The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) is the mouthpiece of commercial pork producers in South Africa. The organisation serves the South African pork producer by co-operating within the organised agricultural fraternity and by liaising with various sectoral organisations, role-players within the supply chain of the meat industry, the government and international interest groups. SAPPO is a broad-based and dynamic service provider and facilitator, representing and supporting all South Africa’s pig farmers in their quest for profitability and sustainability. Also see SAPPO’s objectives and functions in the menu left.

The organistaion is recognised by the government and other agricultural role-players as the mouthpiece and representative organisation for pork producers. It provides a one-stop service (see functions) which aims at presenting the South African pork producer’s point of view from various platforms.

SAPPO’s membership is calculated in terms of the number of commercial sows in the country. It comprises:

Northern provinces

Gauteng: 11 300 sows
Limpopo: 12 700 sows
Mpumalanga: 14 000 sows
Northwest: 17 800 sows

KwaZulu-Natal: 16 600 sows
Western Cape: 21 000 sows
Eastern Cape: 6 000 sows
Free State: 9 000 sows
Northern Cape: 2 000

Total: 110 400

SAPPO serves a small but dynamic industry consisting of:

  • approximately 110 400 sows owned by approximately 230 pig farmers.
  • In total 153 registered pig abattoirs, applying modern technology to ensure a streamlined slaughtering process, responsible for the slaughtering of just more than the 2,7 million pigs annually.
  • In total 9 stud breeders.