsletter 550

IMS Newsletter No. 550 Generated on January 28, 2015  

Share Button
Lead Auditor Course

Lead Auditor Course 9-13 February 2015 Registration Form

Share Button
The 13th China International Meat Industry Exhibition (CIMIE 2015)

The 13th China International Meat Industry Exhibition (CIMIE 2015) will be in Qingdao International Convention Center from Sept. 20-22, 2015, which is a very beautiful city in East China. CIMIE 2015 will have 3 halls, Hall 1 is for large Chinese meat companies and foreign pavilions (1A13, 1A14, 1A23 and 1A24 for foreign pavilions), Hall […]

Share Button
Animal Welfare Multi-stakeholder Engagement Workshop

“the humane treatment of animals is in all our interest” The Executive: Standards of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Dr Sadhvir Bissoon cordially invites industry to attend a Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Venue: National Zoological Gardens (Waterhole) 262 Boom Street, Pretoria Date:   Tuesday, 17 February 2015 Time: 8am-2pm RSVP to Irma.loots@sabs.co.za by 10 February […]

Share Button
Media Statement by the Honourable Minister, Mr Senzeni Zokwana on the FMD status of South Africa

The Honourable Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana addressed a media briefing on the Foot and Mouth disease status of South Africa held on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 in Pretoria. The Minister gave background on the current status of key Foot and Mouth disease control measures in the country to safeguard the […]

Share Button
DAFF Media Statement – OIE encouraged by progress made in the Foot-and-Mouth Disease controlled areas

The maintenance of South Africa’s zonal freedom of foot-and-mouth disease without vaccination is imperative for sustainable exports of our livestock and their products. The World Organization for Animal Health’s visit during December 2014 was a scheduled follow up to a visit during 2013. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ media statement conveys that the OIE mission was […]

Share Button
Meeting relating to the import of certain livestock from the Republic of Namibia into the Republic of South Africa

Download

Share Button
DAFF represented at the OIE 82nd General Session

Download

Share Button
National Agricultural Marketing Council Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996, as amended (Act No. 47 of 1996)

Download

Share Button
RMIF Office Bearers 2014 announced

Download

Share Button
Project construction on KZN NRMDP well on track

Download

Share Button
Nomination of candidates for appointment to the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC)

Download

Share Button
Press Release – South Africa regains Foot and Mouth Free Zone Status where vaccination is not practiced

Download

Share Button
IMS-INTERNATIONAL MEAT SECRETARIAT PRESS RELEASE

Download

Share Button
NOTICE 1074 OF 2013 – MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1941 (ACT 17 OF 1941) PROPOSED PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CERTAIN WORDS ANNEXURE

Download

Share Button
MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1941 (ACT 17 OF 1941) PROPOSED PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CERTAIN WORDS ANNEXURE

Download

Share Button
DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1941 (ACT 17 OF 1941) PROPOSED PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CERTAIN WORDS

Download

Share Button
PUBLICATION OF EXPLANATORY SUMMARY OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE AMENDMENT BILL, 2013

Download

Share Button
Consumer Protection Act 68-2008

Consumer Protection Act 68-2008

Share Button
Vaccinations Article

Article vaccinations

Share Button
Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

  MEDIA RELEASE                                           For Immediate Release                                       10 March 2018   LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA   The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) represents the entire red meat value chain from the Primary Producer through to the Consumer and records its concern that lives have been lost as a result of the outbreak of Listeriosis. […]

Share Button
Source of Listeriosis Outbreak revealed

  The Source has been identified!  Please see attached a summary of the media briefing held on 04 March by the Minister of Health as well as some Anelich Consulting views.  Now is the time to learn more about the organism and how to control it……. SAAFoST is holding a second Listeriosis Workshop in Johannesburg […]

Share Button
NAMC News Statement RE Request for continuation of statutory levy & measures in the Red Meat Industry

NEWS STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COUNCIL REQUEST FOR THE CONTINUATION OF STATUTORY MEASURES RELATING TO LEVIES, REGISTRATION AND RECORDS & RETURNS IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF THE MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ACT REQUEST FOR COMMENTS / INPUTS FROM ROLE PLAYERS IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY It is hereby made known […]

