FROM THE SAPPO OFFICE
ASF in Delmas well maintained and no course for alarm
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.
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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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.
In the latest issue of Porcus
• 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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Supermarket campaigns will start soon
The first three campaigns with national retailers will start soon. It will be supported by in-store promotions.
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.
Agri SA survey confirms structural shift in research spend
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.
Results of Biomin’s latest mycotoxin survey
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.
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.
SAPPO News is the monthly electronic newsletter of the SA Pork Producers’ Organisation.