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Avian influenza: Biosecurity measures are now vital

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has made an urgent appeal to...

Top-three measures to prevent ASF on smallholdings

The occurrence of the African swine fever (ASF) virus across South Africa is a socio-economic issue and with more outbreaks reported outside...

Hygiene practices can help curb the spread of ASF

The recent outbreak of African swine flu (ASF) in the Western Cape is a reminder that the food supply chain is under...

Combat worms with selective and goal-oriented management

It is common knowledge that parasites can wreak havoc on a small-stock farm. Internal parasites, or worm populations, have a habit of...

The battle against FMD is far from won

The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo in November 2019, during which 19 farms and agricultural facilities tested positive for FMD,...

All you need to know about new livestock biosecurity rules

On 13 November 2020, the Biosecurity Rules for Livestock Agents were published in Government Gazette 43900, Board Notice 135 of 2020. All...

Biosecurity rules become law for livestock agents

The biosecurity rules for livestock agents as set out by the Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) came into effect on 13 November...

McIntosh Polela launches the SafeCitizen project

Former Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela recently launched SafeCitizen, a project that aims to promote the responsible possession and use of firearms in...

Anatomy of an auction

The livestock auction industry finds itself at a crossroads and is likely to see a few profound changes over the next few...

Strategies for maintaining minimum pesticide residue levels

Ever since the term ‘biosecurity’ took a front seat on the global ecological train, consumer demand has increased for greater volumes of...