From the Desk

M at­ters le­gal, trade, or­gan­i­sa­tional and brin­ing

The Poultry Bulletin - - CONTENTS -

Last month, I started by talk­ing about the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions and they cer­tainly were an in­ter­est­ing set of re­sults lots of change and yet lit­tle if you dig deeper into the vot­ing pat­terns. When it comes to the broiler and egg in­dus­tries, there’s also not much change as things con­tinue to go badly, per­haps more so for broiler than egg pro­duc­ers.

The lat­est weather pre­dic­tions are now sug­gest­ing that the tran­si­tion from El Niño to La Nina will be slightly de­layed, with the La Nina ef­fect likely to be seen later in the sea­son. Hope­fully the rains will come in time for a de­cent maize har­vest so that feed in­gre­di­ents prices can start to fall next year. Spring is here.

Last month, I had to re­port on the pass­ing of Arend Kuipers. This month, I’m sad­dened to re­port on a fur­ther loss with the pass­ing of Dr Louis Theron. Even as his health started to fail, Louis’s great pas­sion and en­ergy for his work didn’t fal­ter and he con­tin­ued to work hard for the greater good of the in­dus­try. I’ll miss him greatly as will we all. His fam­ily and Carien will miss him even more. Brin­ing M uch work took place last month to pre­pare for the re­view of the brin­ing reg­u­la­tions, which will’ve taken place be­fore you read this. Around 4,000 pages later, the case is ready for Court. Hope­fully, one part of the ap­pli­ca­tion, namely a sus­pen­sion of the reg­u­la­tions pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the re­view, will have been com­mu­ni­cated to you sep­a­rately. The main de­ci­sion isn’t likely for a cou­ple of months.

We ap­plied sep­a­rately to DAFF for an ex­emp­tion to de­ter­mine that the date of im­ple­men­ta­tion should mean the date of last pro­duc­tion, not sale. Both the Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and the DG de­nied

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