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Agri Securitas disburses R1,9 million to fight agricultural crime

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes On 5 September 2022, the board of trustees of the Agri Securitas Trust Fund met to consider requests for...

SAIF and DALRRD sign agreement on regulatory capacity

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes The Strategic Agricultural Input Forum (SAIF) and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) recently signed...

FMD ban lifted, but only partially

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has announced that the 21 day ban on...

The role of veterinarians at South African abattoirs

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Sustainability plays a key role in any industry. It is with this in mind that the Ruminant Veterinary Association...
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Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak confirmed in North West

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been confirmed in the Potchefstroom district in North West. This is in...

Industry launches appeal against SA regulations of new breeding techniques

Late last year, the national Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) announced that a diverse and evolving group of products derived...

Electronic auctions: The new normal?

Many auction houses, buyers and producers have embraced electronic auctions in order to adapt to the current situation. The South African livestock industry has...

Cross-border crime increasing between Lesotho and Eastern Cape

AgriOrbit recently reported on the increase of cross-border crime between the Free State and Lesotho. Further south, the situation seems to be equally dire...

Responsible use of antibiotics: The key to a safe food chain

An antibiotic is an agent that can kill or slow down the growth of harmful bacteria in humans and animals. This useful drug is...

Quick overview of GMOs in South Africa

Growing genetically engineered crops has made inroads into food production and revolves mainly around herbicide tolerance and resistance to insects. The scientific advantages of...