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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...

FMD ban lifted in selected South African provinces

Based on the results of recent risk assessments, the Veterinary Authority of China has stated that the ban due to foot-and-mouth...

#AgriMarkets: Budget speech and its implications for agriculture

In her first budget speech as Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza’s message was centered on the ethical...

The Animal Diseases Act: Foot-and-mouth disease

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal...

War for FMD-free status continues

South Africa experienced a FMD outbreak in the high surveillance area of the FMD free zone in Limpopo on 7 January 2019...