Share Button
Illegal Donkey Slaughter for their Skins

LWCC Statement As a result of the unproven belief in some countries in the Far East that a preparation made from donkey skins has medicinal value, donkeys are being slaughtered illegally in Africa for their skins only.  Many donkeys are simply stolen, others are bought at a fraction of the price that buyers get for […]

Share Button
Listeriosis Update

20 February 2018 NINETH UPDATE ON LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA By Dr Lucia Anelich The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 20 February 2018. The outbreak is across all nine provinces. The cases have jumped from 872 on 15 February […]

Share Button
Animal Welfare at the Abattoir – Course Info & Registration 24-26 July 2018 Western Cape

This 2.5 day course is developed in conjunction with IRTA. The aim of the course is to promote knowledge on just and equitable standards of practice, operation and legislation on animal welfare at abattoirs and by raising awareness and value of the processes to the South African and Global Community. The course covers the International […]

Share Button
Eighth update on Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

By Dr Lucia Anelich The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 14 February 2018. The outbreak is across all nine provinces. The cases have jumped from 852 on 06 February to 872 (20 more), BUT with a huge jump from 107 […]

Share Button
Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

  Dr Lucia Anelich recently wrote on the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa, for the Food and Beverage Reporter.  It deals (amongst other things) with the food control system in SA and roles of industry and consumers in food safety in general. Please do keep an eye on latest developments posted on her website at www.anelichconsulting.co.za […]

Share Button
SIXTH UPDATE ON LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA

By Dr Lucia Anelich Register here for the SAAFoST Listeriosis Workshop on 14 February 2018. Not to be missed! The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa as at 25 January 2018. The outbreak is across all nine provinces. The cases have jumped from 767 on 16 January to […]

Share Button
NATIONAL RPO ELECTS NEW CHAIRMEN

RPO Press Release   24 January 2018 The national Red Meat Producers’ Organisation this week appointed two new Vice Chairmen at its Executive Council meeting in Bloemfontein. Mr James Faber of the Northern Cape, who used to be second Vice Chairman, is now the first Vice Chairman in the place of Dr Pieter Prinsloo, who […]

Share Button
Assignment letters for the provision of Meat Inspection Service at Abattoirs

  The Minister has signed the assignment letters for the provision of meat inspection service at abattoirs on the 19th December 2017, in line with the meat inspection scheme. This therefore means that all abattoirs that are to be serviced by assignees must procure meat inspection service from the listed assignees (see attached list). Due […]

Share Button
Update on Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

05 January 2017 THIRD UPDATE ON LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA By Dr Lucia Anelich The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 03 January 2018. In summary:  There are now 717 confirmed cases (550 on 5 December) i.e. 167 more […]

Share Button
Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa – Latest!

20 December 2017 LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA – LATEST! The NICD has provided the latest update on the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – attached to this note as at 19 December. There are now 647 confirmed cases (550 on 5 December) i.e. almost 100 more in a question of 14 days. VERY sadly, […]

Share Button
6 month Meat Examiner course – Entries close 1 Feb 2018

Meat examiners FAQ Meat Examiners – Flyer Learner registration form

Share Button
Outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa

The Red Meat Industry Forum has taken note with concern of the outbreak of listeriosis as reported by the Department of Health on 5 December 2017 which could be misleading with the large number of photos of livestock portrayed in media coverage thereof. Listeria monocytogenes is the primary cause of the illness called listeriosis. This […]

Share Button
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COUNCIL APPOINTS ZAMA XALISA AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has appointed Zama Xalisa as the new Chief Executive Officer on a 5-year contract. Prof PK Chauke, Council Chairperson, said the board took into cognizance the importance of business continuity and stability in its decision to appoint Mr. Xalisa. Zama previously served as Senior Manager; Agricultural Trusts at the […]

