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Food security – chicken

Food security in South Africa will be put at risk if the chicken business is not safeguarded. Consider this: in Africa, Nigeria doesn’t allow chicken imports, neither does Kenya nor do many others on the continent. Almost all the Southern African countries apply quantitative import controls, generally limiting imported products such as poultry. Our neighbors tightly control their borders to …

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Chicken prices to soar

Chicken prices to soar Chicken prices are expected to increase by 10 percent in the festive season. Poultry prices are expected to soar by at least 10 percent this festive season due to increased demand. Increases of 20 percent are expected in the new year as stocks of maize, a major input into poultry feed, become depleted. Only imports of …

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CALLMECHICKEN

It’s strange how we pick up certain expressions. From the time I was a little kid, one of the worst forms of derision was to be called, “Chicken.” The quickest way to get a fight started was to use this name against a target of ridicule. The implication was always that a chicken was a coward, or lacking in courage. …