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Giyani Farmers Day February 2018

Mar 2018

On the 13th of February 2018, Alfa Chicks in conjunction with Cobb South Africa and Giyani Feeds held a farmers day in Giyani at the Department of Agriculture. The training was attended by about 30 farmers and was presented by Mr Phiri Tau of Cobb South Africa who focused on the management aspects of raising broiler chicks. Thank you to Cobb SA for your involvement.

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Malamulele Farmers Day March 2018

Mar 2018

On the 15th of March 2018, Alfa Chicks in conjunction with Cobb South Africa and a local cooperative in the area held a farmers day in Malamulele at a poultry farm. The training was attended by about 15 farmers and was presented by Mr Brendan Graaf of Cobb South Africa who focused on the management aspects of raising broiler chicks among other topics. Thank you to Cobb SA for your involvement.

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Price increase 2017

Aug 2017

Dear customers. Market forces beyond our control have forced us to increase our Day Old Chick prices by 25 cents with effect from 18 September 2017. We would by that time have successfully managed to avoid a price increase for 19 months which has been very difficult for us to do considering the tough economic and other conditions that we were trading in. Our transport prices remain unchanged. We thank you for your continued loyal support and assure you that we will continue to strive to providing you with the best quality and service that you have become accustomed to receiving from us.

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Alfa Chicks Farmers Day held in Pretoria June 2017

Jun 2017

A Farmers Day was held at Alfa Chicks on the 10th of June 2017. 100 farmers attended the Farmers Day with farmers coming from as far afield as Seleka, Virginia and Thoyandou. The main topic for discussion centered around small & emerging farmers getting involved with our country’s food security, agricultural principles & production management aspects and challenges to consider when farming in the winter. Guest speakers included Dr Tracy Ledger, (FB Page: Tracy Ledger Food and Social Justice ) and Brendan Graaf (from Cobb) who focused on winter management aspects and Dr Hope who discussed various other aspects surrounding poultry production.

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Price increase delayed

Mar 2017

Due to successful last minute negotiations Alfa Chicks are happy to announce that there will not be a price increase in April and that we only expect a further price increase nearer to August of 2017. We apologise for any confusion that may have been caused by this. Thank you for your continued loyal support.

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Lesotho Farmers Day

Mar 2017

On the of 9th of February 2017 Alfa Chicks in conjunction with BEE Hive Enterprises held a farmers day in Maseru for approximately 60 small and developing farmers. Considering the logistical challenges that farmers in that region face they still managed to attend the event. A big thank you to Brendan from Cobb South Africa and Karel from Bitek Biosecurity who gave presentations on management and biosecurity aspects respectively. Also, a special thank you to Mr Notsi and his team for arranging the venue and advertising the event in Lesotho.

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Giyani Farmers Day

Jun 2016

A farmers day was held at Giyani Department of Agriculture’s depot on Tuesday the 16th of June 2016. The day was attended by approximately 30 poultry farmers from the Giyani region. The day was arranged by Gerrie Van Der Merwe of Giyani Feeds. The focus of the day was cage preparation, the importance of brooding presented by Marcos Grassini of Alfa Chicks and also a presentation regarding feed by Petrus of Feed Master.

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Alfa Chicks Farmers Day held at Alfa Chicks

Jun 2016

A farmers day was held at Alfa Chicks on the 25th of June 2016. 50 farmers attended the farmers day with farmers coming from as far afield as Seleka, Delareyville, Maseru and Thoyandou. The main topic for discussion centred around farming in the winter and related challenges. Guest speakers from Cobb, Ross and Immunovet kept the farmers on the edge of their seats. The farmers were extremely involved in the sessions and many questions were asked and answered by the panel of experts.

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