Share Button
Antimicrobial Resistance – Using antibiotics wisely

Calls to diminish the use of antibiotics are becoming more frequent. The aim is not to prevent the use of antibiotics, but to use antibiotics as carefully as we can, so that we can prolong the time that current antibiotics remain useful, and also comply with residue regulations. The global problem of antibiotic resistance is […]

Share Button
AgriSA – Illegal Hunting with Dogs

South African farmers are not only concerned about worsening weather patterns, land issues and farm murders, but also have to deal with growing criminal activities on their farms like illegal hunting with dogs. These hunting actions have become more organised and sophisticated over the last decade, adding to the tension between farmers, communities and even […]

Share Button
Together Against Stock Theft

The National Stock Theft Prevention Forum requests that all role players in the red meat industry urgently play an active role in stock theft prevention and urge the general public for their assistance. The National Crime Statistics made available by the South African Police Service on 24 October 2017 has reference. The livestock theft statistics […]

Share Button
A feel good story – Transformation in the Retail Sector

Dogged determination seals the deal for ambitious Ramaphosa businessman Source: Supermarket&Retailer for FMCG, Retailers, Wholesalers & Suppliers Thursday, November 16 marked an important day in the history of Ramaphosa township and the life of businessman Mancha Nkoana as Pick n Pay officially opened a store at the township’s Stallion Shopping Centre. This is the first […]

Share Button
World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November

What can livestock producers and pet owners do to prevent antibiotic resistance?  Vaccinate animals to reduce the need for antibiotics;  Ensure that antibiotics given to animals are only used to treat infectious bacterial diseases and under veterinary supervision. Don’t use antibiotics on healthy animals.  Give antibiotics to animals at the prescribed dose and […]

Share Button
Red Meat Research & Development South Africa Awards Top Scientists

RMRD SA Press Release

Share Button
BRICS a growing market for SA agricultural exports

BRICS vision to deepen cooperation and trade for common development was this year boosted by the extension of the invitation to five non-members, which are Tajikistan, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt and Kenya – Sifiso Ntombela, Agbiz head international trade and investment intelligence Read more

Share Button
TRADE – SA crashes in competitive rankings, now ranks behind Rwanda

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is not only falling behind the rest of the world, but also behind several African countries. The latest WEF Global Competitiveness Report paints a damning picture of South Africa, which has dropped a mammoth 14 places to find itself ranked 61 out of 137 countries in the world.1 This is the lowest ranking for South Africa […]

Share Button
RMAA July-August Newsletter

The RMAA July – August Newsletter contains the following information: 2018 RMAA Conference and Congress Price Information System AST Training Feedback Animal Welfare at the Abattoir Competition Commission NAMC Council RMAA Transformation Funding JSE Market Notice Independent Meat Inspection Notes on Food Safety from Farm to Fork Compulsory Community Service (CCS) Vets Animal Identification, Recording […]

Share Button
Congratulations to the RMIF Office Bearers for the Year 2017-2018

Media Release For immediate release                                                                                          10 August 2017   The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Red Meat Industry Forum was held in Pretoria on 2 August 2017. Congratulations to the following office bearers and committee members that were unanimously re-elected to serve the Red Meat Industry for another year; Management Committee: Mr […]

Share Button
Animal Welfare at Slaughter Course, 6-8 November 2017

Course Details

Share Button
RMAA Newsletter May 2017

Kindly view the RMAA May Newsletter on our website, the Newsletter contains information on: The RMAA Conference and Congress took place at the Spier Wine Farms on the 17—19 May 2017. During the RMAA Conference and congress, feedback was provided on the activities of the Association, DAFF and Red Meat Industry Forum. Current industry discussions […]

Share Button
Gerhard Schutte appointed to the NAMC

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have announced that Gerhard Schutte (CEO of the Red Meat Producers Organization) has been appointed to serve on the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC). The appointment is in terms of Section 44 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No 47 of 1996) and his term […]

Share Button
PREDATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CENTRE NOW OPERATIONAL

The University of the Free State has signed service agreements with all four industries represented on the Predation Management Forum (PMF) to establish and manage a Predation Management Information Centre (PMIC).  The wool, mohair, red meat and wildlife industries have pooled their resources to create a space for collating and analysing reliable information on predation […]

