AGRI LIMPOPO CALLS FOR URGENT AND DECISIVE ACTION ON FMD
Agri Limpopo expresses its extreme concern over the current outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Limpopo, its current consequences and future impacts.
The outbreak in Limpopo has the potential to collapse the entire red meat industry – unless urgent and decisive action is taken.
As Agri Limpopo we share the sentiment of Agri SA regarding the national banning of livestock auctions that –
The ban comes at a time when farmers are grappling with a drought – thus exacerbating the difficult and trying times for the agricultural industry as a whole and specifically for red meat producers.
We do not believe that the current action of banning auctions goes far enough to mitigate and bring the current outbreak to an end. We need far more comprehensive, decisive and urgent action. We need –
We call upon all stakeholders in the sector, public and private, to work together for the common good of the red meat industry – to bring to and end the current outbreak of FMD and to put in place a local protocol to mitigate against future outbreaks.
Agri Limpopo will work closely with the relevant authorities and urges its Members to adhere to the necessary safety protocols.
PIET ENGELBRECHT (PRESIDENT) – 082 524 8924
DOUW PELSER (SAFETY & SECURITY) – 082 820 5228
DEIDRE CARTER (CEO) – 082 831 9168