FROM THE SAPPO OFFICE

ASF in Delmas well maintained and no course for alarm

johann-kotze-sappo     African Swine Fewer (ASF) was diagnosed in mid-April on a small farm in the Delmas area in Mpumalanga. The farm had about 180 pigs, mainly fattening pigs, and a few sows bought from an auctioneer in the area. They were fed a mixture of bran and vegetable by-products from a local vegetable factory.

Mpumalanga Veterinary Services immediately placed the farm under quarantine.

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ANIMAL HEALTH

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NAHF keeps close watch over health matters

SAPPO is represented on the National Animal Health Forum (NAHF) by Dr Peter Evans of SAPPO. The Forum is active and constantly liase with DAFF on all animal health concerns. Read more about the Forum and its activities and access its disease report of March 2019.

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COMMUNICATION

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If you are not yet on SAPPO’s SMS list for news and other notifications, please send your cellphone number to derick@greenpepper.biz. If you want to add a friend’s email address to be included in SAPPO’s digital messages, also send the detail to the above address.

 

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ANIMAL HEALTH

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Kgadi and her team doing good work on behalf of producers

Kgadi Senyatsi, who heads SAPPO’s Business Development division, and her team have finished their ASF surveillance in North West. Dr Peter Evans, who heads consumer assurance at SAPPO, is analysing the data and the results will be made known soon. Meanwhile, the team has also been deployed to the Delmas area to do surveillance there. A big thank you for your hard work.

 

COMMUNICATION

In the latest issue of Porcus

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• SAPPO chairman, Johann van der Walt, airs his views
• The latest SAPPO news
• What is happening on the consumer education front?
• Well-trained farmers could enhance your business
• Focus on classification
• Kampvegter vir vleis vereer
• Martin swem ver vir liefdadigheid

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CONSUMER EDUCATION

Here are our latest magazine advertorials

View SAPPO’s latest magazine pork advertorial in Fresh LivingKook en Kuier and Taste Magazine.

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CONSUMER EDUCATION

Supermarket campaigns will start soon

The first three campaigns with national retailers will start soon. It will be supported by in-store promotions.

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SAPPO AGM: Book and register now

The acquisition of new insights through data will be in the spotlight at SAPPO’s AGM and Conference that will take place on 4 & 5 September 2019 I Misty Hills Country Hotel, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

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RESEARCH

Agri SA survey confirms structural shift in research spend

researchxxx.152754    Agri SA today released its 2019 survey which shows the agriculture sector has undergone a discernible structural shift in research spend. The survey indicates that the spend is moved away from the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and towards a variety of private institutions.

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FEED

Results of Biomin’s latest mycotoxin survey

ScreenShot2019-04-24at3.48.00PM.155010    Biomin’s mycotoxin survey report for 2018 reveals impacts of the main mycotoxins in 2019. In the last years, fumonisins were the most prevalent mycotoxins globally. Also in 2018, they claim their position and are highly abundant at high concentrations in raw commodities.

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INTERNATIONAL

Spain unveils new pork welfare scheme

Spanish pork board Interporc has unveiled a new certified animal welfare seal, IAWS, to endorse good practices within the industry.

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