Share Button
Crime Statistics: Livestock theft

The release of the crime statistics by the SAPS on 3 March 2017 to the Portfolio Committee was awaited with enthusiasm as it is the first time in years that crime statistics are made available on a quarterly basis. The major challenge on these statistics is that for so many years crime statistics were only […]

Share Button
SA Pork Producers’ Organization appoints new CEO

Press Release                          Embargo: None, for immediate release        15 March 2017   SAPPO appoints new CEO   PRETORIA – The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) has appointed Mr Johann Kotzé as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Kotzé takes over from Mr Simon Streicher, who is retiring after 17 years with the organisation.   Mr […]

Share Button
National Emergent Red Meat Producers (NERPO’s) Newsletter Feb/Mar 2017

NERPO Zone Feb/Mar 2017

Share Button
Reminder to Register for the Cattleman’s Conference 2017

Cattleman’s Conference 2017

Share Button
President Zuma contradicts the good work done in Operation Phakisa with confusing political rhetoric

Agri SA Media Release     Private Bag X180 Centurion 0046, Tel +27 (0)12 643 3400, Fax +27 (0)12 663 3178   25 February 2017   President Zuma contradicts the good work done in Operation Phakisa with confusing political rhetoric   The launch of Operation Phakisa on Friday 24th of February by President Zuma and the […]

Share Button
ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT JG ZUMA ON THE LAUNCH OF OPERATION PHAKISA

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT JG ZUMA ON THE LAUNCH OF OPERATION PHAKISA ON AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, ROODEPLAAT, PRETORIA Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Vice- Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Mr LI Yuanping and your delegation, Representatives of the agriculture and […]

Share Button
Minister signs Memorandum of Understanding with the People’s Republic of China

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                    24 FEBRUARY 2017 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the entry and exit animal inspection and quarantine with Chinese Vice Minister of the General Administration […]

Share Button
MEDIA ADVISORY PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LAUNCH OPERATION PHAKISA

MEDIA ADVISORY PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LAUNCH OPERATION PHAKISA ON AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 24 February 2017, launch the Operation Phakisa segment focusing on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in Roodeplaat, Pretoria. The Operation Phakisa programme, modelled around the Malaysian Big Fast Results methodology, is used by […]

Share Button
Red Meat Industry Workshop; 16 March 2017

Unlocking value for every actor in the SA Red Meat Industry and becoming a world class competitor A red meat industry workshop held during the 2016 Aldam Stockman School established broad consensus amongst the Meat Value Chain participants that the red meat industry and the consumer could benefit from a systemic strategic industry upgrade. It […]

Share Button
National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Newsletter Dec 2016

NERPO ZONE Dec 2016

Share Button
Launch of the National Animal Health Forum website

www.nahf.co.za  At the recent National Animal Health Forum (NAHF) meeting their new website was launched and they expressed the hope that all Forum members, and visitors, will find the features and functionality robust and user-friendly. Technology and software has changed radically over the last few years and the best platform was chosen for the future. […]

Share Button
Importation of Agricultural Regulated Products into South Africa

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Media Release

Share Button
New Beginnings for SAPPO

The annual general meeting approved a new constitution for SAPPO. The decision for a new SAPPO structure was not taken overnight and the decision to change was not taken lightly, says James Jenkinson, chairman. “It took intensive discussions with various role players, especially with our provincial organisations. They have done extraordinary work at ground level […]

Share Button
National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Newsletter Aug 2016

NERPO Zone August 2016

Share Button
Is there any truth in the claims that Red Meat causes cancer

Is there any truth in the claims that Red Meat causes cancer 

Share Button
Bovine Brucellosis is a disease destroying the Livestock industry which can also be transmitted to Humans

Media Release by the National Animal Health Forum (NAHF)   Brucellosis is spreading unabated in a number of  South African Provinces.  The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) together with industry’s National Animal Health Forum are combining efforts in an action to control and eventually eradicate Brucellosis from South Africa. This will necessarily mean that all […]

