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#AgriMarkets: Factors underpinning SA production

The underperformance of South Africa’s agricultural sector in 2019 was largely caused by two factors: drought and biosecurity (specifically foot-and-mouth disease and...

Livestock auction ban hinders the red meat industry

“It is of critical importance that the current situation in the red meat industry normalise as soon as possible in order for...

Biosecurity in SA: Taking up the mantle of accountability

Over the past three years, numerous foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks rocked FMD-controlled areas, which is quite normal according to Dr Pieter Vervoort,...

ARC’s contribution to the control of the 2019 FMD outbreak

The ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Campus (ARC-OVR) has a long tradition of veterinary research since its founding in 1908. It is nationally and internationally recognised...

Progress: Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

On 1 November, veterinary services were alerted to clinical signs suspected to be foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in a herd of cattle on...

#AgriMarkets: SA agriculture returns to drought and disease

South Africa’s agricultural sector is having a déjà vu moment when it comes to drought and foot-and-mouth disease. The bad start of...

DAFF confirms new FMD outbreak in Limpopo

On 1 November 2019, veterinary services were alerted to clinical signs suspicious for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in a herd of cattle on...

#AgriMarkets: SA agriculture trade balance narrowed in Q2, 2019

While having improved from the first quarter of the year, South Africa’s agriculture trade surplus narrowed by 30% in the second quarter...

FMD officially confirmed in Namibia’s Zambezi Region

The movement of all cloven-hoofed animals and their products within, into and out of the Zambezi Region has been banned after an...

FMD: China lifts ban of imported cloven hoofed animals

On the 23rd of July 2019, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) announced that, subsequent to...