Get the Edge! | Management Tools for Poultry Farmers

By

Justine de Winnaar
The egg industry seems to be in a constant battle to maintain a wholesome reputation.  With increased acceptance of the paleo, LCHF and ketogenic diets, where eating whole foods is encouraged, the versatile egg is regaining its well deserved spot on South African’s menus.  The recent salmonella food poisoning scare in KZN has seen many...
Read More
Imports of shell chicken table eggs from 2014 to Aug 2018.  The torrent of imports has continued from Brazil.  Questions must be asked; what is the quality of these eggs upon arriving on our shores, can our market accommodate the influx of these additional eggs and are they liable for any tariff duties?  We certainly...
Read More
Friday, 12 October, is World Egg Day, established by the International Egg Commission (IEC) in 1996, with the aim of dedicating a day to educate the nation on this powerhouse food source jam packed with good quality proteins and essential vitamins and minerals, which has in the past received undue criticism for its cholesterol content. In...
Read More
Imports of shell chicken table eggs from 2014 to 1H2018.  The sudden rise in Brazilian imports is concerning on a number of levels, and one has to question what impact the transatlantic journey had on the quality of these eggs.
Read More
AI update abroad The global health community is on high alert as there are fears that the H7N9 strain of bird flu could spark a pandemic and prove as destructive as the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak. The virus has been circulating among poultry in China and to date has killed 623 people – 38% of...
Read More
A team of Spanish researchers from the University of Oviedo completed a study to determine the environmental impact of intensive egg production. The results showed that the production of the feed contributed the most towards the sector’s carbon footprint. A smaller contribution comes from the materials used for packaging eggs, and the team said that...
Read More
A recent study by scientists at Oxford and Peking Universities has found that Chinese people who ate an egg a day were associated with a lower risk of strokes and cardiovascular disease. The 1950’s British Egg Marketing Board’s slogan, ‘Go to work on an egg,’ still holds true today!
Read More
Eggs consumed per capita per annum in a range of countries in 2016.  South Africans need to eat more eggs!
Read More
The devastating economic impact of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on the South African poultry industry in 2017.  The virus has continued to linger in summer, when it poses the least threat, hence the rising concern for what lies ahead in the winter season.
Read More
The average selling price of different animal protein sources for 2013 to 2017, supplied by AMT and SAPA. The slow, steady increase changes markedly due to the effect of the drought in 2016 and avian influenza in 2017.
Read More
1 5 6 7 8