Share Button
Rabies Outbreak in Gauteng 2016

Rabies Outbreak in Gauteng 2016

Share Button
Ten things you should know about African Swine Fever

Ten things you should know about AFRICAN SWINE FEVER African swine fever (ASF) is found in warthogs, bush pigs and other wild pigs in the ASF-controlled areas of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal and in other Southern African countries. Domestic and wild pigs and their products may not be removed from ASF […]

Share Button
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Export Certification Process Outlined

  The general import/export process: The importing country normally prepares the requirements for any commodity imported into their country.   These requirements are put in place in an attempt to safeguard the animal health and disease situation of the importing country, by mitigating the risk of introducing disease as far as possible.  These rules/requirements/conditions are usually […]

Share Button
Red Meat Abattoir Association presents ISO 22000 Bridging Course 1-2 Aug 2016

ISO 22000 Bridging Course Information Flyer ISO bridging 1 – 2 August 2016

Share Button
Red Meat Abattoir Association presents Lead Auditor Course 12-16 Sep 2016

Flyer Lead Auditor 12 – 16 Spetember 2016 Registration Form Lead Auditor

Share Button
BFAP Baseline Pretoria 2016

The invitation to this year’s annual BFAP Baseline launch is attached. R.S.V.P. before 20 July to the BFAP Team

Share Button
Final Standard Operation Procedure when importing from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland for direct slaughter or feedlot

The finalized Standard Operating Procedure when importing from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland would also be published on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website (www.daff.gov.za) for public access and viewing. Now that the SOP has been finalized, importers of livestock for feedlot or direct slaughter purposes, will have the option of complying with the SOP […]

Share Button
NERPO Zone June 2016

National Emergent Red Meat Producer’s Organization newsletter June 2016

Share Button
South African Veterinary Strategy 2016-2026

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) thanks Industries for their participation in the public consultations on the South African Veterinary Strategy. Included is the final South African Veterinary Strategy as well as a list of the proposed implementation plans/policies/procedures which will now be drafted/finalised.  

Share Button
South African Meat Processors Association President’s Annual Report

Presidents Report Year Ending 2015

Share Button
Cleaver Awards

A thrilled Hendrik Steenkamp of Boma Vleismark in Moreletapark, Pretoria is all smiles as he receives a Gold Cleaver Award from Dr Nicolette Hall, the guest speaker at the awards function held at Definitive Conferencing in Isando, Ekurhuleni on Thursday afternoon’s (April 14) Cleaver awards. A record 35 000 nominations were received for the latest awards […]

Share Button
Home of Cattle International Series

Striving to give you the best and most up to date information that we can get our hands on, we research and search the globe to bring you the trends, highlights and most of all the true reflection of each breed.  We aim to highlight the benefits and show the overall picture to help you […]

Share Button
Varkboere is gereed vir biogasproduksie

Varkboere sit op ‘n biogas energiegoudmyn en is bereid om dit met die res van Suid-Afrika te deel. Maar dit kan slegs gebeur as die owerheid net ‘n paar werklikhede in ag wil neem en bereid is om te begin om geld op die regte plekke te bestee. Lees meer

Share Button
SAFA Cattleman’s Conference 2016

Cattleman’s Conference 2016 Programme 17 March 2016

Share Button
DAFF Communique Drought Update
Share Button
Training Course 8-11 March 2016 HMS_HACCP (Gauteng)

HMS HACCP ISO 22000 – Course Info & Registration 2016

Share Button
Communique Red Meat Carcass Classification System Workshop 1 March 2016

Communique

Share Button
NERPO ZONE February 2016

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organization’ electronic newsletter February 2016

Share Button
draft South African Veterinary Strategy

We preserve the health of our animals, to produce enough for ourselves and share with the world… Draft South African Veterinary Strategy | Public Consultations Schedule | Corrigendum to Government gazette notice No. 1062. | Community animal health care strategy | Animal Welfare Strategic implementation plan | Antimicrobial Resistance National Strategy Framework 2014-2024  |Animal Id Traceability Policy  | Laboratory approval Policy | VPH Strategic Implementation plan |Government Gazette 06 November 2015_ No 39370

