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Movement Restrictions for Blue-Ear Disease in Pigs not yet Lifted

26 August 2004

The Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape, Mr Cobus Dowry, today confirmed that the movement restrictions that were instituted to prevent the spread of Blue-ear disease in pigs in the Western Cape will remain in place until all pigs from... Read More

Farm workers will remain on the agenda

17 August 2004

The last two days a farm workers in Indaba was held at Elsenburg at Stellenbosch and during the indaba a platform was established for a partnership between employer and employee in agriculture.   Read More

Statement by Minister of Agriculture on Suspected Avian Influenza

4 August 2004

Suspected Avian Influenza - Western Cape Alert   Read More

New Agricultural Training Centre to be Opened in Clanwilliam

3 August 2004

A new agricultural training centre will be opened at the Augsburg Gymnasium, Clanwilliam on Friday 6 August 2004 as part of the empowerment programme of the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape. Read More

Effects of stronger Rand on Agriculture

21 July 2004

The exchange rate appreciation has positive implications for some industries, while negatively affecting others. The state of agricultural markets affects everything from the income of farmers to the trade balance. Read More

3 Provinces project a triumph

6 July 2004

Joint statement by: Mr Cobus Dowry: MEC for Agriculture in the Western Cape Mrs Tina Joemat-Pettersson: MEC for Agriculture in the Northern Cape Mr Lumkile Ngada: Head of Department of Agriculture in the Eastern Cape   Read More

3 Provinces agreement - "Die Kaap is weer Hollands"

29 June 2004

In December 2003, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the SA Agri Academy entered into an agreement with Fair Trade Assistance in the Netherlands to secure EU market access for emerging farmers.   Read More

Blue Ear Disease in Pigs: Possible Source of Infection Further Investigated

27 June 2004

The acting Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture Mr. Pierre Uys announced today that another farm in the Cape Flats was found positive for Blue Ear Disease on blood samples submitted to the Onderstepoort Veterinary... Read More

Suspected Outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)

17 June 2004

Statement By Cobus Dowry Minister Of Agriculture: Western Cape Read More

Dowry: Further drought assistence required

10 June 2004

Statement By Cobus Dowry Minister Of Agriculture In The Western Cape Visit to Drought Areas - Further Drought Assistance Required Read More

Outbreak of Salmonella cholerasuis NOT "Pig Cholera" or Swine Fever

7 June 2004

The Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape, Mr Cobus Dowry today cautioned against confusion of the disease responsible for deaths on a pig farm in Philippi with a more serious disease of pigs feared internationally but does not occur in South... Read More

Visit to De Doorns - Alledged Buldozing of Workers' Houses

17 May 2004

During the course of last week a very disturbing report about a farmer in De Doorns who allegedly bulldozed the houses of farm workers, appeared on television.   Read More

Lifting of Quarantine and Movement Restrictions for African Horse Sickness

17 May 2004

As from 17 May 2004 the movement quarantine imposed as a result of the outbreak of African Horse Sickness in the Western Cape, has been lifted in the Stellenbosch and Somerset West Magisterial Districts, as well as on individual farms placed under... Read More