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RPO reacts on the an on the movement of cattle

The RPO took note of the announcement by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza on 16 August that all movement of cattle is suspended for an initial period of 21 days with the option to extend it.

The announcement has a very serious impact on the red meat value chain. However, it must be remembered that a turnaround strategy is needed, which probably became necessary due to the fact that in the last two weeks there were 15 new outbreaks, and two additional provinces were affected. 

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