Share Button
The importance of Ante Mortem inspection

Article

Share Button
Emergency Slaughter

Article

Share Button
MINISTER SENZENI ZOKWANA: DROUGHT RELIEF UPDATE AND COUNTRY’S READINESS TO IMPORT GRAINS

Members of the Media CEO of NAMC Mr Ronald Ramabulana CEO of AgriSA Mr Omri Van Zyl President of AFASA Mr. Mahanjana CEO of Grain SA Mr Jannie de Villiers Ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon South African Weather Service indicated that South Africa is currently in the grips of the worst drought in 23 years. […]

Share Button
Invitation for public to comment on the meat inspection scheme

Draft Meat Inspection Scheme for broader public comment.…read more

Share Button
Red Meat Abattoir Association December 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter Please see attached December 2015 Newsletter RMAA Conference and Congress Passing of Kobus Dicks 2016 Training Dates RMAA Services and Year Contract AgriSETA Funding RMAA & AST Fee Structure Price Information System Independent Meat Inspection Meat Export prioritization Workshop Salary investigation into the abattoir sector Increase of Service Fees – SAMIC: Meat […]

Share Button
draft Veterinary Strategy and accompanying strategic implementation plans – comment invited

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invite all interested institutions, organizations and individuals to submit written comments on the draft Veterinary Strategy and the accompanying strategic implementation plans, and to do so withing two (2) calendar months from the date of the publication of the public consulation notice to the following email address: Vet.Strategy@daff.gov.za […]

Share Button
ARC Annual Report 2014/15

ARC Annual Report 2014/15 The Agricultural Research Council (ARC), a schedule 3A public entity, is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation in support of the agricultural sector. Through its research work, the Council impacts the agriculture and related sectors significantly, particularly through scientific knowledge generation that […]

Share Button
THE MULES OPERATION AS APPLIED TO WOOL SHEEP

The Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee is a non-government organisation set up in 1978 to promote the welfare of farm livestock at all stages of production. It has wide representation of virtually all national organisations involved in the process of red meat production, including RMAA, SA Studbook, RPO, NWGA,GDARD,SA OBC, LAWA, SAVA, SAPPO, NSPCA, DAWS, UP […]

Share Button
RED MEAT IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Red Meat and Cancer Is there any truth in the claims that Red Meat causes cancer? A statement released by Prof Hettie Schönfeldt, Institute of Food, Nutrition    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published their evaluation of red and processed meat on October 26, 2015 in the British Medical journal The Lancet […]

Share Button
APPOINTMENT OF SAMPA GENERAL MANAGER

26 October 2015   Dear Industry Members    SUBJECT :              APPOINTMENT SAMPA GENERAL MANAGER It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Nadine Naylor as the General Manager for SAMPA. Nadine commenced with the Association effective today, 26th October 2015. The appointment of a General Manager ushers in a new era for SAMPA […]

Share Button
NERPO Zone October 2015

e-newsletter of the National Emergent Red Meat Producer’s Organization

Share Button
Media Release – NERPO 18th Annual Congress

Important resolutions to guide agricultural development from NERPO 18th Annual Congress

Share Button
Independent Meat Inspection – the approved implementation plan filed 14 July 2015

CASE NO. 84897/2014 In the matter between:- The Red Meat Industry Forum (Applicant) and The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (1st Respondent of 23 Respondents):- The following documents were filed by the Respondent’s on 14 July 2015 :- doc04573620150714143247 doc04573720150714143440 doc04573820150714143708 doc04573920150714143756 doc04574020150714143819 draft order  

Share Button
RMAA Newsletter June 2015

newsletter of the Red Meat Abattoir Association

Share Button
NERPO Zone June 2015

e-newsletter of the National Emergent Red Meat Producer’s Organization

Share Button
The World Steak Challenge – New Website and International Competition launched

We love steak. You crave steak. The world unites over steak. Mad for rib-eye, a well-rounded-rump, a succulent striploin? Or maybe T-Bone is your thing. We care that you care – so very much. You don’t want to be caught orderin’, buyin’, servin’, eatin’ or thinkin’ bad steak. You only want good steak in your […]

Share Button
Government wants to deepen the Value Chain in Agro-Processing

22 June 2015 The South African government is trying to deepen the value chain in the agro-processing sector as it is one of the important sectors in trade.

