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Welcome to the April 2015 issue of the Red Meat Producers Organisation's Newsletter 

BEK-EN-KLOUSEER NIE AFGESKEEP NIE

Suid-Afrika se vleisbedryf van R50 miljard is té belangrik vir die staat om Bek-en-Klouseer af te skeep, berig die Landbouweekblad.
Suid-Afrika se status as vry van Bek-en-Klouseer is vir die Departement van Landbou, Bosbou en Visserye ʼn voorkeursaak. Werk om die status te behou, sal dus nie geraak word deur die feit dat die departement minder geld vir sy volgende boekjaar gekry het nie, sê prof. Edith Vries, Direkteur-generaal.  Lees meer ...

CONSUMERS NEED TO BE EDUCATED ON MEAT CLASSIFICATION

A task team was appointed in 2009 to investigate the current classification system and after a lot of work, including research, it led to the 12th Meat symposium.
During the symposium it was pointed out that there are more factors than only age that influence meat quality. A number of changes that has happened after the implementation of the current classification system were pointed out.  Read more ...

OBP MOET BEKYK WORD

Die Nasionale Dieregesondheidsforum het die Direkteur-generaal van Landbou, Bosbou en Visserye, prof Edith Vries, in ‘n brief versoek dat die vervaardiging, verskaffing en verspreiding van entstowwe deur Onderstepoort Biologiese Produkte (OBP) dringend ondersoek word.
Volgens die brief was die voorsiening van kritiese entstowwe aan die diereproduksiebedryf tot dusver uiters problematies.
Ondanks kommunikasie-inisitiewe deur die OBP en herhaaldelike beloftes dat die nodige entstowwe beskikbaar sal wees, bly die verspreiding daarvan onaanvaarbaar en was dit vir die meeste boere tydens die afgelope seisoen onmoontlik om hul diere in te ent. Die situasie kan kritiek raak soos wat die getal ongeënte diere in die kudde besig is om te vermeerder.
Die Dieregesondheidsforum het versoek dat ‘n volledige finansiële-, prestasie-, en ‘n bevoegdheidsoudit binne die volgende maand onderneem word. Dit sal verseker dat veeboere alternatiewe kan oorweeg indien entstowwe nie in die lente van 2015 beskikbaar is nie.

PIG MEAT AND POULTRY MEAT PRODUCTION TO RISE

The European Union (EU) Commission has recently published its longer-term forecasts to 2024, according to the IMS Newletter 550. 
EU pig meat and poultry meat production are projected to continue to rise – although at a somewhat slower rate than the increases experienced in the past 10 years. Competition from lower cost producing countries is likely to reduce the opportunities for export growth for both these categories. Read more ...

INTERNATIONAL MEAT MARKET RECOVERING

Internationally, beef prices are expected to move sideways in the short term as the market is recovering due to the resolution in the US port, according to ABSA Agri Trends.
Bearish factors in the market still remain, as there are large supplies from Australia and higher slaughter rates in New Zealand which are expected to put pressure on prices. Lower demand in the US is also to put downward pressure on prices. Good rains could slow supply in the months to come, giving support to prices. Read more ...

MUTTON PRICES SHOULD REMAIN SOFT

Internationally, mutton prices should remain at soft levels due to softer international demand and the fact that the market is currently well supplied, according to ABSA Agri Trends.
Dry conditions in New Zealand have resulted in high slaughtering, which have boosted production. Retail demand is however expected pick up towards Easter. Locally, prices are expected to trade sideways in line with seasonal trends as well as good supplies. Demand is expected to improve towards Easter. Read more ...

Lamb & Mutton South Africa

The 2015 RPO Northern Cape RPO roadshow was once again proof that the red meat family is a tight knit bunch. The roadshow took place from the 2-5 March 2015 in some of the most majestic towns in the Northern Cape. Read more ...

April 2015

Belangrike Datums / Important Dates 

  • 15 April - Vrystaat RPO Dagbestuursvergadering
  • 15 April - Noord-Kaap RPO Veediefstal en Veiligheid
  • 15 April - RMIF Council Meeting
  • 16 April - Vrystaat RPO  Bestuursvergadering


Die April 2015-uitgawe van Red Meat/Rooivleis sal binnekort beskikbaar wees op www.agriconnect.co.za 


Veilings in April


MEER SKAPE VAN NAMIBIË INGEVOER

Spesiale droogtemaatreëls deur die Namibiese Vleisraad in samewerking met sy lewende hawe vennote, maak dit nou vir skaapboere moontlik om veel meer skape as voorheen na Suid-Afrika uit te voer, volgens ‘n artikel wat in die Republikein verskyn het.
Die Tegniese komitee van die Vleisraad het in die lig van die droogte en die druk op boere om hul vee so vinnig as moontlik te bemark en weiding te spaar, verligtingsmaatreëls vir die uitvoer van nie-slagbare skape aangekondig. Dit gaan egter met streng vereistes gepaard.  Lees meer ...

WORMS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

A Congress with the theme “What works with worms” will be presented by the Faculty of Veterinary Science, SAVA and the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC) on 25 and 26 May 2015 in Pretoria.
The aim is to present a full spectrum of useful information on current practical, useful and economically achievable measures to assist all advisors give correct, sustainable and holistic advice to farmers of small ruminants, whatever their scale from small to large, with the aim of managing all the important internal parasites. Read more ...

BEWARE OF WHAT YOU BUY IN!

Numerous reports were received of problems according to the monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa.
Resistant worms and ticks are bought in not even thinking what the consequences are going to be. Only later heartwater breaks out as infected bont ticks were also bought. Deaths occurred as cattle with infected African and Asiatic redwater blue ticks were bought. Not even to mention brucellosis, trichomonosis and vibriosis positive animals that were bought.  Most of the conditions and diseases reported could have been prevented by a good management (quarantine measures and testing animals brought in) and vaccination programs drawn up in collaboration with your veterinarian.  Read more ...

Perspective - The profitability and production of a beef herd on transitional Cymbopogon- Themeda veld, receiving three different levels of lick supplementation.

The importance of containing costs through the optimal utilization of feed emphasizes the need to optimize, rather than maximize, the rate of reproduction. It is, however, unknown which lick supplementation regimen, provided to an extensive beef herd on mixed veld, could bring about the most profitable and efficient farming enterprise. The aim of the study was thus to determine what lick supplementation regime would be most profitable in an extensive beef production system maintained on transitional Cymbopogon-Themeda veld.  Read  more ...

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