Mov­ing ahead

The Poultry Bulletin - - CONTENTS - By Christo­pher Ma­son

F Tunded train­ing gath­ers pace and tech­ni­cal com­mit­tees formed he week started on a wor­ry­ing note for all South Africans, as the Rand de­pre­ci­ated to its low­est ever value against the US Dol­lar, and mar­kets around the world lost 2.7 Tril­lion USD in value on the back of eco­nomic data from China sparked by a de­val­u­a­tion of the Chi­nese Yuan. By Tues­day, mar­kets started re­cov­er­ing and the Rand set­tled due to SARB in­di­cat­ing that they may pos­si­bly in­ter­vene. Opin­ions abound on what will hap­pen next, but the gen­eral con­sen­sus is that the mar­kets are due for a ma­jor cor­rec­tion and can­not be sus­tained at the high lev­els we have seen for the last 18 months. It’s go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing next few months.

On a lighter note, we are slowly edg­ing to­wards spring and longer days and the busiest pe­riod for the poul­try sec­tor with 3 months left un­til the an­nual fes­tive sea­son. It’s this time of year that many sud­denly re­alise that the end of the year is loom­ing and a lots still needs to be ac­com­plished. One of these indi­ca­tors is the plethora of en­quiries I re­ceive on how to start a small poul­try busi­ness by in­di­vid­u­als want­ing to take ad­van­tage of the fes­tive sea­son de­mand for poul­try prod­ucts.

Gal­liova Awards 2015

Ar­range­ments for Gal­liova are on track with Pro­tac­tic the PR com­pany hard at work mak­ing the nec­es­sary ar­range­ments for this year’s event. The venue Cavalli Stud farm in Som­er­set West has been con­firmed and this year’s judges have been iden­ti­fied. The pre-judg­ing event will take place in Jo­han­nes­burg on 28 Septem­ber. A re­minder that there is a Food­eg­g­cel­lence Face­book page and the num­ber of likes has sur­passed the 4500 mark. Visit this as www. face­book.com/pages/food-eg Gcel­lence/634550609991573?fr ef=ts. In­vi­ta­tions to this year’s event will be sent out to SAPA mem­bers in early Septem­ber.

DAFF funded Farmer Train­ing

Since last month’s is­sue, the DAFF funded train­ing has gained mo­men­tum. To date, 107

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