Share Button
Minister Davies Inaugurated the National Export Advisory Council

21 June 2015 The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has inaugurated the National Export Advisory Council …

Share Button
Black Industrialists Programme is Government’s Tool to Achieve Economic Demographic Transformation

21 June 2015 The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina says

Share Button
SA veeartse hou die vaandel hoog 11 Junie 2015

Drie Suid-Afrikaanse veeartse het by die Wêreldorganisasie vir Dieregesondheid se 83ste jaarvergadering uitgeblink.

Share Button
DAFF The Directorate of Animal Health – SWANVEST 234 Monthly Status Updates at May 2015

To comply with the second court order dated 27 February 2014, the Directorate of Animal Health, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published monthly status updates from March 2014 to April 2015 on the Department’s website and the reports were also emailed to the applicant and the third respondent. Final Import Policy – Sable Antelope from Zambia […]

Share Button
NERPO Zone May 2015

e-newsletter of the National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organization

Share Button
Cleaver Awards 2014 – Best Butchers Announced

News release 23 April 2014 BEST BUTCHERIES ANNOUNCED SA consumers have once again voted for their best butcheries   Johannesburg, 23 April 2014: The winners of the 2013 Cleaver Awards were announced today in Johannesburg. The best butcheries, both nationally and regionally, were awarded at a luncheon attended by senior members of the meat production […]

Share Button
Amendment: Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No. 35 of 1984) – amended tariff for a veterinary import permit

13 March 2015 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, acting under section 6 of the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No. 35 of 1+984) amended the tariff for a veterinary import permit. AMENDMENT

Share Button
No. 38637 Government Gazette, 30 March 2015: The Consumer Goods and Services Industry Code of Conduct

The Consumer Goods and Services Industry Code of Conduct and the Office of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud are the Industry Code and Ombud Scheme for the Consumer Goods and Services Industry set up in accordance with and accredited in terms of Section 82 (6) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 […]

Share Button
Notice 285 of 2015: draft Regulations to the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act, 2015 for public comments

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, invited all interested institutions, organization and individuals to submit written comments on the draft Regulations related to the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act, 2015, as set out in the Schedule. Comments must be submitted in writing within 30 days from the date of publication of […]

Share Button
Regulations relating to the performance of Compulsory Community Service (CCS)

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has in terms of section 43(1)(j) of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act No. 19 of 1982) and after consultation with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC), published regulations relating to the performance of Compulsory Community Service (CCS) on 20 March 2015. Regulations

Share Button
1st Outreach Day on bovine tuberculosis to be held on 2 March 2015

  We are excited to announce our first Outreach Day on bovine tuberculosis to be held on 2 March 2015 in Pretoria.  The attached invitation provides more information on the topics for discussion, venue, registration and contact details. Who should attend? Livestock producers, game farmers, wildlife and state veterinarians, wildlife managers, DAFF and DOH, in short everybody interested in […]

Share Button
Norms and Standards INDABA for Comprehensive Producer Support in South Africa

The Director-General of the Department Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Prof Edith Vries, invites industry stakeholders to the 1st Comprehensive Producer Support Indaba. The Indaba seeks to standardize all farming categories in South Africa. Date                    5 March Time                   […]

Share Button
REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF FERTILIZERS, FARM FEEDS, AGRICULTURAL REMEDIES, STOCK REMEDIES, STERILIZING PLANTS AND PEST CONTROL OPERATORS, APPEALS AND IMPORTS: AMENDMENT

STAATSKOERANT, 6 FEBRUARIE 2015                       No. 38455  3   The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, acting under section 23 of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947 (Act no.36 of 1947) hereby publish notice to amend tariffs as published in the Regulation R.207 of 1 April 2014 […]

