RPO Bulletin Oct 2021

RPO BULLETIN October 2021 Welcome to the RPO’s Red Meat Bulletin These goods drive South African agriculture Agriculture plays a crucial role in food security, supplying the basic products that keep millions of people fed every day. In South Africa, the industry produces a variety of products, from beef and poultry to maize, fruit and […]

Mtubatuba Outbreak Follow-Up Report and Surveillance Update – 16 August 2021

Press Release 16 August 2021 Mtubatuba Outbreak Follow-Up Report and Surveillance Update – 30 July 2021 1. Introduction and summaryIn May 2021, an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle was confirmed in the Umkhanyakude District Municipality of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. Twenty-six locations in KwaZulu-Natal Province have been identified as FMD positive and […]

Update on the Outbreak of FMD in the FMD infected zone – Zambezi Region

Press Release 13 August 2021 Update on the Outbreak of FMD in the FMD infected zone – Zambezi Region – Detection of a new FMD serotupe O The Directors of Veterinary Services under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform would like to update farmers and the General Public about the Food and Mouth […]

Meat Matters Episode 7 of 13

Meat Matters: First Class South African Red Meat Information and Entertainment Episode 7 To the over 600 Butcheries that made it into our Best Butchers competition 2020, we wish you huge congratulations on an exceptionally high standard across the board this year. Each and everyone delivered above and beyond to keep our Butchery standards among […]

SAPPO Weekly Update – Week 23

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SAPPO Weekly Update Week 23 (2021) In the News – Unrest How is the unrest in KZN affecting pork producers? Myles van Deventer, Baynesfield, Pietermaitzburg “We had major challenges. Frey’s abattoir, the biggest abattoir in KZN situated in Cato Ridge, was vandalised and luted this week.” Boykie Mogase, SAPPO assistant business development manager in KZN […]

RPO Bulletin July 2021

RPO BULLETIN July 2021 Vets’ assistance required in FMD outbreak The Director of Animal Health, Dr Mpho Maja, has called for the assistance of vets and para-vets in KwaZulu-Natal in identifying and reporting Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) lesions to the nearest state veterinarian. This follows after an outbreak of FMD was confirmed on 27 […]

FMD Outbreak Mtubatuba Follow-up Report 2 July 2021

Press Release 2 July 2021 Foot and Mouth Disease: Mtubatuba Outbreak Follow up Report 1. Introduction and summary In May 2021, an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle was confirmed at a dip tank in the Umkhanyakude District Municipality of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. Since the discovery and reporting of the index case, […]