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Clover CEO confident of profit turnaround

Sep 19 2014 12:27

Clover may have posted sour results for the year ending June 2013, but CEO Johann Vorster is confident the group will restore profitability.

    Agribusiness

    Chinese dairy group buys Australian farms

    Sep 17 2014 09:30

    Chinese dairies looking for new sources of cows' milk are buying Australian farms and intend to bring Chinese workers to help staff them, reports a newspaper.

    Agribusiness

    Clover profits sour on costs, inflation

    Sep 16 2014 11:28

    Food and beverage firm Clover Industries has posted a 14.2% fall in earnings, clipped by brisk inflation levels and higher raw material costs.

    Agribusiness

    Scientists fear wide use of antibiotics on farms

    Sep 15 2014 16:15

    Scientists fear the widespread use of antibiotics on farms may be a factor in the rise of bacteria that grow resistant to drugs and infect humans.

    Economy

    SA citrus growers suspend EU exports

    Sep 08 2014 12:31

    South African citrus producers will voluntarily suspend exports to the European Union in order to comply with EU standards against a fungal disease.

    Economy

    Nkwinti in push for land ceilings - farms body

    Sep 08 2014 11:18

    Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti used a summit to push for land limits, claims an agricultural body which says delegates are frustrated by corruption levels.

    Agribusiness

    Pioneer eyes separate listing for Quantum

    Sep 05 2014 14:14

    Pioneer Foods has announced plans to spin off its Quantum Foods unit, with the aim of listing it as a separate entity on the JSE.

    Agribusiness

    Nigeria nurtures its cocoa industry

    Sep 05 2014 09:44

    High unemployment and poverty levels have prompted the Nigerian government to look again at cocoa for which prices have been rising.

    Economy

    Pacific panel agrees to cut young tuna catch

    Sep 04 2014 13:15

    Countries and regions that fish in the northern Pacific have agreed to cut by half the number of young bluefin tuna they catch.

    Agribusiness

    Pioneer plummets

    Sep 04 2014 11:12

    Shares in Pioneer Foods have dropped sharply after the food manufacturer said it expects full-year earnings to rise by more than 20% compared with last year.

    Agribusiness

    Avian flu hits China poultry farm

    Sep 02 2014 08:30

    Nearly 18 000 geese have died on a poultry farm in northeast China after being stricken by the H5N6 bird flu virus last month.

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    Agribusiness

    Ebola outbreak hits Thai rice exporters

    Sep 01 2014 08:52

    Rice exporters in Thailand fear that the ebola pandemic will negatively affect rice prices as ships refuse to sail to ports in the afflicted countries.

    Agribusiness

    Local brandy producers lift their game

    Aug 28 2014 11:30

    SA drinkers can raise their glasses in appreciation of quality after the Wine and Spirits Board legislated revisions to the definitions of premium brandy.

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