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The senseless attacks on our producers and agri workers must be condemned

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has condemned the killing of a farmer, Mr Willem van der Westhuizen, and the assault on his wife, Christine, in an attack on their farm outside VanRyhynsdorp. Minister Meyer said, “I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the community of VanRynsdorp. The senseless, …

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South Africa’s animal vaccines shortage impedes economic growth and jobs creation

“Farmers cannot afford any further setbacks after having survived a drought that decimated many herds. Farmers are still trying to recover and rebuild their herds. No business can survive constant decimation of its asset base repeatedly over a short space of time” says Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer. Meyer was responding to …

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The public and agriculture sector are urged to be vigilant following the detection of avian influenza

The Western Cape Veterinary Services has warned poultry farmers that avian influenza has been detected in two commercial layer farms in the Paardeberg area (in the Drakenstein and Swartland Local Municipalities). Approximately 120 000 birds have died or have been destroyed. The first outbreak was confirmed on Friday, 21 April, and the second on Tuesday, 25 …

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