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AFGRI sells poultry business to focus on grain

Former AFGRI Poultry unit will now be known as Daybreak Farms
 AFGRI, a leading South African agriculturalsolutions and industrial foods company, together with the Public InvestmentCorporation, announced the sale of AFGRI Poultry, as well as AFGRI’sKinross Animal Feeds Mill, to AFPO Consortium Proprietary Limited. 
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Corn price rise hits South African feed market

FAO says prices up 17 percent from a year ago
South Africa’s feed manufacturers and animal protein producers face higher ingredient costs. FAO’s latest food price trends bulletin reports that May 2015 prices for yellow maize in South Africa were 17 percent higher than a year earlier.
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US, South Africa reach deal for fair poultry trade

US poultry products are expected to enter South African market before end of 2015
U.S. and South African negotiators on June 5 reached anagreement to end South Africa’s tariffs on U.S. poultry. With the agreementreached, U.S. poultry products are expected to enter the South African marketbefore the end of 2015.
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Working with, rather than against, local producers sees business grow for Zimbabwean broiler, chick company.

Irvine’s Zimbabwe: Inclusivity key in African poultry sector

Zimbabwe-based integrated poultry company Irvine’s Africa has grown from 13 employees in 1957 to now having a presence in 22 countries across Africa, stretching from neighboring South Africa to Ethiopia.
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The RDCFT for the Middle East and Africa meets in Scotland

Presentations and interactive case studies focused on technical service and strong partnerships with distributors and customer focus teams
“A Partnership in Excellence” was the theme of the recent Ross Distributor Customer Focus Team meeting for the Middle East and Africa as it celebrated its tenth year.
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Hawa Chicken is latest to join Ross 400 Club MEA

The company is the third member of the club since it was established in the Middle East and Africa last year
Hawa Chicken is the latest poultry firm to achieve entry to the Ross® 400 Club in the Middle East and Africa.
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Analysis: Avian influenza and the role of the OIE

The World Organisation for Animal Health offers rules to ensure that trade does not spread animal diseases and that trade continues where a disease poses no threat. Avian influenza is included in those rules.
The spread of avian influenza in the US and its global tradeimplications has spotlighted trade rules designed to protect poultry importersand exporters.
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