The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) exists in order to create an enabling environment to achieve sustainable producer profits in the domestic and international market.

As a representative association, SAPA serves the interests of the poultry industry in a number of ways. It acts as a channel for any matter the industry wishes to collectively address. SAPA acts as the face of the industry, addressing and maintaining a presence in society.

Small scale poultry farmers will find useful information on the website. New entrants into the industry will benefit from joining the association.

What Does SAPA Do?

SAPA is involved in the regulation of tariffs, including the anti-dumping duty.

It works with the department of agriculture on formulating agricultural trade policy. SAPA also helps to curtail smuggling.

The association addresses food safety issues, along with the Department of Health and the SA Consumer Goods Council.

It influences the management of veterinary matters, including preparing for the establishment of a Poultry Disease Management Agency.

SAPA monitors matters around feed manufacture.

Training and technology transfer is provided, along with statistics.

The generic advertising campaign for eggs is in its third year.

The development of emerging poultry farmers is prioritised.

The Codes of Practice provide internationally-accepted guidelines to the industry.

SAPA takes accreditation of hatcheries seriously, so as to improve and maintain the high standard of chick production in South Africa.

There is a SAPA broiler organisation and an egg production organisation.

For more information go to www.sapoultry.co.za/home/.

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