News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

South Africa's animal vaccines shortage impedes growth and jobs creation

11 May 2023

“Farmers cannot afford any further setbacks after having survived a drought that decimated many herds. Farmers are still trying to recover and rebuild their herds. Read More

Western Cape launches the 2023 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition

9 May 2023

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has launched the 2023 Western Cape Prestige Agri-Worker Competition in Hermanus in the Overberg District. The regional leg of the competition, which will be held across 16 regions within the... Read More

Public and agriculture sector to be vigilant after detection of avian influenza

2 May 2023

The Western Cape Veterinary Services has warned poultry farmers that avian influenza has been detected in two commercial layer farms in the Paardeberg area (in the Drakenstein and Swartland Local Municipalities). Approximately 120 000 birds have... Read More