Share Button
NOTICE 126 OF 2015: DRAFT REGULATIONS REGARDING THE PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENCE APPLICATIONS IN TERMS OF SECTION 26(1) (k) OF THE NATIONAL WATER ACT, 1998 (ACT NO. 36 of 1998):  

STAATSKOERANT, 12 FEBRUARIE 2015                       No. 38465  3 The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Paula Mokonyane, gave notice of the intention, under the powers vested in her by section 69(1)(a), of the National Water Act, (Act No. 36 of 1998), to publish the regulations contained in this Schedule in respect of procedural requirements for water use […]

Share Button
New Meat Marking and Classification Regulations, R.55 as gazetted on 30 January 2015

  Herewith the latest regulations regarding meat marking and classification as gazetted on 30 January 2015. The scope covers beef, pork, mutton and goat and it will come into effect 6 months after the date of the publication thereof (i.e. end of July 2015). Regulations

Share Button
IMS Newsletter 550

IMS Newsletter No. 550 Generated on January 28, 2015  

Share Button
Lead Auditor Course

Lead Auditor Course 9-13 February 2015 Registration Form

Share Button
The 13th China International Meat Industry Exhibition (CIMIE 2015)

The 13th China International Meat Industry Exhibition (CIMIE 2015) will be in Qingdao International Convention Center from Sept. 20-22, 2015, which is a very beautiful city in East China. CIMIE 2015 will have 3 halls, Hall 1 is for large Chinese meat companies and foreign pavilions (1A13, 1A14, 1A23 and 1A24 for foreign pavilions), Hall […]

Share Button
Animal Welfare Multi-stakeholder Engagement Workshop

“the humane treatment of animals is in all our interest” The Executive: Standards of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Dr Sadhvir Bissoon cordially invites industry to attend a Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Venue: National Zoological Gardens (Waterhole) 262 Boom Street, Pretoria Date:   Tuesday, 17 February 2015 Time: 8am-2pm RSVP to Irma.loots@sabs.co.za by 10 February […]

Share Button
Media Statement by the Honourable Minister, Mr Senzeni Zokwana on the FMD status of South Africa

The Honourable Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana addressed a media briefing on the Foot and Mouth disease status of South Africa held on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 in Pretoria. The Minister gave background on the current status of key Foot and Mouth disease control measures in the country to safeguard the […]

Share Button
DAFF Media Statement – OIE encouraged by progress made in the Foot-and-Mouth Disease controlled areas

The maintenance of South Africa’s zonal freedom of foot-and-mouth disease without vaccination is imperative for sustainable exports of our livestock and their products. The World Organization for Animal Health’s visit during December 2014 was a scheduled follow up to a visit during 2013. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ media statement conveys that the OIE mission was […]

Share Button
Meeting relating to the import of certain livestock from the Republic of Namibia into the Republic of South Africa

Download

Share Button
DAFF represented at the OIE 82nd General Session

Download

Share Button
National Agricultural Marketing Council Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996, as amended (Act No. 47 of 1996)

Download

Share Button
RMIF Office Bearers 2014 announced

Download

Share Button
Project construction on KZN NRMDP well on track

Download

Share Button
Nomination of candidates for appointment to the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC)

Download

Share Button
Press Release – South Africa regains Foot and Mouth Free Zone Status where vaccination is not practiced

Download

Share Button
IMS-INTERNATIONAL MEAT SECRETARIAT PRESS RELEASE

Download

Share Button
NOTICE 1074 OF 2013 – MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1941 (ACT 17 OF 1941) PROPOSED PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CERTAIN WORDS ANNEXURE

Download

Share Button
MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1941 (ACT 17 OF 1941) PROPOSED PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CERTAIN WORDS ANNEXURE

Download

Share Button
DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1941 (ACT 17 OF 1941) PROPOSED PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF CERTAIN WORDS

Download

Share Button
PUBLICATION OF EXPLANATORY SUMMARY OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE AMENDMENT BILL, 2013

Download

Share Button
Consumer Protection Act 68-2008

Consumer Protection Act 68-2008

Share Button
Vaccinations Article

Article vaccinations

Share Button

redlint

Share Button