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OVERVIEW leaner, healthier and often tastier than mass-produced alternatives. High-value meat cuts such as these will increase the value of exports from the Eastern Cape. The Border region is very strong in beef production. Stats confirm that South Africa has a large meat-eating population, as South Africans consume on average 13.7kg of beef every year, of which lamb or mutton makes up around 3.4kg.

range of flavoured milks, cheeses, custards, butter, fruit drinks and ice cream under many brand labels), Dairybelle (Cookhouse near Somerset East; cheeses), Woodlands Dairy (Humansdorp; UHT milk, First Choice Brand), Sundale Free Range Dairy (East London Industrial Development Zone).

Dairy About a quarter of South Africa’s milk comes from the Eastern Cape. Although conditions vary greatly from the luscious green grasses of the Lower Tsitsikamma to the drier conditions of the Karoo, they all seem to suit milkproducing cows. The bigger dairies include Coega Dairy which was founded in 2011 and is situated in the Coega IDZ. Coega Dairy is one of South Africa’s 10 largest dairies with a turnover of more than R1.5-billion and produces milk under the Coastal label as well as under contract for various retailers. It supplies milk all over South Africa. It also manages the Famous Brands Cheese Company within the IDZ as part of a joint venture with Famous Brands. Other dairy operations include Dawson Dairy (just outside Port Elizabeth), Crickley Dairy (Queenstown), Clover Dairy (Port Elizabeth; packaging and fresh pasteurised milk processing, long-life UHT milk), Parmalat (Port Elizabeth; a wide

ONLINE RESOURCES Agri Eastern Cape: www.agriec.co.za Chicory Producers Association: www.chicory.co.za Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform: www.drdar.gov.za Eastern Cape Development Corporation: www.ecdc.co.za Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency: www.ecrda.co.za Milk Producers Organisation: www.mpo.co.za Mohair South Africa: www.mohair.co.za National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: www.daff.gov.za National Woolgrowers’ Association of South Africa: www.nwga.co.za South African Mohair Growers Association: www.angoras.co.za

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EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018

Eastern Cape Business 2018 edition  

The 2018 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has estab...

Eastern Cape Business 2018 edition  

The 2018 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has estab...

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