Winter 2009

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
1 General News
4 The Impact of Feed Restriction in Broilers
5 Stocking Density and Pig Performance.
As I write this, I cannot help but feel that the worst has passed for animal
agriculture. Ingredient prices have softened and demand for our products
has strengthened. Generally, producers are in a better position than they
were at this time last year. Sadly, this sentiment is not true for the economy
as a whole. That South Africa cannot escape the negative impact of a weak
global economy is illustrated by the motor trade. Car sales have dropped
some 43% year on year. Car sales in the United Kingdom have dropped by
more than 60% during the same period. Either the global meltdown has been
slow in reaching our shores, or our economy is in relatively good shape. It is
hard to know which.

Contact: rick@spesfeed.co.za / +27 31 766 0016.