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National Ban on the movement of cattle

On Tuesday, August 16, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) announced a national ban on the movement of cattle.  This drastic intervention follows the recent rapid spread of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in South Africa. There are currently active outbreaks in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces and new …

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Invitation to the Agro-Food West Africa Exhibition 2022 in Ghana

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is inviting interested companies from the Agri-Processing Sectors (Food, Beverage & Cosmetics) to apply to participate at the 7th edition of the Agro-Food West Africa Exhibition 2022. Please note that the completed application forms, together with supporting documentation must be submitted no later than Friday, 26th August 2022. No …

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Restrictions in the movement of equids due to increase in AHS cases

Due to the dramatic increase in African Horse Sickness (AHS) cases in the AHS infected (endemic) zone of the country over the last several months, many areas have been closed for direct movement into the AHS controlled area of the Western Cape. All Provinces, including Beaufort West of the Western Cape (which is outside the …

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Rising risk of Foot-and-Mouth disease infection

Cases of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in the Free State, Limpopo and Gauteng provinces. New cases are still being reported in the North West and KwaZulu-Natal. This follows on the movement of animals from the control area bordering the Kruger National Park and after infected animals were sold at auctions. Foot-and-mouth disease is …

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